Seeing the impending doom, the suicide rate of the Arawaks skyrocketed just so they could avoid the fate of those around them. The freedom of the Arawaks was completely removed just a short time after the arrival of Columbus. As a result, the original 250,000 Arawaks living on Hispaniola in 1492 disappeared until none remained in 1555. The Arawaks were once a thriving tribe, but the Spaniards changed this forever. They took them as slaves and dehumanized them for years until there were none left to torture
In fact, he is much worse. Christopher Columbus is not the man historians thought he was because he would capture people and keep them as slaves. Or worse. For example, from the article “Examining the Reputation of Christopher Columbus” by Jack Weatherford is explained on the second page that Columbus did imprison people and keep them as slaves. “Columbus tore children from their parents, husbands from wives.
Chaerea 's death was arranged to look like a suicide, the portray how much he regretted in participating in the Caligula 's murder (¨The Life of Caligula¨). History remembers Caligula for his madness, cruelty, and ruthlessness. Rome remembers Caligula 's rule as a disaster that drove the country in a hole it took years to recover (Cavendish). Caligula is remembered as little more than a madman, driven crazy by an illness, or poison as some sources say, who spiraled off into his own world of madness and bloodlust. We might not ever know just why Caligula turned as mad as he did, but we will always remember him as one of the most insane of the
In March 1617, Pocahontas got sick (possibly tuberculosis or pneumonia) and died. The mission of the New World was to convert Indians to Christianity, but the plan failed. Opechancanough soon launched an attack on the colony killing men, women, children, etc. ; they were killed in their houses, yards, gardens, and around the plantation (Horn 2005, 255). Because of Opechancanough’s attack, the colony faced another starvation period.
Columbus had never seen people like those of the natives and the natives likewise so for both groups it was a new experience. Columbus took advantage of this and showed social oppression over the natives. He and his men murdered many natives and enslaved even more and forced them to adopt their culture. The natives were tortured, their resources were taken, they were raped and slaughtered all for Columbus’s gain. He made the natives think that he was a friendly face from a foreign land but in reality he only wished to use the intermingling of the two cultures to obtain personal goals.
In the 14th century, a contagious plague called the Black Death damaged society physically and mentally. After the Genoese were defeated by the Mongol armies, they accidently took germs of the “disease” and aboard the ship to leave. As a result, more than half of the passengers were dying slowly. This sight scared away those people waiting on shore to collect the goods because they fear death. Even though captains on the ships realized the mess they got themselves into, it was too late because the disease was spreading very quickly from one port to another.
The tobacco plantations kept demanding more and more land. The Powhatans responded by killing hundreds of Jamestown’s residents. This relates to my Chinese finger trap because their are two different colored strands that work together to keep your fingers in. Without the other strand, it cannot hold your fingers in. This relates to this section because the Colonists did
Impoverished and uneducated he would rise from orphan to war hero leaving thousands of Native Americans dead in the wake of his political ambitions. They called him Old Hickory and he would wield his stick without regard, overpowering his adversaries with great might. Before he was president, he served in the American military and drove the Spanish out of Florida without specific orders from his commanding officer. The Spanish were infuriated
His expansion of the Roman Empire resulted in the deaths of thousands of indigenous tribesman. and furthermore trampled on their rights turning them into puppets of his empire (“Julius Caesar Biography” Paragraph 15). As well as crushing the liberties of innumerable small nations his own citizens were not spared. Caesar's so called improvements to the Roman Empire were only completed because he removed the previously established democracy in favor of his own authoritarian dictatorship which sacrificed rights for pseudo efficiency (“Julius Caesar Biography” Paragraph 21). Because of his violently unethical battle tactics, blatant disregard for the rights of citizen, and swift merciless subjugation of European nations, his execution was fully warranted.
Cuitlahuac Soon died from Chickenpox. Then Cuauhtémoc took throne, how is Cuitlahuac’s nephew. The Spaniards brought Chickenpox, Measles, Mumps, and a few other dieses from Europe. It is estimated that almost 80 percent of the Aztec population was killed by dieses, this is because the Aztecs having no immunity to these dieses what so ever. The Spanish retreated from Tenochtitlan, by fighting their way out, away from the angry mobs.