European Influence On North America

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As the Europeans came to the New World, a Clash of Cultures commenced. To begin with, Indian tribes inhabited North America. These tribes spoke many different languages and raised their own crops. The settlers that arrived in North America arrived in the east coast where many Indian tribes, such as the Seneca and the Mohawk, lived. The first interactions that the Europeans made with the Indians was in the fifteen hundreds. Men from France and areas of Spain crossed the Atlantic and started hunting along the east coast, often trading with the local Indians. Eventually, in the sixteenth century, more Europeans came looking for permanent settlement. They wanted to live with the Indians peacefully and they often traded with them for food. They …show more content…

These settlers crossed the Atlantic for different reasons and this could have been seen as an advantage or disadvantage that affected how North America would be shaped. France and Spain were governed by autocratic sovereigns whose rule was absolute so their colonist went to America as servants of the Crown. The English, on the other hand, had a bit more freedom and were able to govern themselves as long as they were loyal to the king. Moreover, England encouraged immigration from other countries and that boosted its colonial population. The English eventually dominated North America with beating France and Spain in the French and Indian …show more content…

The English were trying to get away from the brutal English government so being in the New World allowed them to set up local governments and representative assemblies. They were also able to tax themselves as long as they did not take up arms against the Crown. The French had a completely different situation. The colonies were still under the French king rule. They didn’t have political rights or a representative government. Public meetings couldn’t even be held without permission. The Spanish dealt with the same type of scenario as the French. Viceroys governed them or governors and the settlers had to obey the kings’ laws and couldn’t make any of their

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