In the 1600 and 1700's the Scottish began coming to the United States. Some of them
were primarily for Quakers and Presbyterians who were experiencing religious persecution by the then Episcopalian Church of Scotland. (Hess, 2011) Most did not come by choice. A lot of the reasons ranged from political prisoners of rebellions, to paupers, to petty thieves and criminals. They were facing prison or execution, so the only other choice they had was to move to the States. Since they didn't have the money for their passage to the New World, most of them became bonded-servants, which meant once here they had to work off their debt to the person who paid their way. The average person would have to work approximately seven years for their debtor.
The English, Dutch and Germans did not treat them kindly. They were thought to be less civilized, orderly and less interested in bettering themselves materially through hard work (Cockburn, 2011). They were considered good fighters and were place on the front lines in the battles with the Indians. Scotsmen did not like the stereotyping of the English, Dutch and Germans, and were determined to be successful in their new lives here in the United States.
The Scottish settlers in the early 1600's preferred to live in Virginia over New England, and their preference for the southern colonies continued until the time leading up to the Revolutionary War. Numbers of Scots and Scot-Irish could also be found in New York, New Hampshire, Massachusetts, Connecticut and other places (Cockburn, 2011). The primary settlement of the Scotsmen was from Pennsylvania to Georgia.
[...] Barrie wrote the story of PETER PAN-THE BOY THAT NEVER GREW UP. Barrie wrote Peter Pan as both a book and a play. In 1929 he gave copyright to Great Ormand Street Hospital for children in London, giving them a unique fundraising tool (Sahni). In conclusion I did not realize just how much my Scottish heritage effected my life. I assumed that the traditions, games I played and literature I like were American culture. Now I know that some of my ancestry was passed down. References Cockburn, C. [...]
[...] The Scottish more traditionally dress as something super natural such as ghouls and ghosts, where we tends to dress in whatever seems to tickle our fancy at the moment. When the children go door to door in Scotland, they are expected to perform for their treat. Such things as dancing, singing or poetry, are examples of performances. And one tradition that comes from the Scots is bobbing for apples. Some games that came from Scotland That I like are word games such as, hangman, word scramble and word search. [...]
[...] The migration of the Scottish people In the 1600 and 1700's the Scottish began coming to the United States. Some of them were primarily for Quakers and Presbyterians who were experiencing religious persecution by the then Episcopalian Church of Scotland.” (Hess, 2011) Most did not come by choice. A lot of the reasons ranged from political prisoners of rebellions, to paupers, to petty thieves and criminals. They were facing prison or execution, so the only other choice they had was to move to the States. [...]
[...] (2011, Auggust 06). Scots emigration/immigration to the US. Retrieved September from Silicon Glen: http://www.silicoglen.com/Scotland/11_24.html Double jeopardy. (2011, September 11). Retrieved September from Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Double_jeopardy Hess, M. A. (2011). Scottish and scotch-irish americans . Retrieved September from Countries and Their Cultures: http://www.everyculture.com/multi/Pa- Sp/Scottish-and-Scotch-Irish-Americans.html Sahni, A. (n.d.). Peter Pan - The Boy Who Never Grew Up . [...]
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