The wars that Europe was in during the 18th century had affected the colonies. The leaders in Britain had fought over land and all the riches of the world. There were several series of wars that involved England and the French. By the end of the 17th century, it had become obvious that the Spanish rule in North America had become lacking and would recede. This also applied to the Dutch, because they had lacked backbone in North America.
Beginning in the 1500’s, France and Britain explored North America, but in the 1700s, the countries started to take over these lands. Before the Seven Years’ War, three groups, the French, the British, and the Natives, fought over the right to possess North America. Natives entered into alliances with the French and British in an attempt to maintain balance with them. In the 1600’s, the French won the friendship of the Indians because they lived and worked among the Indian populations.
The French colonies in North America did not attract many settlers; therefore the French also enslaved Native Americans in farming and mining. The French exploited existing inter-tribal alliances and rivalries to establish trade with the Huron, Montagnais and the Algonquis. This tribe then competed to be the exclusive intermediaries between other Indian traders who also lived along the St. Lawrence River and up to the Great Lakes. Native Americans did the majority of the work, tracking, trapping and skinning the animals. The French traders then exchanged textiles, weapons and metal goods for the furs of animals.
Liberty has the definition of the state of being free within society from oppressive restrictions imposed by authority on one’s way of life, behavior, or political views. This means the right to be free in a country. America had trouble with finding how liberty can be a part of the country. The fight for liberty was difficult to obtain because America had the break from Great Britain, needed to build a country from scratch, and come together as a country. America was not always a free country.
When settlers first arrived on the Atlantic coast of North America, they encountered a terrain that stood in stark contrast to the European lands they had traveled from. Historian Alan Taylor highlights the difference between North America and Europe, writing that North America’s “‘wilderness’ contained both resources that were scarce at home and dangerous beings that had been exterminated further east.” These unknown resources and animals led to settlers feeling “threatened and often overmatched by their new environmental setting.” This fear of nature rampant among early settlers is found in the journals of William Bradford, a founder and later governor of the Plymouth Colony.
Social Studies Coureur De Bois and The Fur Trade Patrick Sikora Imagine a country called Canada, with lots of development, religions, and backgrounds. Well this is were coureur de bois and the fur trade comes in. The Coureur de bois and the fur trade, were small parts, that helped our country, called Canada to develop.
The Portuguese Empire Started in 1415 when the Portuguese soldiers captured Ceuta. The four other major Colonizes at this time that were continuously spreading was the Dutch, the British, the Spanish, and the French. Portugal colonized in Brazil, Africa, and India, they also attempted to colonize in North America but failed. The Portuguese were effective in colonizing in the Atlantic world because they constantly gained more land and they governed it for many years.
The French government supported the St. Lawrence traders by defending their territorial claims to the region and encouraging the activities of French missionaries in their work of converting the Indians to Roman Catholicism. Montreal (originally known as Ville-Marie) was founded in 1642 as a centre for missionary activity, but it soon became the base of the expanding continental fur trade. The French trade was conducted by private companies granted monopoly trading powers by the French king in exchange for commitments to promote settlement and the work of the Church. Between 1627 and 1645 the trade and the administration of New France were entrusted to the Compagnie des Cent Associés, established by Cardinal Richelieu to improve the settlement
When English royalty began giving charters for the exploration of America, people had no idea what kinds of adversities they would face. While eager to obtain new land and sources of economic growth, many ignored the possible negative outcomes of exploration. English settlers would be forced to overcome human and environmental challenges that would make it difficult to establish and maintain permanent colonies in America from the time of Sir Walter Raleigh to the time of Opechancanough. When Sir Walter Raleigh organized the expedition to Roanoke, the primary reason to go to America was the possibility of establishing a profitable colony.
The Conflict with that was that France claimed the Mississippi Valley and the Ohio River Valley. They gained control over this land by the exploration of the French explorer Rene Robert Cavalier and Sieur de la Salle. From Canada La Salle moved through an area called the Great Lakes and then after descending the Mississippi River in the year 1682. They took the possession of the land by the name of the king of France and all of the lands that was drained by the river and all of its tributaries.
The French and the Spanish forged relationships with the Natives in terms of economy, culture and religion. Both sought profit through exploitation and trade of New World resources. The two nations also knew that the indigenous people would be very important assets to their success. In terms of religion, the French responded gently by encouraging Catholicism, befriended them and trade with them. The Spanish, on the other hand, oppressed religion onto the Native Americans responded harshly pertaining to economy.
There were many events that led to the rapid change in ideas that the Colonies were more British pre-revolutionary war. The want for more land played a big role between the English and the British colonies. With the arrival of the English to the Native Americans, the English main focus was to displace the Native Americans and take over their land. With an unstable economy, left it easy for English to take over the land, leaving it hard for Native Americans. Many new challenges for the Native Americans soon followed the arrival of the English.
The Europeans were able to conquer the Americas because even though it was by “accident,” they were still more prepared for what was to come. Jared Diamond calls the European “accidental conquerors.” Diamond calls his theory geographical luck and concludes that the only way the Europeans were able to dominate the Americas was because of the way the ocean patterns happened to flow. The geographical wind patterns caused the ships to sail towards the Incas and the Aztecs and when the Europeans arrived they tried to conquer the Aztecs and Incas, they succeed for a number of reasons. One reason that they were able to conquer the Americas was because of their technological advances.
Democracy is a form of government in which power lies with the people. This means that the people of the said community can either rule directly or indirectly by electing officials to make decisions for the betterment of the people. Democracy is an aspect that can be included in many different governments including, republics, monarchies, and theocracies. In America today, democracy is something we take pride in. This form of government had to start somewhere, however, and ideas of democracy can be shown in many early documents written by some of the first peoples to colonize the Americas.