After the discovery of the New World, there were three main contenders : the English, the French, and the Spanish. The Spanish remained in the south, which led the English and the French to go head to head for trade with the American Indians. This was no easy fight, as cooperation on the American Indians side was needed. The British had more soldiers, so this made the the French have a less worthy chance to win the trade with the American Indians. However, the French were more successful at trading with the American Indians, because they had smaller settlements, French men intermarried, and they were more interested in the fur trade then settling.
At first, they wanted to be able to live in peace with the Native Americans because they needed their help to get food. They settlers were also outnumbered by the Native Americans, so fighting them would be pointless, for their fate would not be bright. Even though the settlers knew this, problems began to rise right away. The main conflict between the Native Americans and the European settlers was the idea they had in mind about the land.
Firstly, European empires in the Americas as well as Russian, Chinese, Mughal, and Ottoman empires are different in their development because Europe interacted and depended on other regions. The Atlantic Ocean connected Europe, Africa, and the Americas. Strayer states how “these two ‘old worlds’ were joined, increasingly creating a single biological regime, a ‘new world’ of global dimensions.” The reason for this difference is that Europe constructed their empires across the Atlantic Ocean in the Americas, or the New World, unlike their Russian, Chinese, Mughal, and Ottoman counterparts. This resulted in an advantage for the Europeans because they had access to new resources and ideas.
When America was discovered and colonized, the indigenous peoples faced real hardships. Americans disliked anything that wasn’t European culture so they tried to eliminate tribal identities and assimilate the Native Americans into their culture. They outlawed certain Indian rituals such as the Ghost Dance and forced Indian children to speak English instead of their native languages. The constitution did not outline specific details for relations with Natives, so as America grew older, the government was left to deal with the Indians however they pleased.
In 1763, Britain took some of Spain’s land despite having just helped them. King Louis XV tried to give his land away to his cousin because he thought that the land wasn’t rich enough. Many Native Americans such as the Sioux lived in the region. King Louis gladly gave the land to Spain because of how expensive it was. The British wanted to defeat Spain so badly that they had the Native Americans attack them.
Chief Pontiac was an Indian chief from Ottawa that became known through history. He fought thoroughly to protect his land and his people from his opponents. He was an honorable fighter and chief. Chief Pontiac was known for beginning his own rebellion and going to war against the British, proclaiming that they were “Dogs covered in red that came to rob him and his people”. Pontiac played a huge role in the signing of the settlement of Paris.
Considering the small white population compared to the mass amount of Natives in North America, the French depended on good relations with Native Americans. The main person to blame the good relationship between the Natives is Samuel de Champlain, who founded the region of New France. In contrast to the usual ideals of Europeans, Champlain “insisted on religious toleration for all Christians and denied that Native Americans were intellectually or culturally inferior to Europeans,” (Foner 38). He imagined creating a civilization where people of multiple cultural backgrounds can live together peacefully. For the most part he
The vulnerability of this transforming empire allowed it to be attacked by Germanic tribes and other warring nations. One of the Germanic tribes, the Franks, led by the Frankish warrior Clovis, would establish a kingdom in modern-day France by 496 A.D. Unfortunately, the successive kings of the Frankish people would be very weak rulers and were known as the do-nothing kings. This succession of kings offered the people under them no protection from roaming warriors. Therefore, due to a lack of security, the king gave away large tracts of land to other aristocrats (maior domus) if they would pledge their loyalty to the king.
3 However, Gandhi was dedicated to the ideal of a united India. It was under his guidance that mass nationalism was truly seen in a country as vast as India. Gandhi’s arrival in India was during World War I (1914-18). It was at this time that Britishers increased taxes on goods in India, raised prices of industrial and imported goods and food crops while that of exported Indian raw materials did not increase at the same pace, and also forcibly recruited Indians in the army to fight the war.
The leaders of the major industrial powers which were Britain, France and Germany were all wanting to acquire more land for their colonies because they needed more territory. Soon after many small industrial powers such as Spain, Holland, Portugal, Italy, Japan and the USA also wanted to be in the run for more land. This essay will be discussing four factors that led to imperialisation - Religious, Political, Strategic and Economic Many Europeans believed that the African people were of an inferior and uncivilized nature. To most of the Europeans imperialism was a struggle against their belief system which was Christianity. Christian Missionary Societies forced their government to colonize and build the right facilities for the religious and educational upliftment of the local inhabitants.
As one can see New France 's society was just as diverse and unique as any other. France made many attempts to contain and morph New France into its image but being on the frontier made changes to what was possible for people. New France started to realize that it was needed by France and was able to hold that over them to bend the laws and regulations of France . People started realizing that the French wanted and to a point needed the furs and were willing to break its morals and even its rivalries to obtain them. Traders in New France did the unheard of and traded with England and traded unwarranted items with the natives because they were more focused on their own benefit over that of Frances, showing the individualized society that was slowly forming from the depths of a state driven society.
Captain Campbell felt uneasy about the new rules and laws the British had put into place, knowing that this might upset the Native Americans. As tension grew there was talk of how the French and the Spanish were going to unite to push the British out of North America. This talk had gotten many Indians to prepare for war and to choose sides of the war that might become. Chief Pontiac had felt that he must stay loyal to the French who had shown him generosity and kindness.
Brothers … we only want to enjoy our own,’” but the settlers did not want that. Even after the Indian removal act had been declared unconstitutional by Congress, Andrew Jackson and Martin Van Buren did not enforce the law. This was a time in history when checks and balances was not
As expected, Britain put certain taxes on the colonies to help regulate trade and pay for transport of goods. However, many of the taxes Britain put on colonists were for the sole purpose of creating revenue for the British (Doc 2). The reason the British believed they were justified to do this was the belief that colonists still owed reparations for British support in the French Indian war (Doc 1). The colonists found these taxes so insulting that many of them refused to purchase British goods.
Some people started hinting that there was dark designs behind the Stamp Act. The thought that “the tax was a gradual plot to deprive the colonists of their freedoms and to enslave them beneath a tyrannical regime.” People were very worried about this and they did not want it to happen. They just wanted to live in America with their