Many slaves set out on the night of August 20th, 1831, gathering weapons and supplies to kill the people. However, the white people took back their power over the slaves when they executed many after the revolt including Nat Turner. Nat Turners Revolt changed history as
Jade Lawton Mrs Judy Liebenberg The coming of the Spanish to the Americas was catastrophic for the indigenous Mayan civilisation. The coming of the European to the Americas was catastrophic for the indigenous American civilisations because the Mayan was conquered by the Spanish in a brutal and harsh way. The Mayan built an ancient civilization that stretched throughout much of Central America. The Maya civilization was never unified but rather made up of numerous small provinces, ruled by kings, each a centred on a city. Sometimes, a stronger Maya province would dominate a weaker province and be able to exact tribute and labour from it.
European conquest during the colonial period greatly affected the indigenous and slave populations, generally decreasing their quality of life while exploiting them for personal gain. To begin, the indigenous people experienced forced assimilation to European culture and destruction of their culture. Many populations practices their own religion separate from European beliefs. Yet, upon the arrival of the Europeans, their way of life was destroyed. Amongst the Aztecs, the Spanish deceived them with their own culture, convincing them to believe Hernan Cortez was their sun God.
It was also because of the brutal ways that Spain was using to deal with the Cuban rebels. The U.S thus stepped in and helped Cuba gain it independence from the Spanish. The war involved a series of war and bloodshed both on the side of the U.S and Spain. The U.S thus won the war leading to the Spanish leaving Cuba. The war also set a stage for other policies in the U.S and reflected the development that had been experienced in the 19th Century.
He decided to call it La Isla Española and later changed it to Hispaniola. Soon after Columbus found the island, the Spanish enslaved the native people of the island called the Tainos. They were forced to mine and they all soon perished due to harsh conditions and diseases spread by the Europeans. After the natives died and the gold mines were mined out, the Spanish started bringing slaves from Africa and they were 90% of the population in Hispaniola. The island was full of plantations that the black slaves worked on and one plantation often had over 200 slaves working on it daily.
Conquistador, written by Buddy Levy about the famous ventures of Hernan Cortes, places the reader in the 16th century, or the era c.1450-c. 1750 ce. During this time, the idea of exploration was spreading quickly, as kingdoms and empires in Europe sought to expand their territory. Portugal, with Spain following after, led the way for exploration as they headed south. Spain, however, ventured west, driven by a patriotic attitude of expanding past their borders. Levy tells the story of Hernan Cortes, originally setting sail from Spain, as he sailed from Cuba to the shores of Mexico in 1519, eager about the discovery of new lands.
Ferdinand and Isabella are people from the Renaissance they have completed many great accomplishments, and captured Reconquista, and they are monarchs who when they got married they created the Castile of Aragon. The marriage of cousins Ferdinand and Isabella eventually brought stability to both kingdoms. So because there religion they became known as the “ Catholic monarchs”. Ferdinand and Isabella both have great accomplishments. There greatest accomplishment is when they sponsored Christopher Columbus’ voyage in 1492 and United Spain largest kingdoms.
In the years 1519-1521 Hernando Cortes, a Spanish conquistador that had conquered and defeated the Aztec empire (Nelson, Aztec Empire for Kids: Spanish Conquest). He wanted to find new land for Spain, covert inhabitants to Catholicism, and raid the lands for gold and other treasures. The Aztecs were wiped out and resulted in Hernan Cortez taking power of the new land
“Cortez went on to overthrow the empire of the Aztecs, it was clear that Spain’s empire of the Indies had come to stay.”- Empires of the Atlantic World: Britain and Spain in America, 1492-1830, John Huxtable Eliot, p20. Unfortunately for the Indian natives this was well and truly the case. There should be total regret for the ravaging and diminishing treatment of the native peoples that inhabited the lands of the Americas. There can be nothing to celebrate when brutality and violence were inflicted on native peoples during the colonisation of these lands. The natives of islands such as Hispaniola were innocent, meek and naïve.
“Voyages of Discovery” In the “Voyages of Discovery” section of “Beginnings to 1700,” Wayne Franklin portrays European efforts to hurriedly claim the lands of the New World. After the publication of Columbus’ letter to the Spanish monarchy that described the lavish riches of the West Indies, many Europeans began to take the voyage across the Atlantic to explore much of this new land. Franklin writes, “this second European wave quickly gathered momentum and extended itself far to the north and south of the Caribbean basin that Columbus explored” (8). After initial exploration, many European nations, predominately Spain, held an aggressive presence in the West Indies and claimed much of the “unclaimed” land: “Within fifty years of 1492, the
This action disturbed both the Natives and the Spanish. When there was no more gold to mine, Columbus suggested for starting a slave trade. He seized over 500 natives and sent them to Spain. Those who were not captured were forced to pay tributes of gold to the Spanish. Those who couldn’t find enough were brutally punished.
Many of the sailors were accurately portrayed by their actions, by throwing slaves into the ocean, flogging, beaten, tortured, and other forms of cruel punishment. “Alexander Falconbridge was a surgeon on slave ships in the 18th century. An abolitionist and governor himself is guilty of all the violent attacks towards slaves. A disgraces to human nature, and profound language were brutal examples sailors often used towards slaves.” ( First Hand; Accounts Study). This is an example of history because many crew members hated slaves, which clearly bleeds through their thoughts and language.
The Aztecs were constantly launching raids to capture prisoners for the enormous number of human sacrifices they conducted. There is important archeological evidence showing that several Indian civilizations suffered violent ends at the hands of other Indian cultures long before the arrival of the Europeans in America. • In effect, the Spanish employed a colonization strategy of "gold and souls." Converting the native population to Catholicism not only spread the doctrines of the Catholic Church, then under threat in Europe, but could, it was believed, further the control of Indian behavior in the mines and on the plantations. In conclusion there is evidence that The Black Legend was no more atrocious than that of any other European country that settled in the new world.
Therefore, by definition, Columbus is guilty of crimes against humanity. From the first trading post built to the sprawling colonies that would come to the country known as America today, land was stolen from the Native Americans. Who would start this massive misappropriation? Columbus, of course. On his first voyage in 1492 he built a stockade on “Hispaniola” (modern day Haiti).