Native American War

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Today, the United States of America is analogous with the terms freedom, liberty and prosperity. Throughout its existence, the nation has come to represent a unique melting pot of ideals, races, and cultures, which have recurrently exhibited the perspectives of freedom and equality in regards to not only daily livelihood, but also free trade. Although the United States continues to stand as an immense representation of hope and prominence in reference to opportunity, it is almost impossible to ignore the dark aspects of its history. For a nation that was founded by the ideals of assuring freedom for those who arrived at its shores and ports, a majority of the early stages of American history were flooded with an immense amount of prejudice…show more content…
Additionally, like many of these battles in which Native Americans would play an active role in, the result of this war undoubtedly altered the political, economic, and social relations between the major European powers (i.e. Britain, Spain, and France) and the territories once held by the natives. In fact, battles such as these helped to assure the territorial occupation and subsequent power of many existing and future American colonies and states. Ironically however, the awards for the Europeans would always be beneficial in the long-run and extremely detrimental for the Natives. Although playing key roles in helping to defeat their respective enemies, various treaties and territorial restrictions meant to protect the Native Americans would be violated, ignored, and amended. The same restrictions soon became true for countless groups of early…show more content…
Through the institution of African slavery alone, blacks played key roles in helping to boost the early American economy particularly throughout the Southern states where crops such as cotton were capital. What is truly unfortunate is the fact that much like the Native Americans, blacks served honorably alongside British troops in countless battles which helped to establish the United States. This is perhaps the most notable throughout the American Revolution where in some areas many free blacks were said to have voluntarily joined Patriot armies at higher rates than whites.4 Unfortunately, what would result for those helping to pave the way for an American victory would be additional generations of injustice and slavery for them and their descendants based upon the color of their skin
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