The English were more concerned with finding gold rather than building functioning societies; which were primarily built around biblical teachings, while the Spanish intended for European national power to extend to western civilization beginning with Catholicism and influence of the pope. English settlers were driven from England due to religious practices and perceived themselves as saving the Indians from the Spanish and their tyrannical ways. For the English, owning land would give men control over their own labor and the right to vote in most colonies, and this land possession would show wealth. This new obtained wealth would not only have demonstrated power, but it could also be used to influence a society a certain way to convince others to follow suit. The English believed that their motives for colonization were pure, and that the growth of empire and freedom would always go together, unlike the Spanish. The Spanish and English had different settlement patterns, treatment towards the Native Americans, and same religion in the Americas. First, the Spanish and English had different settlement patterns. The Spanish followed plantations and mining, but the English followed two different …show more content…
The Spanish based their colonies on the promise of finding gold and possessing it, while the English Settlers based their colonies on the preaching of Christianity all while believing that the land they possessed and owned was how they would gain their liberty, independence, and ultimately their freedom. The Native Americans believed that the land belonged to not one person, but to a community instead; as long a you showed deep respect for it and cared for it as so mandated by the great spirit. Whether it be by the use of violence, religious education, or respect, every society and every person had different views on how the land and its resources should be
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Spanish Conquest of the Aztecs It was the year of 1521 when Hernán Cortés’ forces had defeated the Aztecs and gained control in the siege of Tenochtitlán. This success was not due to luck, but instead it was due to a few of the cultural traits that Victor Davis Hanson had mentioned in “Carnage and Culture.” A few of the traits in particular that are evident are the “landed infantry” trait, the “technology” trait, and the “decisive battle” trait. These traits are displayed through his strategy planning during the battle as well as the use of superior weapons and allowed Cortés to gain an advantage over the Aztecs, ultimately allowing him to be victorious despite being surrounded in the previous battles by the Aztecs.
America can be described in many different ways, but America in definition is a land mass occupied by a mixture of different ethnicities who all believe in similar ideals such as living in a land enriched with opportunities where you a free from persecution and able to live out your beliefs. These American ideals have evolved over time with the influence of several different civilizations with varying beliefs. Two of the groups involved in this evolution of ideals were the Iroquois and the Spanish. The Iroquois and the Spanish had drastically different views on every aspect of life, but ideals from both their civilizations merged to create the place America is today. The Iroquois were a civilization who strongly believed in equality, welcoming
The time period 1450 CE to 1750 CE, the mid-fifteen century more specifically, was an era of great significance for not only the Spanish but also the Ottoman Empire. Both empires were up-and-coming, rising up, becoming powerful by simply achieving amazing milestones for their empires. During the mid-fifteenth century, the Spanish Empire had just discovered the Americas, on the other hand the Ottomans had just taken Constantinople, city of the Roman/Byzantine Empire. The fifteenth century was just the start for both of these empires to become large and start dominating.
Opposition to Spanish - American War Following the explosion of the USS Maine in February 15, 1898, while many Americans favored going to war with Spain, some were adamantly against the notion. The few who were against the idea of going to war include President McKinley, a fraction of African Americans, and one significant group, “ The Anti- Imperialism League”. Immediately after the explosion of the USS Maine, President McKinley, who disliked the idea of going to war ordered an investigation of the explosion. Americans claimed that an external force caused the sinking of the ship and the death of 266 crew members while Spain claimed that the sinking was the result of an internal force.
The Aztecs government was an government that expected tributes as pay for being a Aztec. The Aztec empire’s power was split between many figures of control. The Aztec empire was split into city-states called Altepetl and controlled by Tlatoanis/supreme leaders and Cihuacoatl/supreme judges. Though having an organized government, the Aztecs were sadly conquered by the Spanish Conquistadors lead by Cortes between the years 1519-1521. The ratio of the army of the Spanish Conquistadors and the Aztecs greatly differed in the Aztecs favor.
One of the greatest civilizations of Central America were the Aztecs. However, in 1519 CE, another great civilization from Europe, the Spanish, arrived in Mesoamerica and what ensued was one of the greatest cultural clashes of the time. At the time Montezuma was the ruler of the Aztec empire and the under Montezuma the Aztec empire flourished because of their great wealth and advancements. From 1200-1520 CE, the Aztecs were experiencing a Golden Age where they ruled most of Mexico, the main city being Tenochtitlan. However, all of that came to an abrupt end when Hernando Cortes, the leader of the Spanish fleet that landed in Mexico, began his conquest of the Aztec Empire in 1521 CE.
Although both authors seemed to have similar concepts of the organization of slavery, what they did both strongly acknowledge was that slavery made the majority of the economic output from the Atlantic Trade System, which helped develop colonies that desperately needed a steady supply of ready made products and natural resources. Without that mass amount of imported slaves and their labor, America would not have developed at the pace it did. (Klein, 104) Colonization: When discussing the colonization of the Atlantic Slave Trade, Klein first points out that Africa was a relatively modest source of slaves until the 16th century when the Americas began to experience large influxes of European colonization which ultimately led to the need for
The English arrived. They weren 't prepared for the European colonies. Europeans brought with them diseases and stange animals. The Native 's had not built immunities to the diseases and whole cultures were whiped out. The elders were killed and with them the oral spoken traditions and folklore.
The Spanish and Portuguese two vast empires that took over the New World and made it their own for over three hundred years. Spain and Portugal were able to maintain their empire for over three hundred years due to the following resources and advantages. Financial stability, military superiority, and slavery, which both utilized in order to dominate the new world. In the age of exploration as Spain and Portugal were shipping out famous explores such as Christopher Columbus, Hernán Cortés, Francisco Pizarro, Pedro Alvares Cabral, and Ferdinand Magellan.
1. The development of agriculture experienced a diversification among the people of the region. It also experienced in the Northwest an economic development as well as social diversification and the developing of hunting and foraging. 2. Many Native American societies emerged to the North of Mexico.
The Spanish empire wanted to come and expand their religion and get money as well of their purpose towards the reason why they migrated to the New World. Bernal Diaz del Castillo, who was one of the Spanish conquistadors, on the reason of Spanish motivations towards the New World stated that, “We came to serve God and to get rich, as all men wish to
As the world of global exploration and colonization grew, many powerful European empires set out to see what the New World had in store for them. Each empire had their own individual agendas and incentives for colonization. This led to the many differences between methods of colonization and exploration in every colony and region. The Atlantic World portrayed these contrasts between the Spanish, French, Dutch and British empires. However, the British settlements along the Eastern seaboard differed the most from those of other empires because there were no established policies or methods in British colonization, which led to differences in the economics and culture of each colony depending on who settled it.
The differences in their culture and religion brought forth many issues for both sides and ultimately affected the relationship and social aspects between the indigenous people and the Spaniards. First and foremost, it should be pointed out that religion in the Americas was a completely foreign concept to voyagers like Columbus. These indigenous people believed in multiple Gods and would perform human sacrifices to please the Gods. Because of this difference from their Christian society, many voyagers saw them as savages. Bernal Diaz even compares European society with Mexican society and says that they are completely different (Diaz del Castillo.)
Ownership of land was the concept of private property that one person or group owned permanent, absolute control of a part of land. This was difficult to understand for many Native Americans because they have practiced a communistic land system for a long period of time. Land was not a product, perceptible, or an inert item that could be sized and sold. The Native Americans never established a structure or civilization of personal land ownership. Their land was not possessed by people and instead belonged to the community as a whole.