Summary: Europeans explored and colonized North America because they wanted wealth, glory, or/and to spread Christianity. The European countries were very competitive with each other especially England. France, and Spain. The Colombian Exchange was a movement of plants, animals, and diseases between the east and the west. It involved introducing pigs, horses, and cow to North America and grapes, onions, and wheat to Europe. A downfall to The Colombian Exchange was that it exposed Native Americans to diseases such as measles, smallpox, and
During the 1890’s, the United States began building and advancing their economy, as well as focusing more independently on becoming an even more powerful nation. Not only did the Americans begin to create a stronger national military and navy, they also began to look overseas towards the Pacific Ocean for resources and territories; this is when America began to look less like a national power and more like an imperial power. There were many reasons as to why the United States began to expand between 1880-1929, two of which include the military opportunities countries abroad had to offer, such as Pearl Harbor, as well as the domestic and political objectives the U.S. felt obligated to fulfill. Although, there were many important reasons for the United States to began to expand, the most significant reason for the expansionist foreign policy was the economic resources and opportunities other foreign countries had to offer the U.S.
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.
European Americans held cultural views of land and religion that was entirely separate from the Native people. Europeans came to the Americas for various reasons, wealth, a new life, or missionary. Each of these European-Americans had different views on Natives; some saw them as a slight barrier to great wealth, evil demons out for blood, or “Noble Savages” who needed the guidance of Christ. In each situation the Natives suffered greatly from displacement to death.
When they sailed across the Atlantic, they ended up in the Caribbean. This is where the Spaniards initiated slavery and forcibly worked a large amount of Indians to death, eventually replacing them with Africans. An example of Spaniards imposing slavery upon Natives was the creation of the encomienda system, which was used to effectively enslave the Indians and seize their land. They started marrying one another and producing mestizos, the offspring of a Spaniard and American Indian. Unfortunately, much of it was due to rape. The negative effects on the Indians were not only the consequence of their mistreatment; a vast amount of people died as a result of the Columbian Exchange, a transfer of animals, diseases, culture, ideas, and more. Specifically, when Europeans came to America, they brought over diseases such as smallpox, measles, and influenza. These illnesses were extremely detrimental for
Major ramifications of Europeans coming to America: “What the Dutch had taken from the Portuguese, the English seized in part from the Dutch. This was equally true in the New World, where the English and French superseded the Dutch challenge to Portuguese and Spanish hegemony in the Caribbean in the eighteenth century.” (Alder & Pouwels 2015, p. 316). Another major ramification was the introduction of diseases to the small Amerindian villages. They had never been exposed to things like smallpox, measles, and influenza. The newcomers brought an epidemic the villages with no immunities or vaccinations “80 to 90 percent of native populations” (p. 319) were killed.
Settlers came to america for it’s many advantages. The pilgrims came for land, self government, work, chances of their own children living longer, and there were also rumors of gold and silver in america. Settlers didn’t know what was in america but, they did imagine that there would be plenty of land full of opportunities, and work to be done. This small community could start to plant crops like tobacco, and because they had new and healthy crops because of how they learned to farm, themselves and their children lived longer. I found these facts in a prezi facts presentation and also in the historical america video.
In the Americas, European settlers and conquistadors brought disease that devastated Native American communities. They also forced many Native Americans off their land to build settlements. Many native cultures were almost completely destroyed because of Europeans coming to America.
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.
In the 16th and 17th century, the Americas was being explored by Spain, Britain, and other countries. Many of these countries set up colonies in the Americas where Native Americans were living. Europeans moved into colonization of the Americas and brought changes to the land and its people. Europeans traded, hunted to warfare and personal property. As Europeans established their colonies, their societies also became segmented and divided along religious and racial lines. Most people in the societies were not free. They labored long hours as servants or slaves to produce wealth for others. As more Europeans came to settle the land in the Americas, their presence had a tremendous effect on the native peoples who were living in the Americas. The Native peoples’ life in the Americas provided lots for the Europeans to use. They traded cattle, chickens, horses, pigs, sheep, sugarcane, and wheat, for chocolate, pineapple, potatoes, pumpkins/squash, sweet potatoes, tomatoes, and tobacco. The diets of the Natives and Europeans widened as different food types was being traded. The Natives were very open to the Europeans as they came into their land and communicated with the Natives. Over time, the landscape changed as more European communities increased. The Europeans held on to their idea of land ownership while the Natives idea of the land was for the person that need it. Also, the Europeans hoped to change the Natives to Christianity but also trick them into being slaves for the
The Native Americans were one of the most affected cultures during the Age of Exploration due to introduction to new European disease, which led up to the mother countries to conquer the already weakened Natives, causing the Native Americans to be enslaved under these mother countries, which finally led to the influence of Christianity on these enslaved slaves by their masters. In 1518, around the same time Europeans arrived in the Americas, the population of Native Americans was an estimated twenty-five million. In just 75 years after the arrival of Europeans, the population dropped to less than 2.5 million (Doc 4). This decrease in population was caused primarily by the Native Americans coming into contact with diseases they weren’t immune to from Europe. According to Doc 3, “We were covered in agonizing sores from head to toe...no one could move or walk...many others died of hunger”
4. 1902 National Reclamation Act: created new farmland and drew Mexicans in. Encouraged the irrigation of arid land.
The Taino were severely affected by the Europeans. The Europeans forced the Taino to mine for gold and silver. By the Europeans coming to the Americans they brought diseases with them such as smallpox. Smallpox killed a third of the Aboriginal population by 1519. The Europeans also established their first established the first American colony at La Isabela in 1494. They also made quite some money by discovering silver then making the Taino