There were others who wished to flee religious persecution. Many of the original colonies failed as a result of death from disease, starvation or conflicts with the Native American Indians. For the Native Americans this influx of strangers proved to be a turning point. With the arrival of the colonists came new diseases which, in time, decimated large numbers of many tribes. The French colonies in the East brought a peaceful cooperation with the Indians.
Chapter 1 Chapter 1, entitled Columbus, the Indians, and Human Progress depicts the Europeans’ initial encounter with the Arawak Indians of the West Indies . The Arawaks greeted Columbus and his crew with hospitality, but little did they know they would soon be taken advantage of and have their culture virtually destroyed. Columbus’s journal entries about this first meeting indicate his feelings of superiority to the Arawaks, which led to enslavement, murder, and rape. The Arawaks were forced to work in gold mines and were killed at the will of the Europeans. Millions of natives were killed in slavery, war, and, mining.
From the very beginning when Christopher Columbus arrived at the “Indies” he assumed that he can take it to his advantage in using the natives as his personal slaves. He demanded to know where the gold was since this was what he was out to do from the highest authority of Spain. On October 1492 he had arrived to distant islands and was greeted by local Indians. They where wearing what he came to look for and managed to convince them to show him the way in which they had collected this precious metal. Gold was very important to him and specially the Anarchy.
Christopher Columbus story educates us to tell us how our land today was found. We think Christopher Columbus is a hero, but is he really? Due to the difficulty of persuading men to go on what seemed to them to be a dangerous and a likely useless journey, Christopher Columbus had a difficult time persuading people to join his voyage. Thus the men that would volunteer to go were men that had a reason to leave, mainly criminals. So when he landed his men, who were on the verge of revolt, proceeded to rape pillage and destroy the Natives, quite literally killing and torturing thousands.
1821- Every single day of this dreadful journey, I still contemplate what could’ve happened if I was not intrigued by the colossal ship and the beautiful merchandises. I still recall the events that led to my capture, countless European traders rushed down from the boat, enticing us to buy red handkerchiefs, dress goods, beads, bells, and trinkets in bright colours. Numerous black men and women rushed into the boats to receive some accessories. However, it was a massive hoax… they began forcing us below the deck and locked us up before the transportation to America. European men dragged me below the deck and began separating us into numerous groups.
Caroline Sullivan English, History 10 4/29/11 The Black Plague and Social Mobility The Black Plague caused cataclysmic change to European history. Wiping out more than half of Europe, it devastated all levels of society. The early 14th century in Europe was a new age of rebirth and discovery; and disaster. The increase in exchange of people and ideas throughout the world caused more and more people to come in contact with each other, and so did their diseases. All it took was a few plague-infected fleas from Central Asia to start the chain reaction of death and terror.
When Columbus stumbled upon the “New World” in 1492, he unwittingly initiated one of the most profound transformations in world history; a transformation that continues to shape the world in which we live today. The conquest of the Americas is known to being a brutal and vicious tragedy. While the newcomers cherished their new findings of spices, sugar, tobacco, coffee, gold, forest and fertile lands, the indigenous people were attacked with diseases, humiliation, destruction of culture and living conditions, and mass death. Since the conquest, historians have puzzled over one question in particular. How did so few Spanish manage to conquer such huge territories and the population taking up those lands?
Cyril Enagbare Dr. Grubbs History 2110 15 November 2013 The Narrative of Fredrick Douglass The “Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass: An American Slave" strived to education concerning the slave's troubles. This powerful account contains Douglass' desire to escape from damaging restrictions, which lead to the writing of his story. In the Narrative, Douglass uses many themes, and representations to teach people on the reality of slavery. The Narrative’s main purpose was to teach humanity of the unnaturalness of slavery and the significances it had on the enslaved and the masters. Douglass’s Narrative really displayed how white slaveholders kept slavery by keeping their slaves ignorant.
The Black Death was on of the most severe epidemics in history. In 1347 A.D., this great plague swept over Europe, ravaging cities and causing widespread hysteria and death. The Black Death is estimated to have killed 30% – 60% of Europe's population, reducing the world's population from an estimated 450 million to between 350 and 375 million in 1400. This has been seen as having created a series of religious, social and economic upheavals, which had profound effects on the course of European history. It took 150 years for Europe's population to recover.
The impact of this mass killer caused disorder to the medieval society because of its unknown origin, the unknown causes and preventions, its deathly symptoms and its breakdown of life. Religion was greatly affected and changed. In 1347, a Tartar army under Kipchak khan Janibeg had been trying to take the Genoese cathedral city and trading ports of Caffa on