1. Identify and explain two examples of external factors that led to the downfall of a civilization The Inca Empire is an example of how external forces led to the downfall of a civilization. The Inca Empire was pushed to its fall by external forces such as diseases brought by outsiders and the Spanish conquistadors. A website called Discover Peru informed me that diseases such as smallpox, measles, chickenpox, and influenza killed between 50% to 90% of the Inca population (The Fall of the Inca Empire). These diseases were brought by outsiders which makes them external factors that led to the downfall of the civilization since diseases weakened the empire letting the Spanish get into the empire easily.
Both had multiple casualties from malnutrition and disease and had to endure the same hardships. The difference is that the United States did this action out of greed for the Native Americans land that they own east of the Mississippi River. Ethan Davis rights in his article “An Administrative Trail of Tears: Indian Removal,” that Congressional Democrats told society that the Removal Act was "a measure of life and death. Pass the bill on your table, and you save [the Indians]. Reject it, and you leave them to perish"(11).
People died from easily curable diseases. It is a mistake to assume that the natives of the Americas lived as the famed “noble savages” of Rousseau—there stood empires and armies just as willing as the gold-thirsty Spanish to squash their enemies and take captives and take advantage of the poor and the outcasts. Yes, European colonialist did enslave and mistreat the indigenous population, did spread new diseases, did enforce a strict social caste; but colonialism by no means introduced violence and suffering to the Americas—it was simply a continuation of the pattern of fallen humans. Along with the continuation of the human habit of exploration, exploitation, and greed, European colonialism also brought new technologies. Never before had natives seen a wheel until
Initially, there was a war for better rights, better representation, and better treatment from the crown. In the Second Continental Congress, opinions changed due to many factors. The delegates felt the cost of the war was too great to settle for better rights when they weren’t guaranteed. Also, Thomas Paine changed the opinions of a common citizen through his writings. Thomas Paine used God and heaven to explain to the people that the taxing and tyrannic power is wrong (Doc.
The people were introduced to weapons, domestic animals, sugars and farming practices. Many died due to the harsh treatment during enslavement where the Spanish took thousands of women as servants; these memories will be left with the people forever. Due to the lost political structure and the absence of gold, silver and other riches, the region soon became a colonial backwater. The Spanish burned idols and many of these were books, this meant that history of the Mayan civilisation was then lost. They lived through 400 years of seizures through sales abroad, resettlement and forced removal from their towns, to be taught the conquerors religion or to add to his wealth and ease.
During the “Dirty Thirties,” the Dust Bowl took place and affected farmers across the Midwest, resulting in less money and the collapse of business; however, the president enacted the New Deal which solved a lot of the problems. The market crash caused businesses to close and as a result, people wanted to work for any wage. The 1929 market crash caused the Great Depression and closed factories (Worster 5). When
In 1492, Spanish crown assigned Christopher Columbus to set sail and search for the New World. It was a major success for Spain during the time; however, it was not an easy success because Columbus thought that the path to asia is a short path, It was not though. Luckily, the trade went well with the New World, which later brings a major change to European lives. But to think back, why Europeans did not cross the Atlantic Ocean until the year of 1492? There is an answer to that.
“ The Mexican-American War” was a war between the Americans and the Mexicans. According to ¨ ThoughtCo ¨ it says, ¨ The Americans wanted California and other Mexican terrioryś ¨ With the power that the United States government had they were able to conquer Mexico. From 1846 to 1848, the United States of America and Mexico were in war. According to the website " ThoughtCo " it states, “ The war was disastrous for Mexico, as it was forced to sign away nearly half of its national territory, including California, New Mexico, Nevada, Utah, and parts of several other current US states.¨ This was a Benefit for the Americans because they had more territory and land, but on the other hand Mexico had lost most of their land and had to find a new place to rebuild their culture. The United state had a treaty with the Native Americans that “ negotiated to establish borders and prescribe conditions of behavior “.
Due to Portugal’s successful colonization, the Spanish began to plan their own colonization. In 1492, Christopher Columbus and the Spanish discovered the New World. Columbus was trying to find a more efficient and faster route to Asia. While using his knowledge of the wind and current patterns, they discovered the New World. The Spanish found different kinds of wealth within in the New World, many of Spanish wasn’t looking wealth.
Most heinously, however, from the Progressive Era was the rebirth of the Ku Klux Klan, a violent, racist, anti-foreigner, extremist paramilitary group that terrorized and tortured many innocent people. This backwards and sinister group of white-supremacists from the Midwest and South was actually supported by President Woodrow Wilson, a leading Progressive. However, these glaring setbacks, over time, diminished. Alcoholism, anti-foreignism, and the Ku Klux Klan shrank as major problems decreased in severity. Though they may have not been eradicated, they no longer burn as deep a hole in the fabric of