The traditional values of the people in the colonial period

Conditions are so desperate that one man "did kill his wife, powdered her, and had eaten part of her" before leaders discover his actions and have him executed. In June, the small number of survivors abandon Jamestown, only to meet the new governor, Lord Delaware, who orders them back, provides provisions to reinvigorate the colony, and places all colonists under martial law until the end of the year.

The aftermath results in the hanging of several dozen survivors and the loss of much of the General Assembly's independence. Supplies are low, nobody had planted enough corn to last through the winter, and there is not enough to eat.

Since that time, the archaeological findings have changed the way we think about Jamestown. The Middle Colonies developed a highly diverse society based upon many diverse languages, religions, and cultures.

Painstaking investigation indicates he was shot at fairly close range and died of the injury. Holidays related to Britain and local events have been replaced with Chinese holidays such as 1 July, celebrating the restoration of Hong Kong to Chinese rule inand 1 October, commemorating the founding of the PRC in It is pinkish red with a stylized bauhinia flower in white in the center.

New England colonies were ruled by religious leaders through small town meetings. Founded in by George Fox, the Quakers - called so because Fox urged them to "tremble at the name of the Lord" - had several very controversial beliefs: All people had "divinity within themselves," an "Inner Light" would could guide them along the path of righteousness, and all who obtained such divinity could also attain salvation.

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Society was bi-racial — white and black. You can see this desire to populate the colony with the hard-working poor of Europe in this quote and image from the publication of Reasons for Establishing the Colony of Georgia: "It is undoubtedly a self-evident Maxim, that the Wealth of a Nation consists in the Numbers of her People.

Finally, look into the Salem Witch Trials. Merchants believed that the world's wealth was finite and that one nation could only grow rich at the expanse of another. Goal 4: To study the characteristics of the early colonists Characteristics of the First Colonists Most were young - over half were 25 years and under.

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Colonial Culture