Hernando De Soto Essay

829 Words4 Pages
Historical Image Journal Topic One: Hernando De Soto Hernando De Soto is the famous conquistador who explored all of the southeastern area in the America we live in today. De Soto started his conquest in Florida and travelled through Georgia, the Carolina’s, Alabama, and even made his way through Louisiana to the beginning of Texas where he died. He actually explored the more land than any other conquistador. De Soto, like many other conquistadors, travelled from region to region to find the Native Americans gold and wealth. In his travels he went to many different tribes and took their wealth, but his most famous encounter was with Chief Tuscaloosa. Chief Tuscaloosa knew that De Soto was befriending him so that he could take their gold and…show more content…
Most of the taxes that had been placed on the colonists up to this point were external taxes on trade like the Sugar Act. This was an internal tax that stated that every item made of paper bought had to have a royal stamp on the document. This would cause the price of all paper prices to go up. This made the colonists furious for they were already upset with the taxes before the stamp act, but this act was not a normal tax on trading it was on colonial merchandise. The British had just beaten France in the French and Indian war, but there economy was hurt by the war and they believed that the colonies were meant to support the mainland. So the British imposed taxes on the colonies to improve their struggling economy from the war. The colonies believed that they should govern themselves and should not give their money to a nation that is across the ocean, especially since the colonies were not represented in parliament. The stamp act was the final straw for the colonies. The colonials rebelled and decided not to pay for the stamps. A few colonials formed a group called “The Sons of Liberty” to directly oppose Great Britain and the man, or tyrant, who ruled them. The Stamp Act was lifted the next year in 1766, but the effects of the Stamp Act had already run its course. The Stamp Act fanned the flame of the colonial uprising that would lead to the Revolutionary

More about Hernando De Soto Essay

Open Document