1. England came to settle in America due to financial reasons, for power, for land, and for religious freedom. Unlike England, Spain came to settle in America for the conversion of Catholicism, control of the native population and cultural assimilation. According to the book Of the People, Spain came to North America for the same reasons they explored in Mexico like gold and spread of religion, “In the southeast, the Spanish never found the great sought-after cities of gold resembling the Aztec capitals” (pg.23). Spain began its exploration in North America with Christopher Columbus.
Relations with the Native’s and the English had been tense since the beginning, because the Pequot were gaining control of the Connecticut River Valley so they can have more power. This of many were reasons that The Pequot War started.The Pequot war was an armed conflict the Pequot tribe and an alliance of the English Colonists of the Massachusetts Bay, Plymouth and Saybrook colonies . The English had allies that helped them win the war. In the beginning, the Pequot wanted to expand their tribe. They took control of the Connecticut River Valley to tame their rivals the Wampanoags to the north, the Narragansetts to the east, the Connecticut River Valley Algonquians and Mohegans to the west, and the Algonquian people of present-day Long Island
This was through Elizabeth helping the Protestants in the Netherlands when they revolted against their Spanish overlords led by the Duke of Parma. She supplied many goods, money and later 12,000 men under the command of the Earl of Leicester. Philip II had many advantages of over throwing Elizabeth, creating calm within religion restoring the Catholic reign, as well as being able to destroy the Dutch Protestants. However, Elizabeth was able to overcome this threat from Philip II and prevent the Spanish Armada from succeeding. Elizabeth was able to create a better tactical navy.
The Indians, known to be peaceful and loving people; suddenly after the arrival of the prominent Christopher Columbus in the New World became faced with the ultimate challenge to conquer, or to be conquered. Columbus imposed his quest on them, although they had already established their own colony. This group of natives that faced enslavement, misery and death, were often wanted and needed for the success of many colonists. While Columbus and the Spaniards motive was to obtain wealth from the Indians, their ultimate goal along with the English who supervened in 1607, followed by the French, was to increase their superiority through European colonization. The hardworking, resourceful, independent Indians reacted in different ways towards colonization
Levy tells the story of Hernan Cortes, originally setting sail from Spain, as he sailed from Cuba to the shores of Mexico in 1519, eager about the discovery of new lands. Cortes, as well as many other explorers during this time, was inspired by the Three G’s: God, gold, and glory. He planned to conquer the new lands for Spain, to convert the natives to Catholicism, and to obtain the riches of the land, mostly gold. Conquistador is basically a record of the last days of the Aztec civilization, as the two groups, the Aztecs and the Spaniards, clash, and the Spaniards ultimately come out on top. When Cortes and his men first arrived on the island of Cozumel in 1519, they were unaware that a complex and advanced civilization was just beyond the shores of Mexico.
These conquests began to occur due to mass amounts of silver and gold. In 1504, Hernan Cortes went searching for riches in the mainland of Cuba. Cortes encountered the Aztecs and offer expensive goods and gifts. He earned their trust and placed the emperor under house arrest to overrule the Aztecs. Out of all the conflicts to take place I find this to be the best example.
Philip claimed that he had the right to take over the South American tribes because they were not Christian like him and that he had the will of God to do so. Because of Philip’s policy towards the natives, gold and silver poured into Spain. Philip also declared that a portion of all the riches that went into Spain go directly to him. Philip’s decision to do this helped Spain prosper and make him the richest king in
The colonists who first arrived at the Jamestown wanted to earn economic profits. They were expecting to find and gain mineral wealth such as gold and other natural resources. Also, the Virginia Company of London established the colony in Jamestown in order to find a Northwest sailing route to head to the Orient and, therefore, make opportunities for trade. Other motive to settle in Virginia was to prevent the influence of Spanish colonies, which spread the belief of Spanish Catholicism. The Virginia Company of London tried to convert the Indians in Virginia into Christianity.
XV century inaugurated the start of the European Expansion with Portugal and Spain being the first most successful countries in discovering and colonizing new lands. Spanish colonization of America, without any doubt, was one of the most important events of that period. Stories about lands with many wonderful goods, spices, and other riches encouraged European men, who wanted to enrich themselves and find a better life over the sea, to travel and explore, claiming new lands to become dominions of the sponsoring party, in this case, the Crown of Spain. Christopher Columbus’ first voyage, backed by Queen Isabella of Castile, aimed to find a route to Asia through the West, but was not successful in its goal. However, the result of this unprecedented voyage was more than revolutionary: it discovered the New World.
In 1899, the United States annexed the Philippines after a short but bloody war with Spain. These rich, plentiful islands full of resources were in great demand. The U.S. saw the Philippines; fighting against Spain so like them when they were rebelling, and decided to step in and aid ‘the spirit of 1776’ (Doc. A). However, the question still remains: should the United States have annexed the Philippines?
Such as the Dutch, who journeyed to America to spread their religion and find some type of gold or anything valuable. Christopher Columbus, born in Italy, started Spain’s exploration from his rediscover of America. As for the Swedish, they settled first in Delaware but then soon got dominated by the Dutch. The English colonies had one of the greatest impact on America. They wanted to practice mercantilism, spread their religious beliefs, and
Long ago some people from Spain who were explorers, who were called conquistadors, came to explore the new world which was the name they used to call America as they used to call it. But they came for three things and three things only they came for god, gold and glory. Glory was really important to them, glory for them meant power and strength it meant they had to conquer land for Spain which also meant greatness for them in their mission for glory was really hard they had to conquer the land and then take over the whole land and sometimes they found land but it wouldn 't have any resources that they could use or it wouldn 't be of any
The time of exploration and conquest in the 1500s is when Hernan Cortes and Sir Francis Drake ruled the ocean. They were an important part in the conquest and exploration of the Americas and the rest of the unknown world. From conquering the Americas for gold and exploring the coasts of the Americas for new opportunities these men ruled. Though Hernan Cortes and Sir Francis Drake worked for rival nations, they contributed to the future of society and the better good of the human race. Hernan Cortes in the Article That Fateful Moment When Two Civilizations Came Face to Face, Hernan Cortes began the conquest of the Americas for Spain.