But because of the brutality he gave the natives, he was removed from office in 1511 and replace with Columbus’ son. He later went to look for the Fountain of Youth. The natives told Ponce De Leon that the fountain was said to be in the island of Biminis in the Bahamas. He sailed from the port of San Juan in Puerto Rico and ended in the east coast of Florida with three boats and about 200 men. He called the land “Pascua de Florida” (feast of flowers ).
“Enslaved” Enslaved was a narrative article written by Alvar Nunez Cabeza de Vaca. In this article he talked about his absurd quest in Texas when his ship washes ashore Galveston Island in November of 1528. After being washed upon the land Cabeza de Vaca and his crew rested to gain their strength. He sent his strongest man to climb up a tree and exam the land. He discovered they were on an island.
By 1471, they reached what came to be known as the “Gold Coast” or what is how largely modern day Ghana. For the first ten years, they engaged in trade with the people of Endia which they termed “the mine” because there gold. Trade was good, fabrics, metal wares, in particular brass and fabrics, especially cotton. But all of these were gold. So in 1482 the Portuguese built a built a fort at Elmina [the mine] to protect their trade and they then spread across the Gold Coast.
As early as the beginning of the 16th Century, French expeditions to the New World had already begun. They hoped to settle in Brazil and Florida but the Spanish quickly booted them out of those regions. France also hoped to seek territory in the Americas for a place that certain religious groups could settle. In 1562, Jean Ribault and 150 Protestants from Normandy were finally able to establish a settlement on Parris Island in South Carolina. However, when the colony failed, other French expeditions settled further south in Florida and made friendly ties with the local Indians.
Eventually people started moving to America in hopes of catching a glimpse of the Cosa del Pantano, or “Swamp Thing.” Over the 500 years since it was first told, the story of the Swamp Thing has been transformed many times into many different versions. Some people claim that the first Spanish explorer to see the beast was actually Swamp Thing himself, mutated by the stagnant swamp waters. Others believe it was all a hoax, told only to lure people into moving to a desolate waste area. Whatever the case, the urban legend of the
After two years of schooling for Cortes, before he returned to Medellin to the annoyance of his parents who had hoped to see him equipped for a profitable legal career. Plans were made in 150 for Cortes to sail to the Americas with a family acquaintance, Ovando, the newly appointed governor of Hispaniola. In 150, at the age of eighteen Cortes sailed in a convoy of merchant ships bound for Santo Domingo, the Capital of Hispaniola. In 1511, he was sent with Diego Velasquez and 00 men to conquer Cuba. At the age of twenty six he served as a clerk to the treasurer which entailed keeping account of the king’s fifth.
The Tainos were not prepared to fight, therefore they were turned into slaves and used for mining. Later on, the Taino leader, Agueybana, decided to rebel and there was a big war between the Spaniards and the Tainos. During the fight, Agueybana was shot and killed. Many Tainos hid in the forests and the mountains and others left to nearby islands. Agriculture was a big thing in Puerto Rico, and most of the Tainos left the island.
Many Spaniards died of disease and the survivors abandoned the colony. In 1565 Pedro Menendez de Aviles founded a settlement at St Augustine, Florida, the first permanent European settlement in what is now the USA. The first English attempt to colonize North America was made by a man named Sir Humphrey Gilbert. In 1578 Queen Elizabeth granted him permission to establish a
The African American community had to deal with much discrimination throughout history. Beginning the discrimination was when Europeans shipped enslaved African Americans into the Jamestown colony in 1619 to help harvest tobacco (Slavery in America, 2012. Slaves evolved to tend different crops for the slave owners including sugar, rice, and wheat. Enslaved African Americans worked from sun up to sun down in the hot fields to tend crops (Slavery in America, 2012). Once the Civil war was started blacks tried to join the Army but were turned away because of a law that was being upheld to keep African Americans from enlisting.
He had combed through Spanish archives to track the eclipse of the Taíno. “Their culture was interrupted by disease, marriage with Spanish and Africans, and so forth, but the main reason the Indians were exterminated as a group was sickness,” he told me. He ran through the figures from his native island: “By 1519, a third of the aboriginal population had died because of smallpox. You find documents very soon after that, in the 1530s, in which the question came from Spain to the governor. ‘How many Indians are there?