With the French defeat in the French and Indian War (1754–63), Indians west of the Appalachians found their survival threatened because they could no longer play off the French against the English. Aware that the presence of only one European power in their vicinity meant that the old trade system had broken down, in 1763 the Ottawa Chief Pontiac rallied many groups formerly allied with the French in an effort to oust the English from the Ohio Valley. Pontiac's Rebellion (1763–66), although relatively successful in cementing a pan‐Indian alliance, ultimately failed. The English government tried to achieve peace in 1763 by a royal proclamation separating Indians and English settlers at the crest of the Appalachian Mountains. While the proclamation's promise that all land west of he Appalachians would be reserved for the Indians weakened Pontiac's alliance, it did nothing to lessen Euro‐American pressures on Indian land, as American traders, squatters, and speculators flowed unchecked into the Ohio
The colonies had thought they won the freedom to expand their colonies further west. As a result of the French and Indian War; the political, economic, and ideological relations between Britain and its American colonies changed. After 1763 England had officially gained control of over half of North America (DOC A). This meant that because England had a half a nation to govern, they must change and establish laws to control this empire. As a result of Pontiac’s rebellion, England had established the Proclamation of 1763.
The French would fight for Texas later on, however would lose in the French and Indian War, but Texas later on in history would be apart of the United States. Moving forward, La Salle’s ego got the best of him. The exploration was an opportunity to control the Mississippi Valley ports, perfect warfare positions against the Spanish ships and block England’s westward expansion (p. 35). After countless failures in the sea, ruthless navigation strategies, senseless of his men, bloodshed war with the Karankawn Indians, La Salle died by the hands of his men. The failure of the exploration created a lost of hope for La Salle’s men.
Tools of Empire The French and British empires used many tools to gain land and maintain them during the height of their empires. The French language was a language of culture and trade. This language seemed to link all of the French colonized and the colonizers together. When the French were expanding their Empire, one of the places they expanded into was Western Africa. The African’s had no choice but to learn this new foreign language if they expected to trade and communicate at all with the French.
In the 18th Century in North America the Frenchmen from Canada and Englishmen from Britain had their regions. The region where they traveled was mostly occupied by the Native Americans that owned most of the wildlife. As population grew bigger by the British colonies they started to look for the lands across the Appalachian Mountains for settlement and growth. The Great Lakes, Mississippi River, Ohio River valley and St. Lawrence River, were owned by the French and they didn’t want the Englishman into their part of the region. The French decided to build Forts so the English settlers could not establish in their region.
The Columbus’ voyage in 1492 convinced Spain that it could dominate the New World. The first Spanish explorers, such as Cortes and Balboa, were satisfied with their findings in Central America. However, Ponce de Leon, the governor of Puerto Rico, set his sights on expanding the new Spanish empire to northern America. He sailed to Florida, but was killed by natives in 1521. After several other failed Spanish attempts to colonize North America, Hernan de Soto finally arrived in 1539 with a
Abstract This paper will describe the motivational factors that drove the Europeans to explore and venture new land by way of sea travel along the Atlantic coast. The rulers use political, economical, and religious factors as driving forces toward seeking the wealth, fame, and freedom of religion that is waiting to be discovered in new lands. I will use my textbook and various reputable internet search engines to gather material for this assignment. The assignment asks for a two page APA formatted submission of at least 700 words. The question presented asks for an explanation as to why European rulers promoted exploration and colonization in North America.
In order to expand their trade and profits in __________,____________, French and _________ “company men” fought and bargained to get Indian permission for _______________ _________. 24. ______________ were Indian troops who were hired and trained to protect European companies’ warehouses. 25. The East India Company’s right to rule India gained legitimacy after the victory at ___________ in _________.
The second reason so many people died was because relations with American Indians. In DOC E it says that there were multiple colonist killed by Americans Indians in 1607. DOC D says that if the colonist treated the American Indians better, they would have had a better relationship. This would have helped the colonists when the American Indians sided with the colonists. The finial reason why colonist of Jamestown died so quickly was because of settler skills.
They began to remove the Indians on the accusation that the Native Americans did not respect "the power of the United States of America” (E) President Andrew Jackson stated, "We bleed our enemies in such cases to give them their senses" (E). He called them enemies and felt justified to remove them. In 1790, most of the land west of the Appalachian Mountains was unsettled but after the War of 1812, there was a great increase in population (A). The increase was due to the conquest of Indian land by the U. S. Army. In 1794, the U. S. Army defeated the Shawnee, Wyandot, and other Native American tribes at the battle of Fallen Timbers in northwestern Ohio.