Due to Portugal’s successful colonization, the Spanish began to plan their own colonization. In 1492, Christopher Columbus and the Spanish discovered the New World. Columbus was trying to find a more efficient and faster route to Asia. While using his knowledge of the wind and current patterns, they discovered the New World. The Spanish found different kinds of wealth within in the New World, many of Spanish wasn’t looking wealth.
This is called the Dark Age or the early Middle Age and during this period, there were a series of geographical explorations in Western Europe as well outside its borders. Vikings emerged out as the most adventurous mariners in the late 8th century. They set out for a geographical expansion because of an increased competition to grab resources and probably due to an existence of a social system in which an individual's status was marked by his possession of portable wealth.They were initially raiders and use to inhabit the modern Scandinavian regions. They were excellent ship builders and navigators. They penetrate countless river systems of Western Europe and attack settlements.
I. The first known occupants of the Northeastern Region appeared approximately 10,000 years ago. People claim that they crossed the land bridge, which spanned from Russia to present day Alaska. As they settled, they formed groups called tribes. A tribe is a social division of a traditional society that consists of families linked by social, economic, religious, or blood ties.
CHAPTER THREE RESISTING NARATIVES: CULTURAL RESILIENCE IN SILKO’S CEREMONY AND BRUCHAC’S CODE TALKER The Native Americans, the first inhabitants of the Americas, migrated from Siberia by crossing the Beringia, a land bridge which connected Siberia to present day Alaska over 30,000 years ago. Their migration stopped about 11,000 years ago with the submergence of the land bridge by the rising ocean floor. These early inhabitants, named Paleoamericans, settled in the new land they reached and soon branched out into many hundreds of culturally distinct nations and kindreds. The first settlers of the Americas occupied three great regions in North America- the Southwest, Great Plains and the Eastern Woodlands. They were nomadic and at first survived
Throughout history, civilizations and nations have relentlessly competed to surpass one another. This is evident in the Age of Exploration in which explorers, such as Christopher Columbus, Vasco da Gama, Bartolomeu Dias, Prince Henry the Navigator, among many others, explored new lands and established overseas colonies for their respective mother countries. In these colonies, the Europeans converted the natives to Christianity, searched for gold and precious metals, and brought fame and glory to their countries. The goals of “God, gold, and glory” became a significant part of the Age of Exploration. Although the “three G’s” stimulated competition across the European states, the underlying push was by the Ottomans.
The Aztec and Spanish The outcome of the contact between the Aztec and the Spanish was welcoming initially but after a certain period of time, The Spanish decided to take over the Aztec and Inca Empire. The purpose of this Spanish expedition was to seek fame and fortune for Spain and also spread Christianity to the natives and new lands. This had led them into war between the Aztec and Spanish The Aztec first arrives in Mexico in the late 1100s. By 1250, they settled near the shores of Lake Texcoco and by 1325 they had begun building the majestic city of Tenochtitlan. In 1518 Spanish conquistador, Hernan Cortes held an expedition to conquer Mexico and the Aztec holds almost the central and southern of Mexico.
Prior to the Latin American countries gaining independence, the Creole elites expressed great displeasure with the crown and readily equated themselves with the American colonists before gaining independence from Britain. With this ideology, many Creole’s became enfranchised with Anglo-European culture and enlightenment, convinced that this culture would solve their perceived problems. The Latin American Creole’s believed in both Charles Darwin and Spencer, to show that the fittest survive through evolution and that those concepts apply to the society they lived in. Spencer reinforced the belief that science, industry and progress were interlinked, and with the evolution of society their nations would bloom. Therefore, if an individual was failing in life, blame
In the early year 1606, explorers and their advocate focused on finding a Northwest Passage from Europe to East Asia. the Americas in the Atlantic Ocean were often charged with finding routes for water, though it was well known that there was an important landmass. This took place at the dawn of the seventeenth century in Europe, at that time the early 1600s came to an end. while other attempts at settlement, two of the primary goals were to find gold and a water route to Asia. The English monarch King James I granted a charter to Virginia Company to build a settlement in the Chesapeake Bay area of North America.
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
The catholic religion had always been an important part of Latin America, influencing both economy and culture, and when the House of Bourbon restricted the power of the church, they angered the most influential people in Mexico, the priests. Father Hidalgo was one of the most important figures in the movement of Mexican Independence. He was a Creole-born Roman Catho-lic priest that became a leader appealing to the Creoles, but also the mixed-race and slave population. The “Grito de Dolores” proclaimed by Father Hidalgo announced the beginning of the revolutionary move-ment where he was in the front. Despite some earlier successes, the Spanish captured and executed Hidalgo, effectively making him a martyr for the movement, which only strengthened the fervor of the fight.
A classic example of this would be the industrial revolution, settling Europeans (the British) would now be called Americans after participating in a revolution. Technology would soon and advance and science became the focal point of the nation. Ignoring the knowledge of the indigenous people and continuing to destroy the land it got to a bleak point in history were the president had to step in and preserver the beauty of America. It was not until president Theodore Roosevelt stepped and implement laws that would assist in the proper conservation of nature. Due to Teddy Roosevelt action there is now control tourism in which we can appreciate the beauty of nature but not be reckless and to save it for generations to come.