Political reasons were so that they could obtain power and economically, they wanted to make money through trade and new businesses. Moreover, Europeans ruled West Africa,
The overall goal of the voyages was to find a sea route in order to make trade and travel to the East safer. Before Da Gama, the only way to access India for trade was through the treacherous silk road. It changed the overall commerce and safety when he did. Also, in India, he discovered the culture and religion of the indigenous people. According to the same source, “The city of Calicut is inhabited by Christians.
This is (important/interesting/relevant) because When the Crusaders returned they Europe they had brought back spices, sugar, and silk; many nobles and merchants enjoyed the new products and wanted more of them Document 2 states that Merchants in Venice and other northern Italian cities built large fleets to carry crusaders to the Holy Land. And later used those fleets to open new markets in the Crusaders’
Had it been religion that shaped the morals of the people during the Gilded Age then the protestant church still would have reflected the same “self giving love seen in Christ” (Latourette 83) that christianity was built on. Instead, as those during the time period became consumed by business and affluence the morals encouraged by the church shifted to fit contemporary views. Thus, exemplifying that during the nineteenth century it was not religion that shaped the public's morals but was
By speaking of the innocent natives first then mentioning the land he sets up an invisible correlation implying that these people can be put to work on this land under The Crown. Columbus’ letter can be interpreted as the Crown’s return on investment. Once Christopher Columbus sways the King and Queen, they will further support his ventures into the Americas. What Columbus does while in this new land was capture as many people that can fit in his ship to sell as slaves. 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.
He also wanted to start a trade between the africans and the british that wasn 't just slaves but goods, that both parties could both benefit from. He wanted to “bring a situation in which Europeans and Africans dealt with each other on equal footing, whether in politics, commerce or religion.”(http://historysheroes.e2bn.org/hero/whowerethey/4259). Which pretty much shows how he wanted to change different rules in different countries and not just his
This influenced them to look more from the New World for individual gain and did not hold as much allegiance to England as the southern colonist did. Southern pilgrims went to the New World regularly by companies promising land. For instance, if Virginia guaranteed fifty acres of land to each individual paying to go to the New World this implied that they still positively liked the English and were not leaving England to escape persecution. While their property and financial frameworks may have been awful in England they saw their voyage as a way the English government was helping them turn out more stable. Another similarity between the English provinces in the Chesapeake region and in New England is the connections they had with Native Americans.
The encomienda system was created during this time by the Spanish to control and regulate Native American labor and behaviors during the colonization of the Americas. Essentially adding to the decrease in population in Africa and America. But a huge profit for the Europeans. Another social change was the diffusion of religion between the Natives, and the Africans. In Haiti, they practiced Voodoo, which is known to be a combination of African, Catholic, and Native American traditions.
It was regarded as the successor to its influence and spearheaded resistance against the Portuguese aggression on the Horn of Africa. Besides, Ajuran became notable and well respected Empire between 1550 until 1650, because using its powerful centralization administration and aggressive army to protect from outsider. The Empire use it military strength to assure security and stability the Empire had remove the infrastructure and had strength declining Indian Ocean Commerce. By this new changes the traders return to the kingdom from Africa, Arabia, India and China. As a result the profits from the Ajuran Empire had made, it was use to commission project such as castle, and fortress.
Christian missionaries have participated in imperialist domination of the Native Americans and Asians, in the past, by imposing cultural changes on native populations in the name of religion. They have succeeded in removing their cultural identities. The technological disparity between the new world and the old world allowed for the west to gain a distinct psychological advantage over the new world. Most of the European missionaries during the colonial era were Catholic. That was partly because two Catholic countries, Spain and Portugal, took the lead in exploration.