Bundle Float Theory Vs Bering Strait Theory

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The two most popular theories on how the Native Americans arrived in the Americas are the Bundle Float Theory and the Bering Strait Theory. The Bundle Float Theory purposes the idea that Paleo-Indians went across the Pacific Ocean on man-made floats and ended up in the Americas. The Bering Strait Theory states that the Paleo-Indians came to the Americas through a land bridge that connected Alaska with Asia. The Bering Strait Theory believes that the Paleo-Indians came over 15,000 years ago, versus the Bundle Float Theory that believes they came over 40,000 years ago. No matter which theory is correct, they both hypothesize that the Paleo-Indians came for nomadic reasons. When they did arrive, they spread out all over the continent.
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First, the 13 colonies are divided up into three different colonies: New England, Middle Colonies, and The South. Each of the colonies were founded by different people, for different reasons. New England was founded by the Puritans who were seeking religious refuge from England. They felt that the church had become corrupt and left England and arrived in the Americas in 1620. The Middle Colonies were founded by the Dutch who were mostly middle class Quakers. They came to the Americas simply to follow behind the footsteps of the French and attempt to establish trade with the Native Americans. The Southern colonies consisted of mostly young and poor single men (looking for new work in America) and slaves from Africa. Agriculturally, the most profitable of the three colonies was The South. They had a much longer growing season and their climate was great for growing the most exported product from the colonies (tobacco). The Middle Colonies were relatively profitable also. Due to them having a milder temperature than the Southern colonies, their main export was wheat which caused their economy to do great in the 18th century. The main exports of New England was the least profitable of the three colonies. Since their climate resembled England’s (cold winters, short growing season, and rugged landscape), there wasn’t much that they could really export. Although, they did export lumber from their forests and …show more content…
It was an endless loop that was very hard to get out of. People would get sucked into the “business” and never get out. From a sociological and psychological standpoint, slavery was the mistake that cannot be erased. Not only was the process extremely inhumane, it also demonstrates how deeply ingrained the practice of racism is within us. The slave trade began in Portugal in the 1400’s. In the 1600’s landowners in the colonies needed more laborers to raise crops and many turned to the idea of slavery. In the beginning of slavery, colonists treated slaves like indentured servants: the slaves would work for the colonist for a few years and afterwards they were freed and given their own land. But towards the mid-1600’s colonies began to pass laws about permanent enslavement of Africans. In 1705, Virginia’s General Assembly declared that all servants that were imported and were not originally Christians would be slaves for the rest of their lives. This is where the idea of racism began: with the change of legal status, promoting the idea that Africans were lesser than Whites. Once established, slavery quickly expanded and while it expanded, care for the Africans became worse and worse. It began with kingdoms in Africa selling their own which quickly escalated to people being kidnapped. Once they were kidnapped or sold, they were forced to wait in the slave forts until the boat came to pick them up and bring

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