Social Political And Cultural Changes In American History

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There are many social, economic, political and cultural changes that have shaped American history from the 1400s to the end of the Civil War. Many events occurred between these time periods. Socially, America went from being undeveloped to developing quickly. Economically, America from hard times due from the rapid number of settlers to profitable because of the crops and goods America produced. Politically, America went from sharing a political system with England to creating a constitution directly for America alone, free from other rule. Culturally, America changed from using forced slave labor to freeing the African American slaves. These are only a few examples of the many that have shaped American history. Women, men, blacks and whites…show more content…
White women contributed to the profit of the New World by raising families. When the men were sick women would pick up on his duties such as farming. Later, in 1848, the problem of women’s inequality arose. Women fought for their rights and by 1860, fourteen states had given women greater power. Of course the fight was not over yet, these events made the social change clear. Men were seen as the higher power, head of the households. Men’s priorities changed from exploring, farming, inventing to fighting in the wars throughout this time period. Black men and women came to the New World as slaves. The New World started engage in the African American slave trade. Settlers realized that slaves were profitable; rather than hiring people to work for them, they bought slaves. Slave women were sold to for work just like the men; however, if the woman was able to have children she would be sold for almost as much as a male field hand. Black African American men were high in value and worked in the fields producing crops, especially cotton in the South. The Civil War approached in 1861, the North and South changed economically wise; however, this…show more content…
When Columbus asked the King to fund his trips to the New World, Spain was doing economically well. Spain’s goal was to become rich from trade, the King agreed with Columbus that the New World would be a great investment to get rich from trade. Between the 1500s and 1650, gold and silver were sent to Spain from the new world. Spain started to see promise in the New World. Once America started producing goods, England was gaining more profit. America was diverse economically, from livestock, fish to skilled shipbuilders. Settlers adjusted to the changing environments, created different economies, labor systems, and worshiped in different churches. Immigrants began to come to the New World to prosper with the opportunities of possibly getting rich or even for religious freedom. Up into the Civil War all of theses factors continued to

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