Race, Racial, Economic, Political And Educational Aspects Of The United States Of America

1753 Words Dec 7th, 2015 8 Pages
The perception of race has played a major part in the way Americans think about their history. Race continues to convince many people into the belief that American experience forms the exception in world history, the variation from structure that appears to hold for everybody else. Elsewhere, classes within society may have experienced difficulty over authority and freedom, over persecution and oppression, over competing discernment for morality and right; but in the United States, these were next in line after the underlying theme of race. Race has factored into social, economic, political and educational aspects in society in years past and even today.

Jamestown, founded in 1607 by the Virginia Company, was the first English settlement in what came to be known as the United States of America. This company established Jamestown to benefit from the land’s natural resources. The area belonged to the Powhatan Confederacy, where more than 14,000 Native Americans lived. The first meetings with the English settlers and Indians were peaceful. The English began to struggle to produce crops because the group had arrived to Jamestown in May, missing the right time to plant crops. Local Indians provided them with food, but English demands for goods and land led to problems between the two groups. The first Africans arrived to Jamestown in 1619. Many of these Africans were kidnapped from his or her homelands in different parts of Africa, had his or her identity was stripped away and…

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