Custer’s Last Stand at Little Bighorn resulted in Custer and his men being ambushed by Indians (Doc. 10). This was one of the few instances where the Americans suffered a considerable amount of casualties. The U.S. Government was able to carry out their atrocities by dehumanizing the Plains Indians. Many whites thought of them as beasts and romanticized their slaughter (Doc.
It was the area that was closest to the earthquakes epicentre (around 60 miles northwest of Chengdu) and is the capital of the Sichuan province. Thousands of people were killed because eighty percent of the buildings there collapsed. The time the earthquake struck, in the middle of the afternoon, contributed to the high death toll. The collapse of a three-story building that was a high school in the Juyuan Township of Dujiangyan City, in Wenchuan County killed or trapped as many as 900 students. Also, there were five other schools that collapsed in Deyang city which left students buried under the rubble.
The proslavery forces were burning towns and murdered a free-state settler named Thomas Barber.1 This led to a disagreement over the land, until James Henry Lane and Charles Robinson drew up a peace treaty and had the free-state men in full possession of the Territory. Brown was proud and excited to know that the abolitionists won and the Missourians backed off. Later Brown receives news that Missouri was not going to give up Kansas and this led to the all-out declaration of war from proslavery forces. The later actions led up to the Pottawatomie Massacre and the actual battle because of the refusal to accept free-states decisions. Harper’s Ferry, was the first target in Brown’s war for slave liberation.
As a result of European settlement, many populations of Native Americans were brought to near extinction. The hunger for a new and free word had blinded Europeans’ humanity towards the Native Americans that had lived in these lands for hundreds of years from the Atlantic to the Pacific in harmony and respect of their lands. The discovery of gold was of the most important factors that promoted violence against the Native Americans. When gold was discovered in California in 1848 it initiated a large amount of migrant traffic across the North American continent. This large influx of Americans brought more diseases to the Native Americans that devastated their tribes with great number of deaths.
The puritans The Pequot War The Mystic massacre In chapter two of our book, I was shocked that there was only a brief paragraph on the Pequot War (1634-1638). Many history buffs consider the Mystic massacre genocide as others do not. I believe it was genocide and there should have been more explanation about the escalating tensions between the Pequot and Puritans in the book. This was a giant event in American History as “The destruction of one of the region’s most powerful Indian groups not only opened the Connecticut River valley to rapid white settlement but also persuaded other Indians that the newcomers possessed a power that could not be resisted”(pg. 78).
However it was Asoka’s campaign against Kalinga that suddenly changed the emperor’s values . It is said to have been swift, brutal and successful but he was so horrified by the carnage inflicted by himself and his men that he began to question his violent ways. The battle caused the deaths of more than 100,000 soldiers and many civilians who rose up in defence; over 150,000 were deported. When he was walking through the grounds of Kalinga after his conquest, rejoicing in his victory, he was moved by the number of bodies strewn there and the wails of the kith and kin of the dead and cried out “What have I done? If this is a victory, what's a defeat then?
In the 1500s, the Spanish arrived in the New World with the intent to convert natives to Catholicism, trade, and discover riches. Juan de Onate, one of these explorers, killed thousands of natives in order to gain fame and wealth. The Spanish and Indians also developed the Columbian Exchange; a trade of goods, livestock, and crops, which was beneficial to both sides as it brought new items to both groups. Most of the products that the Spanish gave to the natives brought diseases that the Indians had no immunity to. Cortez even intentionally gave out
Katrina also killed at least 1,833 people in the time that it took to cross most of eastern North America. Hurricane Charley formed on August 9, 2004 caused $16.3 billion in damages and killed about 35 people. Hurricane Ike formed September 1, 2008 and ended on September 14, 2008. Hurricane Ike caused up to $37.6 billion in damage and killed 195 people in just 13 days. The difference between a hurricane, typhoon, and a cyclone is the
The Native Americans became angered and after the Massachusetts Bay Colony was founded in 1630, they also began to commit bad acts. For example, they killed Anne Hutchinson and her entire family. The relationship of the American Indians and Europeans was negatively impacted by the actions of both parties. The road for more settlement of New England and more conflict with American Indians was set as Europeans still wanted to expand their land and American Indians still wanted to protect their ground. In1606, the Virginia Company of London receives a charter from King James I of England for a settlement of the New World.
[iv]The Conquistadors attacked the French three times, but the most important attack was the attack at Fort Caroline. Menendez, the leader of the Conquistadors, was to drive out the French settlers ‘by what means you see fit’. They ruthlessly killed the French, and Menendez, it is affirmed, hanged his prisoners on trees, and placed over them the inscription, ‘I do this, not as to Frenchmen, but as to Lutherans.’ The few women and children that Menendez spared was because he feared God would punish him otherwise. Besides these view individuals, he killed any Lutherans he could. He spared the few Catholics of the French, the Spanish only wanted to rid of the