Essentially, Holton makes it seem like the British were more on the side of the Indians then they were for their own colonists. The Virginians took the land by force (Dunmore’s War) because Britain was not going to play apart in negotiating land. The built up anger amongst those land speculators led to them making one of the most important decisions in American history. Because wars generally violate treaties with Britain and the Indians, Virginia needed to declare independence to have the right to do what they pleased. Holton’s opinion opened my eyes.to different views of the American Revolution than was once perceived.
The negative impacts due to diseases can be seen in Documents 4 and 6. In Doc 4, a report of the Conquest of Mexico, the author states the devastating effects of newly brought diseases in the Aztec kingdom. Because the Aztecs had not built up an immunity to Europeans diseases, when the diseases were brought over, the results were devastating, with many Aztecs dying and unable to provide food. Due to this report being an Aztec account of the Conquest of their land, the details may be slightly biased, and the negatives slightly exaggerated, in spite of the European conquistadors. The impact of disease ca also be seen in Doc 6, a report on the spread of disease into the New World.
The traditional ideas and beliefs focusing on theory and methodology, that were implemented into their previous education system, were then modified to a practical approach, forcing their pre-existing system to slowly descend into oblivion. These western ideas concealed them from spreading their own culture, and placed their country in brief turmoil as they struggled to create a uniform education system after independence. Additionally, the true purpose of the railroads they established according to Dadabhai Naoroji, in his article, “The Benefits of British Rule for India” was to transport the raw material produced from India’s interior, rather than benefiting travel. Priyamvada Gopal also states in her article “The Story Peddled by Imperial Apologists [Defenders] is a Poisonous Fairy Tale” that during the construction of the railroads the British not only
The Americans condemned the British Empire restricting their trade and taking sailors to serve on the British side. Lastly, the United States was avid to prove their independence from the British Empire. Before 1812, Indiana’s territorial governor William Henry Harrison led U.S. troops to victory in the Battle of Tippecanoe. Consequently, this defeat convinced many Indians that they needed British support to prevent American settlers moving them further from their land. Pressure was mounting on the President at that time John Madison.
Otherwise known as the turning point in events that led to the American Revolution with salutary neglect through mercantilism, and colonial government, that helped give the colonies a small feeling of independence. Sometimes we forget how important our independence really is. The colonists that came to the New World first tasted independence in colonial government. The government in England had persecuted the colonists for their religious beliefs. This is one of the main reasons why so many people left England in search of a better
The acts that created the parliament was only to benefit England, because specify how the colonies behave between them and the mother land. The colonies beginning to get tired of the England rules and they want a change. The lecture 10 mention, “the idea of iron central control was becoming archaic. The rebellion led by a disgruntled member of the gentry occurred in Virginia in 1676. ".
This helped improve the family structure. “Conclusion” After the Europeans stole the land from the people who originally inhabited America, order was needed. Colonization was the answer. The “interest in colonization grew in part as a response to social and economic problems. The English people suffered from frequent and costly European wars, and from almost constant religious strife with their own land.” – Page
One of the lasting impact the Spanish settlements had; the settlers created a bad relationship with the natives. The natives had several purposes to contemn the settlers. One reason being, in document c, that it states that the natives inculpated the settlers, or more specifically priests, for transporting disease from Spain to the native’s motherland. Corresponding to the natives, the settlers also have their motives for resenting the natives. For instance, the Apache and Comanches tribes had slaughtered several innocent settlers and soldiers, as well as raiding a couple of missions around San Antonio and La Bahia (doc b).
The conventional idea is that Georgia did not succeed at its intentions is challenged by the interpretations of Noeleen McIlvenna, who wrote The Short Life of Free Georgia, a contradictory story of the colonization of the thirteenth colony. First and foremost, the proprietary colony was a place that was meant for debtors and the worthy poor. The colony was created to rid England of the poor and find suitable work for them. The elite looked at them with disregard; there was constant separation, such as The Black Act, which didn’t allow hunting and fishing on private property. This new colony was to be built for the betterment of English debtors.
The colonists may have refused to accept the responsibilities of being Englishmen, however, the American colonists were reasonably justified in waging war and breaking away from Britain. The increasing distrust of and resentment toward British officials, the unfair and oppressive taxes imposed by Parliament on the colonists, and the restriction of colonial freedoms all contribute to the colonists’ justification of secession from Great Britain. Some may believe the colonists’ rebellion against British authority was not justified. The British Parliament had appropriate motives for imposing the laws they did on the colonists in the 1760s. The Seven Years’ War was “a war undertaken for [the colonists’] defense only,” to which Britain had devoted a large proportion of its resources.
When the French started to explore the America’s, they found value in natural raw materials, Fur Trade, Fisheries, whaling and most importantly Sugar. Besides France branching out to gain natural resources but they wanted to expand their territory and continue to increase their religious beliefs onto the Native Indians. They decided settled in places like Canada, along the Gulf Coast, and the Mississippi Valley. Among the settlers of New France were Indentured Servants, it is important to state that not all of the servants where of the African decent, the government would pay their way to the New World requiring that they give two to three years of work in return. Which wasn’t easy work and working conditions where not pleasant.
Traders in New France did the unheard of and traded with England and traded unwarranted items with the natives because they were more focused on their own benefit over that of Frances, showing the individualized society that was slowly forming from the depths of a state driven society. France, knowing that its current system could not work due to the year delay for instructions to reach New France implemented a different administration and eased the burden of the seigniorial system to maintain control . All the while the churches transformation of native and European teaching allowed for so many new diplomatic opportunities. Freedom, a new land, distant rulers, a domineering yet failing church, corrupt officials, new education, freedom to trade, and native society transformed into what we now
And in 1587 Raleigh arranged for John White to to return to America in another attempt to establish a colony. In 1588 King Philip II of Spain wa outraged that England had ventured into lands reserved by the Pope for Catholics. Spain no longer had a monopoly on colonization in the New World. Ricahrd Hakluyt promoted colonization, Queen Elizabeth 's advisors decided that the time had come for England to enter the competition for America and the reasons were as such balance of trade, remedy for population pressures and Protestantism. Based off of the Columbian Echange, it seems like the degree of economics is more important then religion, even though religion is important as well it just does not hold the same value of importance as resources, goods and services.
Puritan Beliefs and the Resistance from the Native Americans Here I will discuss some of the Puritan beliefs revealed that led to tensions, conflicts, and concerns among the colonists and the Native Americans. The Puritans assumed when the smallpox epidemic hit it was God’s sign for them to take over the land. They also used it to justify taking over everything and robbing sacred Indian graves. They didn’t think it was the natives’ fault they were inferior but the result of not reading and practicing the gospel. The conflicts is the start of the 1637 Pequot War.
The patriots had the right to declare a war on England and become independent. The British imposed taxes on the colonists were unnecessary. It is unfair for the British to make the colonists pay taxes but not everyone else in England. The colonists were brought on by salutary neglect which was self rule and had no one telling them what to do. The British did not understand that it was impossible