Many events had occurred in America; some of those events usually were a problem. Numerous amount of people such as immigrants and many other brave men and women that lived in the Lower East Side had helped resolve those problems. Not only had people made a difference in the American history through their bravery, but the immigrants had made a huge difference with their culture, religion, tradtions, holidays ec... that they had left behind for us to practice. Former residents of the Lower East Side have left their beliefs, culture, tradtions etc.. behind and now we practice them, their culture had contributed to the Social changes in the United States of America from the mid- 19th to 20th century. So today because of the former brave residents of the Lower East Sidemand their culture , they had made a huge difference in the American history.
Then came along Peter Stuyvesant, but was also known as "Peg Leg". ( His nick name is "Peg Leg because he lost his leg in a war.) Former military general Peter Stuyvesant was also a former governor of New Amsterdam. New Amsterdam was a town that had been located around where our school is located. Peter Stuyvesant was a very good governor, he had whipped the town back into shape. Mr. Stuyesant had created many rules and most of them are used today. Some examples of rules Mr. Stuyvesant had created was sanitary laws, street noises laws, and safety laws and so on... All of the laws Peter Stuyvesant had created was because so he could improve the living conditions of the New Amsterdam town. An example of the safety law is Mr. Stuyvesant made sure that every chimney had an expection and he provided fire wardens. This connects to modern day because, the fire wardens from back then are sort of like our modern day firemen. The are similar because both our firemen and the fire warden makes sured that we are that we are safe from fires. Peter Stuyvesant had put New Amsterdam , the old New York, back into shape but then settlers had come into New Amsterdam. When the huge amount of settlers had come to the small town that made Mr. Stuyvesant job hard and his work had been a waste. The settlers that had come over to New Amsterdam had in a way over thrown Peter Stuyvesant. The laws that Mr. Stuyvesant had created, not only us in the Lower East Side but our country still use his laws today stem off of him in a good/great matter.
John Jacob Astor
Around the 1780s there was a well -known man named John Jacob Astor.
Mr.Astor was well known for his business, and one of Mr. Astor’s businesses was
selling opium. Opium is a type of drug that people had used back then. (In modern
days we don't use opium as much as they did, but today opium is used mainly in
Afganistan).Back then when you sold drugs it was not illegal like it is today and it
was not illegal to buy the drugs too. He would trade opium with the Native
Americans. The Native Americans would purchase the drug because, they would
practiced. The drugs the Native Americans had used back then is sort of like our modern day drugs. For example the pipe the Native Americans had smoked through issort of like a modern day cigarette or just regular tobacco that they smoked . Another way this idea connects to modern day is, unfortunately today drug sometimes get people together in a social matter the same way they had used the drugs to get together during their special/religious occasions. We in a way stem off the Native Americans because we do similar things. Not the greatest/good thing but we stem of the former residents of the Lower East Side.
Taverns and Slaughterhouses
There were taverns around this time. Taverns were places where people
(mainly men) would drink (alcohol) , played games to gamble (crack loo) ,
talked to eachother(gossip) and etc... . The reason why there were taverns was
because , next door there would be a slaughterhouse. A slaughthouse is a place
where they prepare your cattle ( any type of meat/livestocks). The tavern was a just
a place for people to relax whilethey were waiting for their meat. The taverns are
similar to us, like our modern day bars that adults go to. Also their slaughterhouse
is similar, people get our meats ready for us. The only difference is we don't wait
for them to cut the livestock, today the livestock is already prepared; all we have
to do is just buy it from the store and cook. Taverns connect to today because its