One of the reasons that affected the native people was the disease carried by the Spanish conquistadors known as the small pox. The small pox contested a small portion that benefited Cortez expedition killing and infecting more than three million Aztecs, weakening the effort for them to fight back. The only downside from this disease was Cortez native allies were also affected by the smallpox causing several casualties.
As the Spanish began to spread throughout the Caribbean and the Americas, they often eradicated or conquered entire tribes and subjected them to forced labor. Morgan quotes John Ponet, an Englishmen largely responsible for convincing the queen to venture into the affairs in the New World, describing the Spanish cruelty on the undeserving Natives: [the Spaniards] forced the people (that were not used to labour) to stande all the daie in the hotte sunne gathering golde in the sande of the rivers. By this meanes a great nombre of them (not used to such paines) died, and a great numbre of them (seeing themselves brought from so quiet a life to such miserie and slaverie) of desperacion killed them selves. (2003, p. 8).
Some say Christopher Columbus was a hero because he was the explorer that discovered America. In reality, Christopher Columbus had an incredibly negative impact on the world because he enslaved the Native Americans, didn’t help the kind Natives when they got infected by diseases that the Spaniards had brought to America, and killed off most of the Native American population. The tactics he chose to use were violent and destructive by the standards back then and now. First, Columbus treated the Native Americans like uncivilized people by enslaving them and forcing them to work for him although they greeted him and his crew peacefully. ” They could make fine servants,”(document 2) he wrote in his journal,”I took them by force.
Diseases, such as smallpox, decimated Indian population and allowing Europeans to easily conquer the natives. Since so many people died, Dobyns calculated that the population of the west was actually 112 million in 1491, more than Europe at the time. He estimated that after 130 years after contact with Europeans, the Native American population decreased by 95 percent. Some criticized Dobyns’s publishing's as politically driven. The critics called Dobyn out for supporting the American hate crowd.
In this report, the author claims that the Mexican population dropped from 30 million to 3 million due to the European colonization. It also states how this drop was mainly due to the spread of diseases like measles, smallpox, yellow fever, and many more. Because the native peoples had never been exposed to these diseases prior, the spread of them caused a devastating number of deaths. This report is written by a third-party author, causing it to have little bias. As well, the author does not exaggerate Europeans barbarianism, but rather disease, as the main cause of death during the colonization of the New
[...] ‘I promise’” (368). Matt is declared a human and the new ruling drug lord of opium. This empire has been the cause of the death of thousands and both the U.S and Mexican governments want it to be abolished, if Matt does that he will be a hero and accepted as a human, so naturally he does. Despite feeling like a villain, Matt goes through his journey, comes to terms with himself and decides to use his power for good, becoming a
To summarize, the Declaratory act was the least opposed or even recognised act by the American colonials. As apart from the Tea Act which resulted in an event that would forever be branded in history as one of the boldest rebellions against a greater government. Both of these policies were direct gateways into the process of the American Revolution due to it’s contribution of collected agitation and animosity towards Britain 's control. Ultimately creating a feeling of desperation for freedom and exhaustion of government
If religion was the moral excuses for the conquest of the carbine, then gold was the motive. Las Casas believed the Spanish lust for gold is the reason they treated the natives of the Carrabin so harshly. He states multiple times that Spaniards greed has blinded them and caused them to stray from Christ. The assumption that Las Casa makes influences his portrayal of the natives. In his account, he revels that the natives have a strong distract for the Spaniards thirst for gold.
The Aztec empire is known for its power, geographical size, and sacrificial religion. Ironically it was all this that led to its downfall at the hands of Hernán Cortés on August 13, 1521. Aztec mythology foretold the prophecy of Quetzalcoatl, a god, who would return on the year One Reed (1519) to reclaim his kingdom. By the time the Aztec civilization was at its height in 1519 it already had several problems with revolts and rebellions due to its impressive geographical extent.
The encomienda system was in the Spanish territories, which granted ownership of an area’s native to favor Spanish settler or military men, then enslaved the people of those once-powerful empires (Price, pg 10). This means that once the Spaniards and military men receive their own property, they felt empowered and took advantage of it by turning the Indians into slaves. The Indians felt that this was karma because some time earlier, they conquered and expelled the Arawaks, the original inhabitants, from Dominica and some of the other small Caribbean islands. Therefore, the political system that emerged and called the encomienda
On August 10, 1680 the Indians united to take back what was theirs to begin with. This outburst of riots led to what is known as the Pueblo Revolt of 1680 who was led by Popè. Although
I agree that his accidental discovery ultimately led to the massacre of countless Natives. Although, he might be considered a hero for 'discovering ' the New World. However, there were several who came before him and inhabited the land, such as the Natives. Thus, the impossibility of discovering something that had already been in place. For this
The Spanish, despite giving the Aztecs permission to hold the celebration, were “seized with an urge to kill the celebrants” and ensued with the trapping and massacre of the Aztec celebrants (The Broken Spears, The Spaniards Attack the Celebrants). The Spanish hunted down and slaughtered every celebrant, even though the Aztecs were not a threat to them and posed no harm. The diametric responses to the inequality between the Aztecs and the Spaniards is clear: the Aztecs are submissive and respectful towards the Spanish, and often resort to hiding out of fear. In contrast, the Spanish are needlessly aggressive, avaricious, and intimidating; they demand gold, destroy the meaningful treasures of the Aztecs, seize Motecuhzoma’s treasures, and violently
The inoculation process was harmless and had satisfied the safety of the patients with the experiment. This inoculation method showed a huge result of survival rate in the New England colonies. The death rate was reduced by a greater number and the survival rate increased vastly because of Boylston’s inoculation for smallpox disease. This life saving scheme raised the population growth in those years of the Colonial