This had a negative effect also. We gained a great deal of that land from the Mexican-American. The war caused many deaths, but the result of it helped our country greatly. With out those states, the United States wouldn’t have as much as an economy. One positive thing that happened because of Westward Expansion was the Oregon Trail.
Columbus Good Or Bad? I am going to talk about was columbus a good or bad guy and some of the things he did to deserve both good and bad but if I had to pick I think he was a bad guy. So first lets talk about what he did to be good he sailed to the new land and was brave enough to go by himself and he ended up in a new world where we live today and all of our ancestors followed him. But there's a lot more reasons why he is a bad guy. Alright in my opinion columbus was only looking to become a leader, become very wealthy, and of course he wanted a lot of power.
These pioneers shared the same goals of Columbus, greed. They would go out and load ships with slaves, merchandise, spices and just about everything else that they could find to satisfy their needs. Beginning the of excerpt, “God, glory, and gold--not necessarily in that order--took post-Renaissance Europeans to parts of the globe they had never before seen” (1). This quote is a perfect example of religion also taking part in greedy necessities. During these arrival of European explorers, they began a new era of disease within the villages and caused the death of hundreds and hundreds of Natives.
De las Casas knew that it was incorrect to mistreat another human being, but no one else supported him. Bartolome used to have his own slaves, but he gave up that live style for a life with god and that’s when he started to think differently. The narrator later goes on explaining what should and should not be done towards Columbus. “My point is not that we must, in telling history, accuse, judge, condemn Columbus in absentia. It is too late for that…”, what the narrator is saying is that we should not feel betrayed from the actions of Columbus, but we should learn from them and prevent them from ever happening again.
All the cultures were technologically stuck in the Stone Age,and ,combined with their lack of immunity to European diseases meant that these civilizations were overrun and conquered by Europeans. Columbus proved to the Europeans that the world was likely round and not flat. He didn't really prove that it was round, but his voyages increased the perceived likelihood that it was, and inspired other explorers who really did demonstrate that you could head west and end up east. That increased global trade significantly. It also increased global awareness of the other cultures that share this planet.
It said that “Vargas is incredibly brave to risk everything he has accomplished in this country in order tell the truth and to shine yet another but still much needed light on the pressing need for comprehensive immigration reform in this country” (O’Connor 388-389). This quote mean that because he is an immigrant doesn’t mean he stop reaching his American dream striving to what he want to become that’s why without people like him our country will be poorer. Esther Cepeda believes that Jose Vargas is in wrong doing for being an undocumented. It say in her essay “it’s almost impossible to not be deeply disturbed by self-promotion disguised as sacrifice, the blatant criminal activity and distasteful comparison to the experiences of African American in their struggle for equality” (Cepeda 391). This quote is trying to say is that there are Americans with the struggle that José Vargas has that didn’t get the same equality that he has.
The anniversary of the day, October 12, 1492, when Christopher Columbus landed in the San Salvador Islands is celebrated by many countries in the Americas. Columbus’ landing was not the very first in the Americas, but he was the first European to claim land for a European nation. Many people celebrate and praise the day as the beginning of a culture, but some are violently opposed to celebrating this man, who, to them, began a culture which continues to display many evils. In my opinion, although Columbus who brought home slaves himself, and treated natives brutally if they could not find gold for him, did not set a good example for settlers coming after him, such a huge transgression cannot be blamed on one man, when hundreds of men after him did not put a stop to these evils. “Columbus is responsible for the murder of millions of indigenous people,” says osia.org.
Texts construct race as a natural category. Many representations generally describe the interests of dominant groups by defining other races as abnormal. Somewhere right now, there is someone being discriminated for the colour of their skin. Today’s society; you may say all you want about it being better than what is was like in the 1900’s to now but how much better is it really? Yes we have found many cures for severe illnesses and are now aware of Global Warming, which we are doing our best to prevent with renewable energy, but has anyone ever thought of the way people act throughout society?
Although the explorations brough slavery and death, the age of explorations had a postive effect overall because the start of new culture, animals,food,education and technology that had spread all over the new world and Europe. The age of explorations still had some negative effects like disease, slavery and loss of culture over the new world and Europe. Trade and explorations not only became responsible for social and economic advantages but also the spread of disease. “Small pox was the only one of the diseases the marinheiros let loose on the native poples over seas- perhaps the most destructives certainly the most spectacular- but the only one” (Crosby, 208) Disease mostly had a huge impact on the population in north and south America.
The Spanish forced Native Americans to convert to Christianity. Although the population of Spanish conquistadors (conquerors) only numbered in the hundreds compared to Native Americans who were in the millions, the Spanish had greater advantages, bringing guns, horses, and disease. The quality of European guns and cannons were superior to the arrows and spears of Native Americans. Horses frightened natives in the Americas who have never seen one before. Native Americans had no immunity to the diseases that the Europeans unconsciously carried which wiped out whole villages and resulted in the 90 percent population decline in the 1500s (Ellis