Bartolome de Las Casas was born in 1848 in Spain. Las Casas was a Spanish historian and dominican missionary who objected the Spanish treatment of the Natives. Las Casas is known for his famous writings which weren’t published until many years after his death. Las Casas was not like any ordinary man in his time period. He opposed to several things the Spanish had against the Natives.
The earliest colonist was in charge of Jamestown at this time. Once the colonist arrived at this piece of land by the three ships named the Susan Constant, Godspeed, and the Discovery, they called it Jamestown named after King James the First. The colonist had a ginormous hatred towards the Spanish and was disgusted by the Spaniards’ record of blood thirst. They didn’t trust any other human but their own tribe. “No Spanish intention will be entertained by us neither to hereby root out the naturals [natives], as the Spaniards have done in Hispaniola and other parts,” vowed colonist William Strachey (Price,pg 10).
He succeeded in keeping the rebellion under control, but the war with Britain quickly destroyed his work. Britain and Spain invaded the island and told the slaves to stop listening to Sonthonax and continue the rebellion. One of the rebel leaders was Toussaint L’Ouverture, a former slave, and became a rebel general. Toussaint made an ally of the Spanish, mainly because he thought that the people joined forces w work with him to abolish
The start of the war was due to American extension into the Creek territory. In response, Shawnee carried a message of aggressive nativism that threaten the American expansion plans. Shawnee leader Tecumseh visit had resulted into a spiritual rebirth it “urged a spiritual cleaning and a material purging that recognized the agent’s activities as only the latest of many problems” (11). Tecumseh and his brother Tuckabatchee joined the Shawnee raids and killed several white men which resulted in retaliation and the start of Creek War. The authors believed that the war would have started with or without the visit of Tecumseh.
When the spanish invaded my group was worried because they might become slaves and obey them. I think that Montezuma had to become a slave because a slave but im not to sure. There consaques was to obey them and do whatever the king or leader say to them for what they can do. If they didnt obey them they would pronaly die. The author said,’’ They were devastated by conquering armies and by disease, and made to work as slaves’’’ (Doc G).
European conquest during the colonial period greatly affected the indigenous and slave populations, generally decreasing their quality of life while exploiting them for personal gain. To begin, the indigenous people experienced forced assimilation to European culture and destruction of their culture. Many populations practices their own religion separate from European beliefs. Yet, upon the arrival of the Europeans, their way of life was destroyed. Amongst the Aztecs, the Spanish deceived them with their own culture, convincing them to believe Hernan Cortez was their sun God.
In sixteenth century Spain, the first debate on human rights in relation to the newly discovered Americas was held between a Spanish scholar and priest. One Spanish scholar was Juan Ginès de Sepúlveda who believed that the Native Americans were inferior type of human to Spaniards and believed that Spain should invade the Americas and enslave the Indians. The priest that opposed him was Bartolomé de Las Casas, who believed that the Native Americans were human and should not be invaded by Spain. The debate that took place was because the two sides were using two different criteria to judge the Native Americans, Sepúlveda who compared the Indians to contemporary Spain of the sixteenth century while Las Casas compares the Native Americans to earlier
1898 Spanish American War On the year of 1898, tensions between the United States and Spain begun to rise over the domination of Spain of Latin America and some places of the Caribbean. The war started because Cuba was eager to reach for independence from Spain. There was word that the spanish rulers of Cuba were treating the people brutal. Cuban forces demolished areas of the island so the Spanish would not be able to stay. General Valeriano Weyler, the Spanish army leader got revenge by placing Cubans in concentration camps.
The first is the leak of DeLome Letter from Spanish minister in Washington, Dupuy du Lome  to the press. This letter criticized President McKinley for being “weak” and labelled him as a “would-be politician” and a “jingoist” . This letter was considered an insult to the president and the nation and further outraged the Americans toward Spain. The second immediate cause is the explosion of U.S.S Maine in Havana harbor which killed 2 officers and 258 crewmen. Even though the culprit behind this was unknown, the Yellow Journalism had successfully shaped public opinions to blame Spain for this incident and to demand the war with Spain.
Missionaries, who live among the Indians, left letters to give people a sense of “concern” that many held for tribal peoples. Franciscan Escalona wrote a letter criticizing the anger towards the Indians which committed by a Spanish governor of present-day New Mexico. Franciscan wrote how the governor’s cruelty toward everyone made Gospel preaching impossible. During the sixteenth century, even more people from England arrived and they also brought many expression of Protestant Christianity to the new world. There are new explorers though, Puritans.