The different reasons they came are, sources of colonial population, economic, and relations with the Native Americans. The first reason settlers came to America was due to the population. In fact, the Spanish people tried to mix their “blood” with other cultures. Document A states that, “The Spanish had about seventeen different mixed offsprings that was reported within 1521-1800s.” The Spanish did this due to the Caste
The Native Americans had different plants, wildlife, ideas and technology. This was due to large distances between the continents so only the oldest plants and animals species lived on both continents. Different sorts of fruits, and vegetables were growing in the continents. There were also different livestock being domesticated in The Americas. Native American cultivation was mostly dominated by tomatoes, corn and potatoes while Europe mostly had grains and onions.
In the early 1600s, Europeans began their adventures by sailing miles across oceans to different continents. By the middle of the seventeenth century, the Europeans had come to North America, now known as United States of America (Norton et.al., 60). The arrival of the Europeans in North America had an impact both on their lives and the indigenous people 's lives. When they came, they also brought their cultures, diseases, and ideologies. More importantly, they had a "western foreign policy", which already existed in their own countries.
Which European Colonial Country treated the Native Americans with concern and recognition of their humanity? A. Thesis Statement While the Spanish forced the Native Americans to convert to Christianity and kept them as slaves living in horrible conditions in the Missions, in contrast the French treated the Native Americans as equals by encouraging a peaceful coexistence with the tribes and giving natural citizenship to Native Americans who were baptized as Catholics, in addition the French often adopted Native American culture while living among the tribes and by learning the Native American languages. II. Spanish and Native American relationship Establishment of the Missions The changing goal The Spanish need for labor Native Americans and the Missions Taken to the Missions Forced to convert to Christianity the Native Americans kept as slaves living conditions in the Missions Native American Diet Native American health dormitories The French and the Native American relationship The French
People from many nations, religions, and cultural backgrounds settled in the middle colonies. These people came because of what the colonies had to offer. They realized the middle colonies gave generous land grants and supported religious tolerance. They also wanted money, and the middle colonies had fertile soil and a pleasant climate, perfect for farming. People were tired of being poor and persecuted for their beliefs.
The British never reached this point in their relationship with the Natives. After the French and Indian war the British did not approach the Indians correctly, they struggled with Indian relations. The Indians were treated as inferiors, this led to discontent as the Indians had adapted to the French policy, where they were treated as friends and equals. Historian Richard White termed this as a “middle ground” where the two sides had found means to not only coexist but also cooperate. French and Indian War The French and the British both competed with each other for control over land in North America.
The colonists in the New World had an interesting relationship with their neighbors, the Native Americans. When the New World was first discovered, many people from different lands immigrated there to start a new life. Sadly, when they settled there, they were intruding on land that was already populated by the natives. This caused many conflicts between the colonists and their new neighbors, this may be due to the differences in culture and tradition. The most well-known colonist groups in the New World at the time, were the English and Spanish.
The motivations of the European colonization were their greed to find new source of gold and used the new world as a dumping ground for convict and potentially dangerous lower classes. European came and brought diseases, which killed about 80 percent of the Indians. The Spanish arrived in the West Indies in 1492 caused the devastation if the Indians. They killed and enslaved the Indians and exploited the tribute in the form of gold taken from streams. In 1598, Onates created a Spanish foothold in New Mexico.
Settlers were curious about the land to the west, they wanted to spread their religion and express themselves freely. It was all sunshine and rainbows for the settlers, but they were pushing the Natives off their homeland and forcing them to find new land. When the Natives came into contact with the settlers diseases were spread throughout their tribe, killing off many of the Natives. These are sources that I have read telling me how the Native Americans were treated. In my opinion they all show how the settlers had everything good, no worries.
Early colonization of North America can be categorized by three distinct groups: English French and Spanish. Between the years 1598 and 1763, all three of these groups settled into new territory in the hopes of gaining wealth and power. Each group had an approach to the problems faced in the New World. Factors such as native relations or religion played their role in shaping each colony. However, when the French decided to compromise with the Natives over land, their colonies failed; as opposed to the British and Spanish who exploited their Native populations and achieved successful settlements.