Therefore, Cortez would successfully abolish the Aztec empire that would unlock many lands and riches that would benefit Europe. One of the reasons that affected the native people was the disease carried by the Spanish conquistadors known as the small pox. The small pox contested a small portion that benefited Cortez expedition killing and infecting more than three million Aztecs, weakening the effort for them to fight back. The only downside from this disease was Cortez native allies were also affected by the smallpox causing several casualties.
In chapter 10 Howard Zinn talks about the civil war, the disadvantages and advantages between the poor and rich. The poor have always been the bait in America, due to the lack of money and power. When war is in progress, most of the time the poor are demanded to go to war because the wealthy groups have the money and power to escape from death. “ To give people a choice between two different parties and allow them, in a period of rebellion, to choose the slightly more democratic one was an ingenious mode of control. Like so much in the American system, it was not devilishly contrived by some master plotters; it developed naturally out of the needs of the situation”( Zinn, 200).
7) The horse had the greatest impact on the cultures of the Native Americans because they helped to increase the efficiency of hunters, as well as the military capacity of warriors on the plains. 8) The challenges that Spain faced in governing a large colonial empire was represented by the Council of Indies and the viceroys. For the Council of Indies, technology and geography
However, there were also many differences between the two expansionist periods because some people supported imperialism while others were highly opposed to the idea. It was evident in both cases of expansion that the United States was a stubborn nation that would take what they wanted at any cost. Americans risked war and national safety for the purpose of gaining land, or simply proving their dominance as a World Power. Americans pushed aside the Native Americans who inhabited the land they wanted in the early years of expansionism. They believed that the land was
This event is considered a genocide because of the steps that it took to be an event of this importance. Not all of the steps were followed because of how rushed this attack against the Chinese people was. The first three steps, classification, symbolization, and discrimination were not used, as all Chinese people were targeted without fail. (The Nanking Massacre.com) Dehumanization was used a lot during this genocide in particular. One thing that the Japanese did with the Chinese Soldiers was that they would call them cowards before either mercilessly beating them to death, or beheading them.
This strategy aimed to completely eliminate the Vietcong threat. US forces simply killed everyone and shot anyone they thought was Vietcong until the Viet Cong surrendered. This tactic proved to be ineffective as the Vietcong were not afraid to die and Ho Chi Minh was determined to send in more troops to fight, "You may kill 10 of my men, for every one I will kill of yours. But even at those odds you will lose and I will win." In addition, body count was unsuccessful because the US could not tell apart normal civillians from the Viet Cong, “What’s a civilian someone who works for us at day and puts on Viet Cong pajamas at night” therefore they did not know whether they were killing the enemy or not.
It is not a case of whether or not he was murdering a malevolent tribe, it is a dilemma that was caused when he fooled the natives into thinking he was a friend and that he was here to give them guidance. This was such a problem because when they started to see his awful side, they had no idea one simple matter could have triggered him and cause them to lose body parts. A source that well represents this is Lowen’s 1493 which states, "Spaniards hunted Indians for sport and
Horses were introduced to the New World by Spanish Conquistadors. Indians quickly adopted the animal as a means of transportation and to hunt more efficiently. This was transformative to Indian culture and made hunting much easier. In fact, many Indians abandoned farming to start hunting Buffalo. Prior to this, North America
During the Battle of San Jacinto, Santa Anna was somehow able to discuss his life being spared and he would order his armies to fall back. I had no idea about this encounter with the cruel leader. It is astonishing that Santa Anna was able to negotiate his own life, even after all that he had ordered upon the Anglos and Mexicans. With the loss of their leader, I would think that the armies would retreat since there would be nobody to lead
The Chinese and the Japanese imposed strict rules on the Europeans. Sometimes they even were not allowed to set a foot on Chinese land. The Chinese authorities also imposed harsh laws on trade and for many years trade was officially completely forbidden. Still Europeans with highly developed manual skills were secretly welcomed and respected. Some decades after happily welcoming Europeans and the benefits of trade and cultural and technological exchange, the Japanese tried to get rid of European influence and culture by ruling out all Christian missionaries and even killing some 150.000 converts of their own people.
Guns, Germs, and Steel were the main cause of the fall of the Inca Empire. The fall was caused because of Francisco Pizarro whose army was small but way more high tech then the Incas. The Incas thought they could never be defeated but Pizarro lead to their defeat because of guns, germs, and steel. The Inca empire was defeated because of guns. Pizarro had guns that weren’t very accurate but scared the Incas away because of their loud booms, This made the Incas run and try to escape but they couldn’t and lots of Incas died.
The Aztec Empire was conquered by the Spanish in 1519 so quickly and rapidly that the Aztec people were left with devastating effects. When the Spanish went to invade the Aztecs they were ready, they had strong steel swords that didn 't break easily and they had cannons and guns as well. But sadly the Aztecs weren 't as rich as the Spanish and only had wooden spears, wooden clubs and wooden and leather shields which could break easily and were no match for the
During the early stages of the American Revolutionary War, the colonist’s militia gained word that Britain was sending more military troops to squash any opposition in the American colonies. Outraged by this knowledge, colonial troops took over the area the British were supposed to land and upon their arrival began to attack British troops. Because the colonists were thoroughly outnumbered and were lacking ammunition, the British soldiers were able to attack against them and gain the upper hand. Thus, the colonists lost this round. Though the colonists suffered a lost during this battle, the morale that was achieved throughout the colonies was very high.
After this, with their commander behind them, the soldiers mistook the command fire and fired unorderly into the crowd. There is also the argument that maybe Captain Preston called for the command fire from behind his men, but this is also thought to be false. In the documentary “Unsolved History: The Boston Massacre”, scientists ran a test to see if it was possible for the soldiers to hear this command from behind. This test proved that it would have been impossible for the soldiers to hear the command from Preston and it likely came from the crowd; furthermore after the firing when the colonists came back to retrieve the fallen Preston knocked up his men’s muskets, asking them not to
The War Between the States was one of America’s greatest wars—it was the fight for freedom, but it also impacted the economy. Because of this, America’s labor and transportation systems both took a significant turn during the Civil War, impacting America’s economy forever. In the end, the American Civil War greatly benefitted our transportation system, but devastated the South’s labor force. For a war to be fought strategically well, there first must be a form of simple, yet speedy, transportation. That is where the transcontinental railroad came in.