Columbus’s exploration of the New World ended lives and heritage of many people. The Discovery of the New world was later on followed by series of minor developments in navigation, geography, astronomy and economy through the Atlantic circuit but in contrast it even these minor devalopments were ”Not..worth price of human lives.”(Sale 188). Additionally Europeans imposed and substituted their institutions, ideas,languages, cultures, technologies and economy for the New World’s original heritage and language. Also” it gave birth to the most infamous and the most atrocious of all traffics, that of slave, the most execrable of crimes against nature (Reynal /190)”. Ships of African slaves crossed the Atlantic to the Americas to work on European sugar and tobacco plantations under the harshest conditions, which led to an end of many slaves’ lives.
Western Civilization leads in categories of politics, economics, science and technology and in each category the West gained efficiency and effectiveness. It is seen by many people that Columbus used his power to conquer the people of the new world and commit genocide and slavery but at the same time Columbus brought knowledge to these people and enabled them to become as powerful as Western Civilization. Over time, Western Civilization has faced adversity but like Columbus, they have done whatever was necessary to keep expanding Western influence. The article also clarifies the debate over Columbus because it shows that Columbus cannot be looked at as good or bad; Columbus has to be looked at as an admiral, who took necessary action in the new world to keep Western Civilization on top. If Columbus had not taken the actions that he did, the people of the new world may have overthrown him and the western influence and that could have changed the world as we know it forever.
The United States changed dramatically in a very short time after the Revolution, the transition was not an easy one, militarily, politically, and culturally. Socially, the new emphasis on egalitarianism and individual rights changed the relationship and roles. America’s call for freedom from British oppression while still being a slave society was undeniably ironic, yet, the Revolutionary movement initiated serious consideration of the issue of slavery. Both Americans and the British made various arguments concerning the irony. As slave-owning and slave trading were accepted routines of colonial life, slavery would play a central part in the language of the revolution.
Under that system, captains transported fewer slaves than their ships could carry in the hope of reducing sickness and death among them. Other captains preferred tight packing. They believed that many blacks would die on the voyages anyway and so they carried as many slaves as their ships could hold. As time passed tight packing began to dominate slave trading. As soon as slaves were taken aboard, the men were shackled two by two, the right wrist and ankle of one to left wrist and ankle of another.
After all of the bad things that our country went through, we came out as a stronger nation. A positive effect of westward expansion was the land we gained. One third of the land that is owned by the United States today was gained during Westward Expansion. The US gained at least part of 10 states from Mexico to expand and settle. This had a negative effect also.
The Middle Passage The slave trade was a major business that made many people rich, but made many more people very poor. Starting around the 1500s, what was once a peaceful trade between Africans and Europeans became a corrupt trade of non-equality and unfairness. Many books, laws, and protests were made but nothing could stop the greedy slave masters. One slave named Olaudah Equiano, describes what his life was like as a slave in his book called The Kidnapped Prince The Life of Olaudah Equiano. Equiano depicts horrifying details of his life.
The New World The world in the late 1400’s before 1492 was thought to be, by people at that time, at the zenith of modernization; however, a small underestimation of the distance from Europe to Asia by ocean led to a fascinating discovery of an entirely new continent. What Christopher Columbus achieved in 1942 turned the world a 180 degrees. The discovery of the Americas had many effects on the world including intellectual, economic, nutritional, and demographic effects. America and everything in it was unexplained and this created a gap in people’s mind which they thought needed to be filled immediately. Its discovery led to many leading scientists at that time to ponder about things that they have never witnessed before.
The slaves would be knee deep in swampy soil in the blistering sun harvesting all the rice. At this time slave trade became the basis of the trading company and it was essential to the growth of capitalism. During the sea voyage to the settlement, about one fourth to one third of the slaves did not make it alive. The slaves that died at sea would be thrown overboard by the trading company. The white settlers were bothered by this, not because it was inhumane or somehow inherently wrong, but simply because the slaves would wash up on shore and the smell was unfavorable to them.
The trips from these different countries to America were tremendously awful. Many people died of diseases and were thrown overboard. The people on the ships were packed like animals and had to watch each other suffer and die. They decided to either kill themselves or fight because they didn’t know where they were headed or going. Little food was given to them during the trip but before they reached the U.S., they were given extra food so that they would look better and healthier so the owners earn more money at the slave
These unfortunate victims have their passports and other documents that would otherwise allow them to travel are taken once they arrive in their destination area so they have no chance of getting on the next plane, boat, or car to get back home. Often times if they are caught trying to escape they will be beaten or endure serious bodily harm. In Africa, where human trafficking is at an all time high some areas like Ghana, Togo, and Mali about one-third of the population were “enslaved” or held captive from the mid 1800s to the mid 1900s. While those numbers have greatly depreciated there are still “slaves” in