25 August 2013
Task Three: Writing Like a Historian
Have you ever wondered who discovered America? When and how this world came to be? Where did all these animals come from? Even though reading that gigantic packet, “ America, Found and Lost” by Charles C. Mann was extremely tiring, I’ve discovered five changes that the settlers from Jamestown brought to Virginia and reciprocated America.
With the information I’ve found in my research, there was a lot of changes. First, honey bees were a big change to America. The effects on the the bees is that the english imported them, just for their honey. If they never brought them the plants wouldn't blossom. Their crops would never mature and then the people wouldn't be healthy. The word “pollinate” didn't even get recognized until the 19th century. The only reasons why they discovered this word is because they figured out what the bees were doing. The Indians came to view it as a harbinger of invasion, when they shipped the honey bees to America. Most likely Johnny Appleseed’s trees wouldn’t have apples. The bees pollinated farms all over the east coast to keep everything healthy and growing. Huckleberry Finn wouldn't have watermelons to steal, because without those bees the fruit wouldn’t even grow.
Another change to America, was animals. Domestic Animals were a great change when traveling from England to America. One of the domestic animals were pigs they were smart, strong, constantly hungry, vicious when crossed, they ate nut, fruits, shellfish, and corn. They turned up the soil with their shovel-like noses in search of edible roots. Indians fought them just to keep their food from the pigs. The Indians also relied on the pigs to eat the the type of root that they love, when times were hard. The pigs favorite root that they love to eat is tuckahoe. Thats the...
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