Expansion to the “New World” Essay

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Expansion to the new world was both a blessing and a curse to both Europeans and the natives of the new land. The first motive for exploring the new world to find a easier and faster way to trade with the Asian countries, but soon after two new continents were discovered it sprouted different motives from everyone. Even though everyone had their own ideas and dreams about the new world they were all ended up with a common goal, to find silver and gold and become very wealthy. Every country heard about and expected to find an unlimited amount of riches. What the Europeans weren’t expecting to find was thousands of different civilizations already living in this unexplored “new world”. There were many different types of explorers of the…show more content…
Spain received what was called the lions share. One of the reasons Spain was able to colonize and explore South America so quickly was because they had the biggest navy, also called and armada. The Spanish Armada was originally made to defeat the English in a naval battle but they lost the battle and could never recuperate from their losses. Because Spain was the first to start colonizing and defeating the indigenous people they benefited the most from the new world and its riches. Conquistadores were explorers who were sent by Spain to take or the new land. Conquistadores would explore the land, share Christianity with the native people, and bring back riches to the homeland. Conquistadores forever left their mark in South America because not many of their wives accompanied them on their trip so they married Indian women and created what is called a mestizo. The conquistadores would even convert their Indian consorts so they could marry them. The Iroquois Confederacy was one of the only nation states in North America that rivaled those of the Incas and Aztecs. The Iroquois developed military alliances and governmental skills to maintain their power for over a century. The Iroquois Confederacy was made up of five different tribes the Mohawks, Oneidas, the Onondagas, the Cayugas, and the Senecas. Each tribe ran itself differently but
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