As the world of global exploration and colonization grew, many powerful European empires set out to see what the New World had in store for them. Each empire had their own individual agendas and incentives for colonization. This led to the many differences between methods of colonization and exploration in every colony and region. The Atlantic World portrayed these contrasts between the Spanish, French, Dutch and British empires. However, the British settlements along the Eastern seaboard differed the most from those of other empires because there were no established policies or methods in British colonization, which led to differences in the economics and culture of each colony depending on who settled it.
Both France and Spain explored and colonized North America in the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries to increase their wealth and convert native Indians to Catholicism, but comparing the reasons for expanding into certain areas, the relationships with native Indians, and the methods to increase population will highlight the similarities and differences of the methods used by each to achieve colonization in North America. To begin with, Spain gains a new level of wealth and power through the acquisition of large amounts of silver in Zacatecas and Potosi, but this new wealth creates the desire for more and the need to protect the silver. The Spanish expand northward into North America in search of more gold and silver, and follow
Abagail Adams wrote a letter to her son, John Adams, who is traveling abroad with his father. Abigail Adams, who was a women back then during the Revolutionary War, didn’t have much political rights. Adams was huge in politics and so was her son, second president of the United States. Adam's uses rhetorical devices to advice her son that he is the only person that can control his future and he must know how to pull through difficulty when it's being tested. To advice her son about this, she uses many rhetorical strategies.
British’s Overseas Colonies When thinking about the history of the 13 colonies and the colonization of British here on this side of the Atlantic Ocean, no one seems to know the actual background of the British Empire in regards to their colonial business. After reading The Making and Unmaking of Empire by P.J. Marshall and discussing the same topics in lecture, it is evident that the British Empire had struggles trying to colonize overseas in North America and India. While colonizing overseas, some colonies weren’t successful for Britain but the impact and influence they had shaped whom these countries are today. As the British Empire was striving to colonize overseas, it feared getting attacked by the French and Spanish because of their trade
The driving forces behind the concept of establishing colonies along America’s Atlantic shore were wealth and opportunity. In short, colonization was a business deal initiated by the monarchs in Europe. The colonists who entered into these contracts were often living more comfortably in Europe than they would be upon arrival in the New World. Many were wealthy and powerful individuals and in some cases were royals, aristocrats and nobles. Often, the original English and Dutch setters are mistakenly regarded as immigrants when in reality they were loyal citizens who decided to relocate to lands claimed by their respective monarchs.
Name: Emad Siddiki Spanish Colonization in Texas Darkness filled the night sky. They were coming. Their footsteps sounded like someone pounding on a drum. The Indians had arrived.
Chapter 3 Summary In the 17th century, European colonies had begun to establish colonies in North America. These European colonies where comparable in a number of ways. The biggest difference was their relationships with surrounding native communities and their purposes of colonization. The colonization of New Mexico was a chance for the Spanish to spread their religion in a missionary work and effort.
I think geography has a huge affect on where and how people live because for example if you survive through trade you need to have good communication and writing skills as well as transportation for example a river and boats. But, if you are the first people to plant seeds, you would want to live somewhere where there is fertile soil and accessible water and irrigation. The geography of the land affects the climate and weather, which affects the animals and resources around you. Different resources give you different options for solutions and lack of resources can alter how your colony gets things done. In conclusion geography can completely change a colonies way of living and where they decide to settle can alter their ways of
Topic: Did colonization civilized the colonizer? My heart bleeds like the blood that stream from the clashes of swords and matches triggered by hungry and power seeking colonizers. The sounds of guns that blasted the skull and brain of millions of people reecho in my dreams every night. My mind ceases to function when I think of the number of souls of South Africans that evaporated into the heaven centuries ago.
The twentieth century history of South Africa contains many struggles and obstacles as its people worked towards creating a more unified country. Modern human beings have inhabited South Africa for more than 100,000 years and a great deal of colonization has occurred within the last 300 years. During the late 18th century, 90 Dutchmen landed on the Cape of Good Hope as part of the Dutch East India Company, representing the first permanent settlers of South Africa. In 1652, they were instructed to build a fort and to start growing crops to aid the ships travelling along the Eastern trade route. Five short years later, approximately 250 white men occupied the area, bringing with them slaves to aid in growing more crops.