In 1871, congress passed legislation that forbade any further treaties with the Plains Indians. This effectively ended any hope for peaceful relations with the Indians. Over the next twenty five years the United States would fight the Plains-Indian War. Many generals who had participated in the Civil War used total war tactics against the Indians. They burned entire villages and by 1882 had nearly caused the wild buffalo to go extinct (Doc.
We’ve got to take cotton quick before the land dies. Then we’ll sell the land. Lots of families in the East would like to own a piece of land.” (Steinbeck, 33) This quote proves that the Joads and other families abused the land. They do not care because the said other families from the east will come and buy the land. “Grandpa killed Indians, Pa killed snakes for the land.” (34) Another Quote that proves Americans acquired the land and did not respect it.
The Indians to wanted this, only 20 years earlier. In a speech to representatives of Pennsylvania, Maryland, and Virginia in 1742, Canassatego (Chief of the Onondaga Nation of the Iroquois Confederacy) didn’t want any more white people to hunt or settle on Indian land. The British Empire had expanded greatly (Following the Treaty of Paris, a peace treaty France signed after the British defeated them in 1763, France was required to surrender it’s large western territory in Louisiana and other claims to Spain in compensation for it’s loss of Florida to Great Britain. Along with Florida, Great Britain also gained territory in French Canada. The map of colonial Empires in North America in 1754 and 1763 shows the shift of colonial power before and after the French and Indian War (document A).)
The Indian Removal Act was also very controversial, while Native American removal, in theory, was voluntary. In reality, vast amounts of pressure were put on Native American leaders to sign removal treaties. Most observers’ weather they were in favor of the policy or not, were aware that the passage of the act would mean the inevitable removal of most Indians from the state. From 1820 to 1824, Jackson was instrumental in negotiating 11 treaties; which deprived the eastern tribes of their land in exchange for land in the west. As a result of the treaties, the United States gained control of over three-quarters of Alabama, and Florida, as well as parts of Georgia, Tennessee, Mississippi, Kentucky, and North Carolina.
He rallied tribes to his cause and became very powerful, calling his forces “Pontiac’s Confederacy”. In 1763 they are stronger than ever, and the English fall. After, the English spread the small pox disease, and many Indians died. Soon after the French surrendered all together from the war effort, and left the Indians to fend for their own cause. English continued to trade with the Indians, and Pontiacs cause was lost.
A gun battle broke out when the troops surrounded the castle or building in which Bin Laden was located and finally shot him in the head. However, this crime hit the headlines and brought happiness to Americans including myself. President Obama emphasizes “For over two decades, Bin Laden has been al Qaeda’s leader and symbol. The death of Bin Laden marks the most significant achievement to date in our nation’s effort to defeat Al Qaeda” . (This quote explains how our President personally felt about our country killing Osama Bin
The Alamo which was known as the Battle site is now “the most popular tourist site in Texas.” The Battle of San Jacinto was led by Sam Houston on April 21, 1836. The Texas Army defeated the Mexican Army and many died from the Mexican Army. The general of the Mexican army at that time was General Antonio Lopez de Santa Anna. Antonio Lopez was then captured after the defeat and later signed the peace treaties which forced the Mexican Army to leave Texas. During the Texas revolution, there was a variety of weapons used.
The Chinese immigrants were denied citizenship and no more immigrants from China could come to the United States. Also due to the imperialism, Native Americans were forced to move to settlements. But a lot of these Indians tried to run away and this resulted in a lot of deaths. In1890(Wounded Knee Massacre) the US 7th cavalry opened fire on a group of disarmed Lakota Sioux which killed more than 150 of them. The 20 soldiers involved received Congressional Medals of honors for murdering innocent Indians.
When his family was wiped out by Mexicans and bounties of $25-100 were offered for Apache scouts, he rebelled, stating that, “His heart would ache for revenge.” As a cunning warrior, he led effective guerilla campaigns against the settlers, army and Mexicans for 35 years. This film deftly details the determined efforts of a small Chiricahua Apache band to resist the encroachment into their land of Mexicans, miners, ranchers, farmers, settlers and the U.S. government, as they sought to exploit it for profit and settlement. This is a familiar tragic tale in US history, but, in this case, the harsh treatment and intensity of hatred were exceptional in the wars against the Apaches. As documented with haunting black & white photos, letters, books, journals and newspaper accounts, it is an unpleasant story of cruelty, prejudice and betrayal. The government eventually won the war and moved the Apaches as prisoners to unhealthy reservations far away in Florida and later Oklahoma.
The Spanish forced the Inca rulers to obey the Spanish rulers then stole from them. The only Incas who survived the Spanish's last attack were the ones who jumped off the walls because the Spanish were climbing up the walls on ladders. When the Spanish were done stealing and destroying the Incas, they melted down all the gold which weighed two and a half tons. The silver weighed fifty-one and a half tons. Only one fifth of this went to Spanish royalty.