Colonialism In American History

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‘America A Narrative History’ The theme of civilization and Colonialism " the first part of the American history is characterized by great cruelty suffered by racial and ethnic others at the expense of Americans and white Europeans and as it was shown through the experiences by Indigenous Peoples, ethnic immigrants and African Americans. At the same time the theme of civilization and colonialism fits in very well throughout the narrative of American history. (Tindall p.34) During the early times, the Americans depended on the creation myths which were told by various tribes. People were very primitive and some of them believed that they came from the skies together with their animals while others believed of miraculous happenings such…show more content…
The three countries that managed to conquer and colonize North America were; Spain, England and France. The three nations from Europe used very different approaches to their colonies. North America was colonized by France later, but French focused its colonization on expanding trade networks between them and the Indian people. French decided to not use coercion and force in opposition to Indians, but they decided that they would make Indians to be their trading associates. France approaches on colonizing North America differed from that of Spanish in that France sent traders to North America where they carried out negotiations between them and the Indian people. (Tindall…show more content…
Many Americans were identified with their states instead of being identified with the nations they belonged to. The president of America George Washington with his colleagues were able to bring about sense of belonging, national unity, commitment and purpose to be able to achieve victory against the great Britain. This was a remarkable effort by the American people led by George Washington of which took a series of years to achieve the victory. In 1783, the American people after they achieved their formal independence did not immediately and automatically pronounced as American citizen but it took them many years for them to come up with their loyalty to the American nation rather than deciding loyalty to their state. The first American republic encountered overarching challenges due to the tension of forging the American identity. This tension continues to resonate until the present day. Despite the fact of George Washington being one of the greatest remarkable leader, he experienced many defeats progressively during the revolutionary wars in early years. It was not until 1778 when the American Revolution was boosted with the incorporation of French which made the war to start turning (Tindall
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