Overall when you read history books, Europeans are some of the main causes of bad events that had major impacts on other countries and cultures. Mostly everything Europeans did was so they could be superior over other countries, cultures and so that things could be easier for them, no matter how much it may affect others. Europeans have a history of being selfish and carless such as being the cause of epidemics, generations of slavery, and being the reason behind lost cultures. Europeans have caused so much negative impacts on people you can’t choose which one is worse than the other. For example, Europeans needed manual labor so they decided to go to Africa and take Africans to be their slaves. Another example is when they came to the New …show more content…
In the New World was Native Americans, they had established their own civilization. Along with the Europeans they brought crops and animals that were considered foreign to the New World. Not only did they bring animals and crops but they soon realized they brought along a disease, Smallpox. Which they used to their advantage to kill 90% of the Native Americans. Some may believe that Christopher Columbus, the explorer that led the Europeans to the New World was the discoverer of the New World. As stated in the Merriam-Webster dictionary, to discover is to find information, a place, or an object, especially for the first time. Thus making Christopher Columbus not the first discoverer but he did discover after the Natives, the New World. Europeans to this day, still considers Columbus to be the official discoverer. This shows how careless Europeans were and still are to this day, they do what they want regardless of how it affects others. This carelessness leads onto how they continued to treat Natives after killing majority of their …show more content…
As previously talked about, Europeans brought foreign animals and crops to the New World, this being a part of what is called the Colombian Exchange. As little time went on from then, the Europeans needed workers to work in their fields to take care of the crops so they could continue in Manufacture. So they went to Africa and took Africans. On their way back from Africa to the New World, the Europeans and Spanish did the most brutal, cruel and unnecessary things to them. On this boat named the Amistad, the Europeans whipped the African men and watched it as if it here a Comedic Movie, as seen on the movie based on the actual events taken on the Amistad, called the Amistad, you see that the African men weren’t doing anything to deserve such severe brutality. Along with beating the African men, they would rape the African women. It was already bad enough that they made them live in such horrific conditions in the bottom of boat, laying on each other, all while being completely naked and chained to each other but they would also be thrown into the ocean, still chained up will a heavy anchor at the end of the chains to make them not able to get loose. No one will really know how bad it was for the Africans on that boat, this is only what people were able to gather over time.
When they arrived to the Americas, they indeed found themselves in a New World. The colonizers would need to adapt to their new surroundings. When the colonists arrived in the New World May 1607, they founded Jamestown, the first English Colony established in the Americas. What they had uncovered in that land were many strange plants and other organisms living there. The settlers had failed to provide crops, due to the fact that it was too late in the year.
As we all know Christopher Columbus was the explorer and the first European who set foot on the on the new world where the Natives were living. Columbus was the beginning that changed what we know now as new world/Americas. When the Europeans came to the Americas they brought their resources. Animals and plants were brought along with the settlers and vice versa. Europeans found new resources that they haven’t seen before and took them to Europe.
The blacks brought him onboard, then left him abandoned. He became sick and lost his appetite in food and taste. He became suicidal waiting for death. He refused to eat and two white men tied him up and beat him. If you did not eat Africans were cut and hourly whipped, including himself.
Olaudah’s Autobiography states. ”;on my refusing to eat, one of them held me fast by the hands, and laid me across I think the windlass, and tied my feet, while the other flogged me severely. I had never experienced anything of this kind before. . . . The crew used to watch us very closely chained down to the decks, in case we would ever leap into the water: and I have seen some of these poor African prisoners, most severely cut for attempting to do so.” This is evident that slaves were treated tempestuously because if he is a slave and sees other slaves being cut for trying to escape and knowing what happens to slaves when they refuse to eat and going through all the punishment.
In conclusion, the treatment of the natives ultimately lead to a negative relationship between Britain and Native
The old world gave the new world much more diseases than the new world gave the old world. The old world gave them diseases such as the bubonic plague, small pox, influenza, measles, typhus, and scarlet fever. These diseases killed many Native Americans because they did not build up the immunity
There were many typical, and horrifying, circumstances one might see on a slave ship. The men and boys were stripped and shackled together two-by-two. They were put in the hold of the ship which was dark and unsanitary(The Slave Trade). The quarters of the slaves which they were at on the ship's crammed so they could carry more African Americans. Women and children weren’t chained up and they quarters were different then the mens.
The new crops also provided a new trade. Europeans were able to spread the new crops and in return earn profit and form a new trading and economic system. The natives seemed to have much more positive impact on the Europeans than they had on the
Outside of disease, there are a few more ways the Europeans impacted the peoples in the Americas. One way the Europeans impacted the native peoples was by killing them and pillaging their villages. Examples of this are referenced in the article when Charles Mann writes about how the settlers near Plymouth killed villagers and ransacked their homes shortly after they arrived in America. Hernando de Soto’s stealing and pillaging of villages represents another example. A third example referenced in the article includes the conquistador's conquest of Mesoamerican civilizations, in which whole cities were ransacked and armies of warriors were killed.
The Old world received new crops as well, such as sweet potatoes which will later be considered quite the delicacy for Asia in particular. This exchange was beneficiary to both Worlds. However there were even negative crop interactions. The European settlers were giving the Americas weeds, and then burning down forests and ruining native flora, as cited by The Columbian Exchange article written by The Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History. Even in the case of crops, the New World is giving and then receiving negative consequences for interacting with the Old
The ship went across the Atlantic to the West Indies and it lasted about three to four months to get there. The Africans were basically being sold to white people for slaves. They didn’t get to take showers or get up to move their muscles or they didn’t
Throughout the late 1400’s and the 1500’s, the world experienced many changes due to the discoveries of new lands and peoples that had been never been visited before. The new-found lands of the Americas and exploration of Africa by the Europeans led to new colonies and discoveries in both areas. It also brought different societies and cultures together that had never before communicated, causing conflict in many of these places. While the Europeans treated both the Native Americans and West Africans as inferior people, the early effects they had on the Native Americans were much worse. Beginning in the late 1400’s, many different European explorers started to look for new trade routes in the Eastern Hemisphere in order to gain economic and religious power.
While the colonization of the America’s was negative for many reasons such as the spread of illnesses, and the forcing of religion upon natives, it was also beneficial to the Native’s because it allowed them to have better weapons and to have different foods and goods in their lives. The Europeans exposed the Natives to many new diseases once they colonized the new areas they discovered. The Europeans greatly impacted the family life and religion of the inhabitants of the areas they found. There was also a lot of exchange going on during the conquest of the Americas because the Natives were excited by the new gadgets they had never seen before that the Europeans brought over.