Illnesses such as smallpox killed the majority of Native American populations significantly weakening the Naive Americans allowing for Europeans to more easily conquer them. The transfer of crops from the Americas to Europe allowed for a more population growth and shaped their cuisine to this day. Potatoes and native to the Americas yet they are and were a staple of European diets, most notably the Irish. European discovery of resources in the Americas led to millions of African slaves being shipped to the Americas to work in mines or plantations. This widespread slave trade has influences race relations to this day.
Whenever you hear about the European Exploration, or ‘The Age of Discovery’’ you hear a lot about what the Europeans gained from it, while they did learn a lot from this and gather a lot of new resources they were not the only ones affected. The Age of Discovery affected more areas that just Europe, it also affected the Americas and Africa. To prove this we must first know what European Exploration is.
The indigenous American colonies were heavily impacted by the Europeans colonization. They brought in weeds, vermin, and deadly microbes which devastated the Native Americans(39). However the Native Americans were introduced to guns, clothing, and a variety of goods that would make living much more easier for them. The Native Americans were better fed and clothed than ever before (49).
Culture wasn’t the only thing that the Europeans brought over to the Americas. Along with their customs and rules, came the diseases that the Native American’s have never been exposed to. The Europeans brought many communicable diseases such as small pox and measles which were transmitted to the Native Americans through trade goods or someone infected with them. This quickly annihilated most of the Native American population.
Native Americans had inherited the land now called America and eventually their lives were destroyed due to European Colonization. When the Europeans arrived and settled, they changed the Native American way of life for the worst. These changes were caused by a number of factors including disease, loss of land, attempts to export religion, and laws, which violated Native American culture.
We as a world together have been through a lot of changes and made a lot of advances over the past couple of centuries. Many have argued about the outcome of the European expansion on the Americas. Some people feel that the Europeans had both a positive and negative impact on the expansion; however, the negative impact gave a devastating result, which would continue to change history for almost four hundred years. The Europeans were manipulative towards to indigenous people of the Americas. They exploited them, using them as their personal slaves. Most importantly, they silently murdered the Natives by introducing them to diseases such as the measles and smallpox. Consequently, a small pox epidemic was caused, which resulted in the
The arrival of Europeans in America greatly disrupted the life of the Natives. The natives had their own culture in America with their own special beliefs. When Europeans arrived they tried to alter the way Native Americans lived their lives to resemble their way of living. The Natives did not respect this because they had previously built a lifestyle in America that they wish not to be transformed. The two cultures had different opinions about government, religion, land, and society. Due to the many differences between the Native and European people, it was unfeasible that there would be no conflicts between them.
Africa has had a long and tumultuous road of colonization and decolonization the rush to colonize Africa started in the 17th century with the discovery of the vast amounts of gold, diamonds, and rubber with colonization hitting a fever pitch during World War I. However, the repercussions of colonization have left deep wounds that still remain unhealed in the 21st century. Early on, European nations such as Britain, Portugal, Spain, Italy, Germany and Belgium scrambled for territories. Countries wanted land so they could harvest the resources, increase trade, and gain power. The European colonization of Africa brought racism, civil unrest, and insatiable greed; all of which have had lasting impacts on Africa.
The effects of European exploration were mostly positive. The exploration led to cultural diffusion, the Colombian exchange, and the modernization of goods as well as cities. The end of isolation from Europe and Asia brought a new beginning to the Americas. As the Natives perished under the wrath of the Europeans, the European empire grew rich from enslavement. Although this caused great disdain until the 1960s (and even still a little today), the effects of European exploration changed the world for the better because it lead to the key elements that still affect society today- cultural diffusion, the exchange of goods (globally), and the modernization in technology.
Europeans brought to the Americas catastrophic diseases that killed millions and decimated native populations, who possessed no immunity to the illnesses. The Europeans also had deliberate policies of subjugation and extermination, by which they brutally tortured or murdered natives due to the Europeans ' history of brutality in war and their consideration of the natives as no more than savages. The Europeans also introduced some beneficial elements. These included important crops such as sugar and bananas, domestic livestock such as cattle and pigs, and the horse. They also taught the natives the Spanish and Portuguese languages, though the natives came to create a large number of dialects that mixed elements of their own language with that of the new Europeans.
The Age of Exploration had a great impact on the world. During this time, the New World was discovered and the New and Old World came together. The colonization of the New World had many positive and negative effects during the Age of exploration. The Europeans were motivated by things such as gold, god, and glory, which led to the start of the Age of Exploration. Many negative effects came from the colonization of the New World such as, mistreatment of Natives, many wars taking place, and slaves began to be a big part of a the trade with the New World. On the contrary, there were many positives, like new products were traded, new routes were found, and many relations were made with the Indians. Many things led to the Age of Exploration, which
The many cultural differences between the Europeans and the Natives also caused frequent clashes and rifts between the two groups that often led to destruction of land and people, and sometimes resulted in blood – shed, war or captivity. The Europeans not only wanted the Natives land when they arrived, but they also brought a sense of superiority and a string of diseases with them. These diseases are what would soon aid in wiping out most of the Natives tribes.
Europeans brought diseases to the Americas, such as smallpox and measles. The original descendants did not bring the diseases because they traveled through the cold and they had no domesticated animals. Many of these diseases were caused by domesticated animals. At
One of the worst things to come out of this time was slavery. African villages would be invaded and Africans would be slaughtered. Those who lived would be enslaved and put on ships where they would be put in small cramped areas body to body off to the Americas to be sold to others and be used for work such as cotton picking. (Doc 4) Native Americans were also enslaved when Europeans and spanish conquistadors began to take over the Americas. Both Africans and Native Americans would be whipped and tortured if they did not heed their orders. (Doc 1) War was another effect of the age of exploration. When groups of people unwilling to give up their land to Spanish conquistadors would fight back things could get messy. This resulted in large amount of civilizations being wiped out and many innocent people being slaughtered. Many countries in the same continent began to wage war. Countries like France and Britain fighting over property of land. (Doc 7) The age of exploration also allowed disease to spread like wildfire throughout the world. Leaving effects of the age of exploration still with us today are illnesses like
Historically the treatment of Native Americans has been highly problematic, especially throughout the colonization of the New World. Although, when colonising some Europeans took a merciful and sympathetic approach to the Native Americans, generally the treatment towards the indigenous people was not humane. Not only did the Native Americans die at the hand of the settlers, they also died from diseases that had been brought to the new world by explorers for which they had no immunity. In some cases diseases such as smallpox wiped out entire tribes. Together, the introduction of diseases and the actions of the European settlers had devastating effects on the Native Americans.