From there on they began to expand southward into Africa and farther west into Europe. When the Spaniards discovered America they opened up an entire new world to conquer. Explorers from all over began traveling to claim part of it for their country. But the Spanish were already ahead, by using their far superior weapons they quickly conquered the Aztecs and Inca empires and therefore controlling them and their peoples. A major difference between these empires was the way they controlled their newly acquired territories.
It became a strange world for many of them, but the Europeans as the inferior race took control and developed change throughout the Atlantic World. Race became a mixture, and European religion was spreading all across the Americas and Africa (Benjamin, Hall, & Rutherford, 2001). Much of the Atlantic World would eventually change to fit European societies, which were different and in some cases similar between groups. Women in many cases had similar roles within these interactions, as well as men. Additionally, colonial America spread throughout Atlantic World and in time converted many of these indigenous groups and slaves.
The arrival of the Europeans gave the natives smallpox, which weakened the natives and made it easier for the conquistadores to take over what was left. Smallpox—the diseases that so ravaged Tenochtitlan on the eve of Cortes’s final siege— Balolong Page 2 was a particularly efficient killer (doc 7). With smallpox taking down much of the population all over the America’s the natives can’t effectively fight back without uniting because of their small numbers, but since they did not unite they were easily conquered. Clearly, the secret weapon of the conquistadores was their great weapon. They would make fine servants… With fifty men we could subjugate them all and make them do whatever we want (doc 1).
The impact of slavery on these United States of America has had long-lasting and far- reaching effects on the culture of this nation. The notion that one is a product of their past has been like a concrete bolder tied around the necks of the generations, which followed the institution of slavery. An institution formed to encourage the economic enterprise in the Americas at the beginning of an immigration onslaught to these newly formed United States. However, the political environment of era in addition to racism encouraged in British society, which followed the colonist to the new world; encouraged and in many ways fostered division of the people based on color. Moreover, as the institute of slavery was producing great economic wealth for
Although very much separated on the eastern hemisphere, degradation of the Roman Empire and Han China came in similar waves; the results of the ruined civilizations, however, varied in impact of future civilization. The decline and fall of a great of empire as the Roman would have to be a result of many strong tribulations. To start with, the spread of diseases such as smallpox vastly severed its numbers and even killed the emperor Marcus Aurelius. With a population of 60 million in 180 B.C. the Roman demographic was reduced by 25%.
Bacon’s Rebellion was the most influential period in the American government because it helped transform the labor force by replacing the indentured servants with slaves, leading to the development of race which transformed the social equality class system and contributed to the economic and political solidarity. Bacon’s rebellion caused the establishment of labor force from Indentured servants to slaves. Before Bacon’s rebellion, indentured servants were the primary source of labor and African Slaves were very rare in the Chesapeake Colony. Due to the economic disaster Bacon managed to unite indentured servants, poor whites and some African Americans in the war against the leaders of the colony who demanded an end to their servitude. (Ref: Give me Liberty).
Likewise, in Africa, the social structure changed as a result of the invading Europeans. During the slave trades, the Europeans wanted only the African males, leaving behind a significant amount of women, upsetting the gender ratio, forcing many societies to be subject to female authority. Because of this huge demand for male workers, many Africans fought wars over male slaves so their society could continue to stimulate their new found piece of the global market. Since Europe’s economy has been steady because of the control they have over the global market, not much has changed in the social pyramid of the
afican for instance had slavery to be apart of their social structures . male slaves were high in demand leaving higher female populations in land to be dominate .therefore leading to the breakup of the traditional family of africa. opposing tribes found themselves at war leading to a need of higher slaves to power the growing economies . slave trading lead to the damage of the social integrity of african society . while in the americas social systems began to change .
Africa Essay The new imperialism by the Europeans to Africa in the late 19th and early 20th centuries was needed to fuel the industrial revolution.The thirst for resources and decline of the slave trade led to the further exploration of Africa’s natural riches. Consequently, conflict between the native Africans and Europeans led to both positive and negative effects for both parties (Doc 1,4). The Native Africans had the life sucked out of them after the colonization of Africa,however, the area was opened up to the world. The colonial system of government provided security of person and property in lands that were new and unexplored. The colonizers led the opening of the region to the lumbermen, miners, planters and others which began
After that they were sent to gold mines in the Southeast and then to the coffee plantations of the South. More Africans were brought due to the fact that the Native Americans were dying because they were overworked and exhausted. Slavery became a highly profitable system for white plantation owners in the Americas. Slaves showed many of the English settlers new products that they could grow like rice. Rice could be grown in the coastal environments.