It is always natural that a nation with economic dominance has power as well. This was precisely the situation in America and Europe. The slavery has caused a boom in the economy of the two nations. “Slavery was a national enterprise, but the economic and political center of gravity during the U.S. 's first incarnation as a slave republic was the South.” (Jones, 2013, p.1).
Other disadvantage include the many displaced people, it promoted racism and mother countries to believe that they are superior. It also brought slavery up to not so long ago. The New imperialism benefited the Industrial Revolution at the cost of the colonies. It also heled with modern technologies, for instance the steam-powered ships to aid in the expansion of European empires that are a great now for exports, imports and transportation. Another disadvantage is the fact that colonies’ culture and beliefs were wiped out creating intolerance among people.
Introduction: Provide background information on the Crusades, restate the DBQ question, state thesis with reasons. (include academic vocabulary and underline) The results of the Crusades was probably more negative than positive. In “Doc 4”, It states that “Moreover, the assault of one Christian people on another, when one of the goals of the Fourth Crusade was reunion of Greek and Latin churches, made the split between the Greek and Latin churches permanent.” The Crusades had a lot of hatred to the religions, and by 1204 the Crusaders had lost some of their appeal because the knights agreed to attack the Byzantine Capital instead.
What Led Europe to Succeed over Natives Upon the uncovering of the of the America’s by the European super powers, most of the native American tribes were quickly captured. The question arises as to why the Europeans conquered the Americans and not the other way around. Europe was able to prosper and grow while the indigenous groups of the Americas stayed in the past. European success over American tribes was attributed to the fact that the Europeans possessed more advanced technologies and skills that could be used against natives, Europeans were literate and could record knowledge and events easily, and the European diseases brought over were devastating to the unprepared indian populations.
Because of Columbus sailing to the Carribeans, a New World was discovered with unclaimed land. The British saw this unique opportunity presented in front of them and started to send their citizens. Most of the citizens were undesirables because Britain was having a problem with overpopulation. With Britain becoming a dominant presence in America, other nations started to see the lucrative possibilities and started to send their citizens there as well. However Great Britain was able to reign supreme simply because they were able to get there
Europe soon lost power but still tried to take over. Europe was mainly trying to rule over Africa to be the best of everyone and be a powerful empire. Europe had forced Africans into working for free, slavery, and had made them work in harsh conditions. The Europeans beat the slaves if they stopped working, and sold them for money. Europe had political means for Imperialism, enslaving the Africans, making an army, and making an Empire.
To partake of that last offered cup has a lot to do with religion, specifically Christianity, a very prevalent religion at the time. It means to find redemption, which would be fitting for these colonies which have been imprisoned by the newly risen Europe. The potter’s ground is a reference to the field that the chief priest bought with Judas’ betrayal money (Matt 27:5-7), and in a World History context we can see the betrayal of man against his brother, and specifically the way the colonizers treated the natives in the name of their own gain. The lines, that can be looked at with a wide scope, “When the man comes around/ Hear the trumpets hear the pipers/One hundred million angels singin'/Multitudes are marchin' to the big kettledrum/Voices callin', voices cryin'/Some are born and some are dyin'/It's alpha and omega's kingdom come’’ signify an end of life like the one depicted by Christians as the arrival of Jesus to the world.
The Dutch were a prime example of nations that benefited from trade,as they assumed control of international trade. In the 50 year period in ,Dutch Conglomerate, Vereenigde Oostindische Compagnie(The Dutch East India Company)held an iron hand on trade,and the people of the Netherlands benefited immensely. Trade led to economic prosperity for many Dutch citizens,and fueled economic activity in the empire,leading the Dutch empire to be able to be as powerful as their rival,the British Empire. The Dutch is just a singular example of how trade strengthened many European empires as they profited off trade,helped stimulate economic activity in empires that needed it and help create high-paying jobs for the citizens that resided in Europe. Agriculture was another economic sector that benefited from the Columbian Exchange ,as the influx of newly discovered agricultural items flooded the marketplace,leaving farmers very wealthy.
European colonization changed the lives of Native Americans in the New World. Trade had a major effect on European and Native American lives. The Columbian trade was a huge success in both areas, but better for
Portugal and Spain even presumed to divide the world in two by seeking the Pope's blessing on the Treaty of Tordesillas, which drew a line through north and south through the Atlantic, giving Portugal the lands east and Spain the lands west. Portugal actually lost in the long run because the lands that they "received" were already claimed by empires that did not recognize the Portuguese claims. The French and English did not arrive in the Americas until the 17th century, but when they did, they claimed much of North America in areas that the Spanish did not go. The trade routes that appeared during this era in the Atlantic Ocean were collectively known as the Great Circuit. The routes connected four continents: North America, South America, Europe, and Africa, and they linked directly to the old water trade routes established in previous eras.
The Age of Exploration meant trade; trade meant the spread of new ideas. Trade was made possible through the labor of slaves. “[The] Age of Exploration was at first dominated by the Portuguese and the Spanish” (Alchin). They dominated slave trade in the early stages of colonization.
In 1518, the slave trade grow greatly because of the trade with America. This event became a part of the triangle trade and a new world economy. Triangle trade connected Europe, Africa, Asia and America. Europe would export cloth, guns, and utensils to Africa, then Africa would export slaves to America and sold. America then would sell tobacco and sugar to Europe were they would be sold at markets.
Starting in the Mid-15th century, many European nations sent out explorers in order to find new sea routes, as well as new territories. That’s how Christopher Columbus stumbled upon the West Indies and therefore indirectly opened up the New World for others to explore. On the quest to create more wealth for their own nation through mercantilist policies, Europeans, as well as different religious groups, colonized the New World one by one. In the process of colonizing, when the European nations realized they needed a workforce to support the production of their cash crops, they brought over African slaves as part of the Columbian exchange which in turn introduced a solution - and a new problem.
During the thousands of years before the arrival of European contact, the Native American people developed an inventive and creative culture. They had created a very well round colonization among the extensive land. The year 1492 the Spaniards allowed for Christopher Columbus's voyage of discovery began a series of developments. Columbus traveling in hopes of finding faster route to Asia for trade and riches. While he never truly ended up there, the new found land was viewed as an opportunity for new riches.
On October 12, 1492 three months into his journey to find India, Christopher Columbus traveled upon an already discovered land in the caribbean. Three Spanish ships with 87 men aboard landed in a place they referred to as "The New World. " This was just the beginning of how America became the country it is today. Along with this new land came new discoveries, such as exotic plants and animals that were shipped back to Spain. Unlike Europe, this "New World" domesticated corn, chili, pumpkins, tomatoes, and potatoes.