The Negative Impacts Of Europeans To The New World

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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.

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