The population of the colonies came to be saturated numerically with people of mixed race, named mestizos. Cortés demanded that every European man’s lover and their child were to be baptized immediately so that Cortés could further impose his religion onto the natives. The Spanish were merciless and brutal people who would not stop at anything to get what they so desired. The Spanish were able to push their religion onto the natives, making it clear that the natives did not stand a chance, and that the Spanish were
Causes of the American Revolution Economics are the number one concern in America today just as it was in the 1760’s. America was built on economics, mostly by the British because of their help in the French and Indian War. The British helped the colonies fight the French in hopes of winning and controlling North America. They were successful but fell into a huge debt crisis and turned to the colonies for what the Brit’s considered to be pay back, taxes. Before The British could tax the colonists, repayment to the Indians for their help in the French and Indian War was necessary.
The main motive that pushed the Europeans to migrate to America was the search of a better life, one free of troublesome, one with religious freedom and one that they can succeed in. http://bookbuilder.cast.org/view_print.php?book=6522). History texts places a huge responsibility on Religion being the biggest motive for the Europeans moving to America being that in Europe there was a single state of religion that had to be practiced by all. Although, religious freedom was key to the Puritans, Quakers, Catholics, and Baptists that migrated to America, it was by no means the sole factor as seemingly suggested in many textbooks. Settlers continued to come to the America colonies, Scotch-Irish and Swiss settlers came, too, in search of a better life, wanting to have land of their own and enough food to fill their hungry stomachs.
Jamestown and Plymouth: Joined Together but a World Apart In the early seventeenth century the English flocked to the shores of North America. Those who previously had no prospects rushed to settle the land and stake their claim. Some came for riches and power; others came to reinvent a pious covenant that was lacking in their homeland, but all came for opportunity. Jamestown and Plymouth were two such settlements that offered hope and a promise for a better future. Both colonies had similar needs such as food, shelter, and a form of commerce to sustain them.
It is thought that the reason that some of the settlers traveled to the New World was to flee religious persecution and this is made more believable by the Catholic artifacts found at Jamestown. There have also been musical instruments and gaming supplies found at Jamestown, suggesting that there was also time for entertainment. The dice found were made out of ivory, lead and bone. They were also small enough to hide, since gambling was outlawed in 1610 in an effort to restore discipline to the
There were many merchants and traders. When the British closed off the harbor during the war efforts, they found other trading routes and this ended up helping them in the years to come. America also paid for the war using international loans, a very essential component in the unlikely victory. They won the French approval after the battle of Saratoga and this lead to the support from Spain and the Netherlands (Brinkley, 126). They were able to financially manipulate the French against the English but they also made them believe in victory.
Just think if Spain still had control over Cuba and Hawaii, we would have to spend more money as a country to import sugar and pineapples. With America going to war with Spain and gaining control of Hawaii and Cuba these things are not taxed as much as they would have been. During the war however, many people in Spain and supporting Spain in the war, burnt the sugar cane fields and threatened the lives of many. People against the idea of imperialism were worried about the wars that it might entail and I cannot say that I blame them. With the Spanish American War happening because of the imperialism, this brought many people in America against the idea.
Dante Colucci Mrs. McElroy AP US History 2 04/30/12 Colonization The colonial expansion of the Spanish and the French are very different in execution, but similar in their goals. The Spanish were the first to arrive to the Western Hemisphere. After Columbus had arrived back in Spain, many of the other countries desired to go to the New World. The Spanish were ruthless in the colonization of the Americas. The French were not as ruthless.
After being ruled off there land other Native Americans became smart about who approached their land. At that point they were aware of what Christopher Columbus wanted and was looking for. After Christopher Columbus there were other conquests that were also on the urge to find gold. Hernando Cortez was one of those men who wanted fame so he establishes niceness with the natives to help harvest the gold (Mexico). Twenty years later Francisco Pizzaro follows the foot steps of Cortez.
American Imperialism in the 19th Century Jennifer Walters HIS 204 Keith Carr September 13, 2010 The American Imperialism policy was adopted because of the need to keep up with other foreign countries. Much like the term “keeping up with the Jones”, there was a desire to have a stronger hold on the foreign trade and not so much to expand American territory, but to where America can place their toes without permission. With the advancement of transportation and communication, the desire to expand and the need for American foreign trades increased. Some of the reasons America tried to rationalize imperialism were the need to reduce import costs for farmers and factory workers, increase exports, racial control to dominate over the lesser