Although Magellan did find his way to get to the Pacific Ocean easier by discovering a strait. He was definitely not loyal to anybody but himself. The reasoning for me not willing to help Magellan when in trouble is because he honestly did not deserve anything he did or accomplished. If I was Ferdinand Magellan I would defiantly regret the past, and what the crew had to put up with
They traded with settled societies for products they could not obtain from their horses. Even though the Mongols were just pastoralists, they were feared by many since they were skilled at fighting while riding their horses and had great military tactics, which led them to prey on weak cities. The Mongols were able to rule Eurasia because they were skilled at archery while on horseback and in every other aspect of warfare. This impacted all of Eurasia by increasing commerce/communication and
The period known as Starving Time took place during the winter of 1609-1610. About 440 people died because the colonists were so blinded by the opportunity to get rich that they failed to prepare for the tough challenges of new land. When they arrived in Jamestown all they wanted was natural riches such as gold, because of their greediness the settlers didn’t consider how to run a successful colony. From Travels and Works of Captain John Smith, he wrote. “We starved because we did not plan well, work hard, or have good government.”
The Donner Party had started off in an ambitious journey to go through a rumored shortcut, with many hopes and dreams for the West. Only as a result of ignoring warnings and a series of grievous mistakes did they ultimately end up as this tragic story of Westward emigration, but they also served as a warning to others. Through their journey through the desert and the Sierra Nevada Mountains, it is evident that while they were courageous for facing those trials and choosing to continue on, they were also ignorant of what exactly they were going on, and their many quarrels and delays only furthered their losses, and though they blamed their suffering on others, it was their own impatience and ignorance that killed
Our only option was to attack their villages and force them to provide us with food. This only made them more hostile towards us. Chief Powhatan died in 1618 and gave his brother, Opechancanough, control of the Powhatan confederacy . Unlike his brother, Opechancanough could not tolerate us. One day I was accompanying a group of men up the Chesapeake River.
People hold Jack London’s short stories in high regard to this day, because of the vivid picture drawn by the true harshness of mother nature and the ignorance of man. London himself knows all too well the unforgiving vexation of the Klondike Gold Rush, having developed scurvy and an injury that permanently affected the use of his leg. His stories, influenced by the literary movement of naturalism, focus on extreme conditions that shape human mentality and spirit. London’s usual writing style consists of very long, drawn out descriptions of the characters or the scene around these characters. A large sum of his stories focus on the instincts of animals and the questionable survival of man in extreme conditions and situations.
Herman Melville once said “To produce a mighty book you must choose a mighty theme.” This shows that a theme is the main energy and source of light in a book. A book relies on its theme to get the reader engaged and inspired. Themes are prevalent among every story, every idea, and every experience that one can find. There is not one theme that is important above them all, nor is their one theme with little significance.
Most of them were out playing foolish war games because the Nazi meteorologist told the Generals the weather would be too bad for an invasion until mid-June. Because of those two meteorologists that made two different suggestions the Allied Forces came away with the win on D-Day (Bastasch). Everyone knows that the D-Day victory allowed the Allied Forces to finally begin taking back France and gave us a stronghold to begin the long battles fighting
Advantages/Disadvantage of the Arapaho Tribe Geographical Location As early as the 1600’s, different civilizations have experienced hardships because of geographical location. The Arapaho Tribe endured numerous situations which resulted in, sometimes problems unwanted. Despite some disadvantages at hand their distinctive gut of wanting to explore more parts of the world made them an effective defender. As a result of their high placements in the mountains, it had resulted in a well defensive play. With a well defensive home comes difficult decisions to make based on weather, food, and weaponry.
The Ghost Dance began to spread across the Plains, but certain tribes were more likely than others to participate in this ceremony. Thornton has examined the spread of the Ghost Dance, and he concludes that size of a tribe is an important factor in whether or not the dance was adopted (93). He asserts that this is because smaller tribes felt more threatened by the incoming Europeans and the population declines that resulted from disease and life on reservations; the promise of the return of lost relatives would increase the size of the tribes and help the Native Americans continue their lives and traditions (Thornton 92-93). This claim reflects the idea that the Ghost Dance provided hope during a grim time. It was an opportunity for native people to reclaim their lives and civilization.
According to Cherny “They did not realize that many of the immigrants had no intention of assimilating into the Californio society. They did not learn Spanish, rejected the Catholic faith, and brought their own families with them instead of intermarrying with the Mexican population” (Cherny, 2005, pp. 92). What the government did not realize is how vulnerable they left themselves with all the new people entering their land, and what would happen to the original
European adventurers who visited America faced little resistance from the local populations. This fact has been attributed to some vulnerabilities which made it difficult for Native Americans to wage a war against the European foreigners (Digital History, n.d). The wrangles among the local communities have been cited as among the factors that lowered the defense capacity of Native Americans. These communities fought over such resources as water and land for farming. For instance, the Hopi and Zuni communities had an uneasy relationship that was characterized by conflicts (Digital History, n.d).
While Berkeley was “too busy” trading fur, he also refuse to remove the Indians saying it would take too much time. This rebel continued until Bacon suddenly died of dysentery. As soon as Bacon’s death occurred, Berkeley hanged many of the rebels and crushed the rebellion. This rebellion also exposed resentments between the wealthy planters of Virginia, and the backcountry frontiersmen. Thus made the Elite worried that the poor white and black virginians would rebel together.
The fail to properly plan for their voyage shows the unpreparedness and unsafe circumstances the settlers were living with. Captain John Smith, who had brought much-needed authority to the colonists, returned to England due to a gunshot wound he received. His departure happened to fall just months before winter came, leaving the unprofessional settlers wallowing in their inadequacy. With no structure the settlers were ill-fated in becoming the first permanent of the new
Even though the Mexican encouraged the settlers to free the slaves, but the settlers refused(Source). The American settlers also took part in the mission system. Another law the American settlers broke was trying to convert the catholic nation into protestant. The Catholics did not have a good reputation because people were worried that the pope could lead to a dictation. Also,