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Communities of the New World Settlers

Discuss an early settlement that represents a European nation from which settlers came to the New World. What were the inter-relationships between functions of the early communities and their respective forms? How were the economic, social and cultural activities of the community reflected in the physical relationships among the various land uses? How were conditions external to the community reflected in physical relationships among land uses and other aspects of the physical community?

How did available technologies influence the settlement pattern and the way the communities functioned. What about the natural environmental setting? Describe the accommodations provided, the materials used and other adaptations made to the climate and to local environmental features.

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Settler colonies from Europe were established when large numbers of people moved to a new colony. Local tribes were usually out numbered and thus forced to move or be exterminated. If they chose to move to another area, the land was generally of poorer-quality and resources were scarce. Tribes used the local plants and animals as their source of medical supply. When moved out of the area, they were depleted of medicine and medical resources.

As colonies formed, there were more people from various countries settling. This increased the number of problems they needed to solve, such as poverty and disease. The good side is the inter-locking ideas of agriculture and how to take care of the land. Settlers had to work together among colonies from other nations. Hunting, farming, sewing, and other activities ...

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In-depth discussion addressing early settlers to the new world. Key topics are; Inter-relationships between functions of the early communities and their respective forms, economic, social and cultural activities of the community reflected in the physical relationships among the various land uses, how were conditions external to the community reflected in physical relationships among land uses, and how available technologies influenced the settlement pattern and the way the communities functioned

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