Christopher Columbus Hero or Villain? Was Christopher Columbus a Old World hero or a New World Villain? I feel that Christopher Columbus is a Villain because of how he mistreated the Native Peoples of the New World. Even though Columbus brought great wealth to Europe, there were millions of deaths caused by diseases Columbus brought with him to the New World, and he also brought back diseases to the Old World along with treasures exclusively from New World. I feel that Columbus helped begin the Americas, but he did not need to take as many lives to do so, making him a Villain.
In the 1800s, the American government was struggling to rise in the world as a new nation. The leaders were eventually very successful, but along the way they were ruthless to all whom stood in their path. One obstacle that the Americans handed particularly poorly was their treatment of the Native Americans who owned the land prior to the European colonization of the new world. By learning about the atrocities done to the tribes such as the Cherokee, Lakota, and Nez Perce, the human race may refrain from such cruelty in the future. The Cherokee are one of the best known tribes of Native Americans due to the horrendous acts done against them.
Around that time that marked the first encounter between Spaniards and the Native Americans. The year 1492, however, marked the beginning of the age of exploration in the "new world," the lands unknown to Europeans before Columbus 's voyages. Why do you think this did not happen earlier or what caused it to happen earlier than it actually did? Among the many roles of technology in European Explorations without all of their technology they wouldn 't have made it that far because they exchanged food/crops, spread their religion, but also in the other hand they were better negative effects that technology played in European explorations for example the exchange of diseases.
What people always thought is that the European exploration was a negative impact .But the truth was never told. I think that if the European exploration never happened the world would have gotten out of hands. Implus if the Europeans never did the exploration religion wouldn’t pass on. Stay tuned so you can hear some real history.
Many slaves being shipped to America had been betrayed by their own race, kidnapped and sold into slavery. The conditions on the ship were horrendous and each man was chained to an area and given about six feet long by fifteen inches wide. The boats were extremely packed with close corners and no bathroom, and women or children got even less space than the men. Many a times, the crew tried to justify the chaining by stating the it was a form of protection to avoid an uprising. In one of the examples Rediker gave, the slave ship, with Captain Tomba, who was known for brutal beatings including whipping, handing out cruel punishments to scare the other slaves into not acting out.
Triangular Trade was a route between America to European Countries. America sent sugar, tobacco, and cotton to Europe. Europe sent clothes and manufactured goods between west africa, as it goes America takes The Africans and make them slaves in their country. Slavery made a huge thing back then it was humiliated and scary. For Africans who were forced to leave their countries and be used in all different ways it was horrifying for them.
In the Atlantic World, African slave trade was introduced by the demand for cheap labor and provoked the horrible cruelties of slave trade. Around 1500, European colonists began to use enslaved Africans for the sugar plantations and tobacco farms because they needed a large number of workers to make them beneficial. The European workers planned on using Native Americans to complete the labor but millions died from disease, warfare, and merciless treatments, therefore, forcing the plantation owners to use enslaved Africans. Although slavery had existed in Africa for centuries, there were a few compelling occurrences that allowed slavery and slave trade to grow rapidly in it’s popularity. ADD THESIS.
Native Americans lost most of their land to the Europeans, causing them to be left in distress from the violence and environmental damage. However, before there were black slaves, Europeans would have white indentured servants do their labor. When the indentured servant's inaugurated a rebellion (Bacon's Rebellion), Europeans turned to the black. Slaves became apart of the trade, coming from Africa to America by the Europeans. " Black slaves were the answer.
The historical story of the Underground Railroad began with the slave trade. Between 1441 and 1888 Europeans and the African nations engaged in slave practice that caused terrible pain to millions of Africans. European traders sailed to Africa where they exchanged humans for goods. More countries got involved with the slave trade when the rising demand for products such as tobacco, cotton and sugar grew.
Chapters 20/21 Even though Christopher Columbus held onto his belief that he had reached the Indies until the day he died, the new continent he had actually reached had been the result of much geographical speculation and exploration by many curious men. “In some ways, these journeys of discovery collectively represent man’s most astounding characteristic: intellectual curiosity (Watson 424).” As Watson points out, we who live in the twenty-first century have nothing to compare to the feats accomplished by those early map makers and courageous adventurers. “The discovery of America was important intellectually for Europeans” yet many drawbacks soon followed as the New World was not as developed as the Old World (Watson 442).The lack of technology,
Columbus Day is right around the corner, and the age old question, whether or not we should we be celebrating Christopher Columbus remains unanswered. The average American believes that Christopher Columbus was a brave explorer, who, despite horrible odds, sailed across the Atlantic in 1492 to discover the New World and proved that the earth was round. Both of these preconceived ideas are wrong. In 1491, no one actually thought that the world was flat.
Spain arrived in the Americas unexpectedly and Portugal wanted to go through Africa to shorten the route to India’s spices but in each case they caused damage to the culture and the people living in the discovered regions. That being said, the Europeans, in both cases, damaged the previously unexplored land, in different ways and levels of extremity. When Portugal went into Africa they enslaved a total of 12 million people (Stearns). and brought in foreign goods that made an impact on their culture. In the Americas, Spain brought disease and advanced warfare that the Native Americans could not compete with.
During the thousands of years before the arrival of European contact, the Native American people developed an inventive and creative culture. They had created a very well round colonization among the extensive land. The year 1492 the Spaniards allowed for Christopher Columbus's voyage of discovery began a series of developments. Columbus traveling in hopes of finding faster route to Asia for trade and riches. While he never truly ended up there, the new found land was viewed as an opportunity for new riches.
n Lies My Teacher Told, James W. Loewen discusses how American students who enter college are less knowledgeable about their own history than any other subject. He claims that American history is the least liked and worst remembered subject in the American curriculum. High school students hate history and see it as “boring and irrelevant” (Loewen 2). Loewen argues that the uninteresting, Eurocentric treatment of history bores most elementary and high school students, who also find it irrelevant to their lives. To make learning more compelling, Loewen suggests that authors, publishers, and teachers should make history appealing and be engaging to the students.