When the Spanish came to the Americas and met the Indios they didn’t know who or what they were. Many of the Spanish initially believed the Indios were barbaric savages. This was due to the fact that many of them were nudists, cannibals, they practiced human sacrifice, they had primitive weaponry compared to the Europeans, and they worshipped gods that Europeans believed to be anti-human. The Spanish weren’t even sure if the Indios were human. Because many Spanish people saw the natives as less than human, they started to take advantage of them and even waged battles with them.
He travelled a lot. To the Mediterranean, the Atlantic and the Arctic as he attempted to reach the North Pole. When returning to London, he came into contact with an anti-slavery campaigner, Granville Sharp when Equiano had heard his friend, John Annis, a former African American cook and a freed slave, was kidnapped by John’s former owner. Equiano and Sharp tried to save Annis but didn’t make it.
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.
Since the Incas broke ranks it made it easy for the Spanish to kill Incas on their horses. The invention of using gun powder has a weapon had come from the Chinese and this knowledge had then been passed on to the Spanish. However the Incas were very isolated and as a result they did not gain knowledge from neighbouring civilizations like the Aztecs. This shows that due to their lack of specialization they did not explore and gain
Netherlander nobility had grown accustomed to the relative freedom afforded to them by Charles V, and chafed under the control imposed by Phillip II . This control became stifling when decisions were paralyzed by the wait for correspondence, leaving Habsburg officials unable to respond to a local uprising led by native elites . Ultimately the revolt is the result of multiple factors, which centred on the shifting view of responsibilities of the sovereign. The nobility of the provinces were determined to retain some independence from the Habsburg empire, when threatened by the actions of Phillip II, they rebelled, establishing independence for the Low Countries and the start of the Netherlands as a world
The gold coins symbolized greed and acted as their desire for wealth. When the youngest of them went back to town, the other two plotted to kill him to divide the coins equally: “Then all this money will be ours to spend,/ Divided equally of course, dear friend./
Columbian exchange, triangular trade, and the French & Indian War are just a few terrible aspects of European explorations. Many of us know that without European exploration, we would not be living here today. However, we forget the other side of the picture. Yes, he discovered new trade-worthy items such as gold, silver, and spices. Along with those discoveries, he found the Bahamas (not the Americas), in 1492.
Sydney Cooper Professor Seekatz History 017A 21 February 2018 FEEDBACK REQUESTED: Spanish Colonization and Its Lack of Progress Father Luis Jayme’s critique of the Spanish Soldiers Behavior, written in 1772, accentuates the little success Spanish colonization had made due to the maltreatment and lack of trust between the Spanish soldiers and the Natives, along with faultiness in religious customs. The relationship between the Spanish settlers and the Native Indians was brutal and unstable. The Spanish desired the California land and saw it to be ideal to try and colonize, but in order to do so, they had to overcome and intervene with the daily life of the Native Indians whom already called this territory home. Instead of trying to create a positive relationship with the Natives, the Spanish went in and demanded for what they wanted. The soldiers were cruel to the Natives, and used rape and obstruction of their land in doing so.
Because Columbus had limited amounts of ships he could not take as many natives as he would have preferred and this could be an indication to why he wrote his letter the way he wrote it. Ultimately having the support of the crown worked in his favor to exploit the land and its people. Columbus’ discovery of this new land led to the Columbian Exchange where animals, plants, and humans were “products” of the New World and transported to the Old World. Another product he came across was gold something he seems to leave out of this document. The way Columbus took advantage of the native people was brutal not only by enslaving them but by colonialism which essentially is a takeover.
Many people say this book isn’t greedy but it’s revengeful. Yes it is; who wouldn’t want to get revenge on someone who murdered your father. Or revenge on someone who tried to kill you multiple times. There is many parts in the book that is just plain revengeful thinking but if you look in the rest of the book you can see that each character in the book wants what others have.
The British gave colonists many reasons to leave during the 1700’s. While there are many reasons the colonists were justified in leaving Britain, one of the main reasons was unfair taxation on colonials to make Britain money. Another reason was Britain creating their own propaganda to demean the colonists’ idea to create a new government. Furthermore, the British would strip the colonists of many of their rights. Finally, Britain would constantly deny any attempt to find peace between the two countries.
For example, in 1804 there was a royal decree to limit the church’s power and give more power to the Spanish Crown. Our mother country passed this legislation because of all debt it had accumulated in the wars that it was involved; however, why should we pay for our mother countries mistakes? In the process, the Gachupines who hold all the elite positions take advantage of this and overexploit the lower classes. Bear in mind that the Church was the only one that was helping out the lower classes with small investments in order to help the commoners prosper, now there is no one to provide that aid.
These conflicts made it easy for such European foreigners as the Spanish to conquer the local communities. The second vulnerability that Native Americans suffer is that they lacked sophisticated weapons and tools (Cleary, n.d). They were unable to wage war against the European adventurers who possessed better equipment. For instance, the Spaniards were able to conquer American lands because they had access to complex equipment that allowed them to travel by sea and wage war (Cleary, n.d).
France, knowing that its current system could not work due to the year delay for instructions to reach New France implemented a different administration and eased the burden of the seigniorial system to maintain control . All the while the churches transformation of native and European teaching allowed for so many new diplomatic opportunities. Freedom, a new land, distant rulers, a domineering yet failing church, corrupt officials, new education, freedom to trade, and native society transformed into what we now
Guns, Germs, and Steel were the main cause of the fall of the Inca Empire. The fall was caused because of Francisco Pizarro whose army was small but way more high tech then the Incas. The Incas thought they could never be defeated but Pizarro lead to their defeat because of guns, germs, and steel. The Inca empire was defeated because of guns. Pizarro had guns that weren’t very accurate but scared the Incas away because of their loud booms, This made the Incas run and try to escape but they couldn’t and lots of Incas died.