The Importance Of Life In The New World

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The New World was a mysterious place with vast land and riches galore. This mysterious land, became the Promised Land to many Europeans with the dream of owning land, becoming wealthy, and having freedom to do as they wished. Therefore, many decided to take the long voyage across the Atlantic Ocean. What they did not realize was their lives would never be the same as before and what they had thought was the Promised Land actually became a place of devastation and enslavement to the majority of those who sought after this promise of land ownership, wealth and freedom. The first colony that England tried to establish was the Roanoke Colony in 1587, but since they were unprepared for the environment and the hard work that it took to establish …show more content…
They had it bad, but it was much worse for the kidnapped slaves. The slaves were thought of nothing more than animals and were treated as such. They were kidnapped out of their villages by the white man and even by other Africans. They were crammed into the ships and many died even before arriving to the New World. Those were the lucky ones, most would say. The slaves were treated as the indentured servants, but they were never going to earn their freedom. They could be bought, sold and traded just as they did with livestock. The need was so great for labor in the New World, due to the demand of the goods Britain desired and the need to cultivate the land and harvest the farms, that slaves became a necessity to most everyone. As the need rose for more trade with Britain so did the need for slaves. The purchase and treatment of slaves was approved by the Royal Crown and enforced by the Colonial Elites who were in charge of ensuring that the colonies ran like a well-oiled machine and that order was maintained within all off the …show more content…
They typically had slaves and indentured servants, but they also had to obey the class above them and eventually they began to disagree with what the elites were doing and unrest started within their class as well. Life for the middle class was much better than the poor, but they still had to struggle with what??? The middle class had worked hard for what they had and they wanted to be free from the rule of Britain and what they did not like was how friendly the British were with the Indians and this caused Nathanial Bacon to take up a revolt for the

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