Napoleon came in and made things basically they were previously with the power back into the hands of a singular leader rather than a republic of people. People didn’t want Napoleon and got rid of him and The Declaration of Rights of Man and Citizen was written to put the power back into the people. An example of a political lense,“Men are born and remain free and equal in rights” (Article 1, Declaration of Rights of Man and Citizen) This put power into the people. Monarchs don’t deserve their position because they are the same and equal. However this is hypocritical because certain exceptions were made for slavery to persist in its existence.
Although the natives lead different lives than the stereotypical Christian American citizen, it does not give the United States government the right to strip them of their homeland and resources. The aborigines have a vast set of lore that many of are unaware of. It is wrong of Jackson to assume that one must be Christian in order to be civilized. Jackson claims that the natives, upon settling westward, will have access to countless benefits provided by the government. However, disregarding the natives’ religion, culture, and way of life does exactly the opposite.
Despite the fact that the belief that one country was superior in comparison to another was present in both situations of European Imperialism, in Africa, the European countries were the ones that believed they were superior and as a result of their belief, they justified their other reasonings for imperialism. These European countries believed that because they were superior, they needed to maintain and increase their power by colonizing other countries. In contrast to European Imperialism in Africa, in China, the Chinese were the ones that believed that they were superior. As a result, when Britain proposed the idea of trade to China, the Chinese refused. The Qianlong Emperor sent a letter to King George III stating, “I set no value on objects strange or ingenious, and have no use for your country’s manufactures” (The Qianlong Emperor 1793).
They might have been kept from crossing the border because if they remained coastal then they would be much easier to manage than if they were inland. This of course made the colonists not like the British governors even more, they didn’t like being contained to such a small area while the colonist population was growing
They are powerless besides Europeans and their existence are not acknowledged by Europeans. They struggle to get equality in any aspects of life to change their life into a better life and equal with the Europeans as a human being. Based on equality analysis, the author shows that although Natives are powerless toward Europeans, but they are also achieved equality by Europeans, such as civil equality, political equality and social equality. Civil equality is depicted by Minke and NyaiOntosoroh. They are treated equal by Europeans and get their right such as right for getting education, controlling and owning the company and also right for declaring their opinion freely.
The Revolution came from them- the middle class. The working classes were incapable of starting or controlling the Revolution. They were just beginning to learn to read.” Although the idea is true considering the low literacy among people in the 18th century, without the support of the working classes, the overthrow of the monarchy cannot be done. Lord Acton suggests that “…the suffering of the people was not greater than they had been before. The ideas of the philosophes were not directly responsible for the outbreak…[but] the spark that changed thought into action was supplied by the Declaration of American Independence.” As supporters of American Independence, Frenchmen are familiar with that “news”.
America was founded to be a safe haven, and a home where people would not face injustice. “Many of the British North American colonies that eventually formed the United States of America were settled in the seventeenth century by men and women, who, in the face of European persecution, refused to compromise passionately held religious convictions and fled Europe” (Library of Congress). In the quote, it states that the people who left their countries, left due to not receiving religious freedom, and left to make a place where they will have freedom and much more. America was made to be a place of freedom, but there is no freedom if a person cannot go into a bathroom, because of the color of his skin. Segregation abolishes freedom, because it builds an unfair and pointless barrier that African Americans are prohibited to cross.
If they did not adapt to the lifestyle of the newly constructed America and abide by what was considered to be the cultural norms for Americans, they needed to be removed. Cultural conflict deems to be the source of pleasing variety, tension and even violence. The Plain Indians, Cheyenne, Kiowa, and Comanche all lost control over their territories because they did not abide to the idealistic “melting pot.” The melting pot is the blend of various nationalities into one American culture, however the Native Americans simply could not change their value and beliefs to confine to Americas perfect “melting pot”
Mill basically inherited the anti-imperialist views from his predecessor liberal thinkers like Bentham, James Mill and Adam Smith (Sullivan, 1983). Bentham, James Mill and Smith have argued against imperialism and have negated the idea that it serves any economic profit to England. Instead they believed that colonisation led to disproportionate capital flow to colonies. They also negated the argument of colonies being an outlet for capital surplus. They maintained that colonisation can only be a remedy for capital surplus if greater amount of England’s capital is not invested in governance of colonies which they regarded is the case with most of the England’s colonies.
History tells us that the Puritans were different than the Pilgrims because they wanted to continue to exist with the Church of England but make it better in the New World. (Settling 2014) The Puritans must have felt some type of loyalty to their native religion because they didn’t put their religion totally aside. It is noted that the Puritans did not want the rituals and other beliefs that involved being a member of their native Church of England. (Settling 2014) The Puritans must have favored some aspects of their native religion. Entering into a new world would not give them any interferences to reform their religion as they saw fit.