Ferdinand and Isabella conquer the Granada from the Moors (Muslims) which gave them the title Catholic Kings in 1492. This ordered and Jews and Muslims to convert to Christianity. They tortured the heretics that did not convert to catholic finally all Jews and Muslims who refused to convert were banned from Spain. The Jews and Muslims could practice their own religion but it had to be secretly done. Isabella sponsored the voyage of Christopher Columbus which brought money to Spain and a new world.
The gold Rush peaked in 1852. These two treaties also partly caused the Civil War and affected the events around the war. When the United States purchased all the new land from Mexico, people weren’t sure whether to make the land slave or non slave land. Whenever the United States obtained a new piece of land citizens would have this debate. This was one of the major reasons for the Civil War .This problem occurred after the signing of both treaties.
When Mexico declined their offer, President James Polk needed an excuse to go to war with Mexico to steal California right from underneath them. Polk spread the rumor that it was their “manifest destiny” to extend America’s territory to the Pacific Ocean. Historians today ask the question: Was the United States justified in going to war with Mexico? The United States was not justified, because the United States were greedy for land, “manifest destiny” is weak excuse, and because of the human cost. The United States had its eye on expand its territory and started with the Louisiana Purchase in 1803.
So the treaty signed by about 100 Cherokees determined the lives of about 17,000 other Cherokees to live in Indian Territories, and caused the Cherokees to be forced to leave their homeland. In conclusion, the U.S. government ordered the Indian Removal Act of 1830 because of their greed for gold and expansion of land. The white settlers greed for gold and more land caused the Cherokees to leave their homeland, and resulted in the deaths of about 4,000 thousand Cherokees. So the journey of the Cherokees is widely remembered today as “The Trails of
During the Trail of Tears, the American government singled out a particular race, the Native Americans, and forced them to move west of the Mississippi, killing thousands in the process. This has been referred to by many as the American Holocaust. The Trail of Tears, as mentioned above, was the forced removal of the Cherokee nation in 1838. So, who is responsible for forcing them off the land that was rightfully theirs? The parties responsible for guiltily stripping the civilized Cherokee of nation of their possessions and forcing them to bear a 2,200 mile journey that killed an estimate of 4,000 Cherokee people are the Founding Fathers, white settlers, and the white settler 's greed.
By August 13, all the Spanish settlements in New Mexico had been destroyed and Santa Fe was besieged. The Pueblo surrounded the city and cut off its water supply. In desperation, on August 21, New Mexico Governor Antonio de Otermín, barricaded in the Governor’s Palace, sallied outside the palace with all of his available men and forced the Pueblo to retreat with heavy losses. He then led the Spaniards out of the city and retreated southward along the Rio Grande, headed for El Paso del Norte. The Pueblo shadowed the Spaniards but did not attack.
Current historians do not have a specific answer to their disappearance but some say they were killed by the inhabitants of Hispaniola because of mistreatment. Although the second try for colonization was more of a success than the previous one. On the contrary, their attempt not only unlocked trade and expansion, but also death to the natives by the hands of the Europeans and ravish diseases. Diseases such as influenza, smallpox, measles and typhus that drastically reduced the indigenous population in the Caribbean within 50 years. And by the end of the sixteenth century, the population in the Americas that was once between 60-110 million was cut to a mere 6
4) The spread of diseases like small pox via the interaction between Europeans and Amerindians was essential in European conquest of the western hemisphere because it led to changed social, economic, and political relations in Europe and also created diversity and new cultures. 5) Positive impacts of the Columbian Exchange on Europe, the Americas, and Africa was the spread of domesticated livestock and major agricultural crops of the Old World into the Americas, and the staple crops of the New World that enriched and benefited the agriculture. 6) The negative impacts caused by the Columbian Exchange on Europe, the Americas, and Africa was mainly the transfer of plants and animals. Due to the Old World livestock spreading quickly and rapidly, environmental changes were dramatic, which caused a destructive impact of livestock on Amerindian agriculturists. 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.
Although influential and powerful the reign of the Aztec Empire came to an end in the year 1519 when Hernan Cortés, the Spanish conquistador, invaded the Aztec Empire and destroyed much of their culture. While the Aztec empire was flourishing they practiced human sacrifice for flower wars, political reasons, and other ulterior motives. Historians
President James K. Polk went to war with Mexico for one simple reason, and that was the basis of his so-called, “Manifest Destiny”. Since the beginning of President Polk’s campaign for Presidency, his main objective was for the expansion of the nation. He sit his eyes on the prize, which were Neuvo Mexico and the California territories, which included parts of the present-day states of New Mexico, Arizona, California, Nevada, Utah, and Colorado. (1) He also placed great emphasis in the re-annexation of Texas, which undoubtedly brought great discontent with Mexican and United states governments. President Polk initially attempted to buy Neuvo Mexico and the Californias but the Mexican government turned it down.