As the world grew, and the knowledge of new land had spread, many people traveled in hopes of claiming it as their own. Though the control of property was a main priority to most, others sought to spread their religions and cultures across the globe. For the Spanish, gold was all that interested them, and they would destroy anything or anyone that got in their way. The Puritans weren't seeking gold as much as they were religious freedom, which was the main reason they traveled to the Americas. As for African American Slaves, it was not so much that they came here looking for anything in particular, but more so that they were brought here by trade, often sent by their own people in exchange for food and goods. The Spanish, Puritans, and Slaves all came to the Americas for one reason or another, and in time began to live what they thought was their American Dream. The Spanish were interested in only one thing, gold. Spanish rulers sent Christopher Columbus to the west to search for land and golden treasures. Columbus pronounced many islands to be under spanish rule on his way to what would soon be called the Americas. As Columbus kept on west looking for gold, he left many spanish men behind in the areas he had claimed to be the Indies. Following Columbus' death, many of the spanish settlers learned of the possibilities of great fortune that lied within the Americas. These conquistadors, later lead by Hernan Cortez, came together to form a minuscule army and headed towards Tenochiland, home of the Aztec Indians, where they planned to invade the city and leave with surplus amounts of gold. When the Spanish arrived, a battle between themselves and the Aztecs broke out. The Aztecs were no match for the Spanish, for the weapons the possessed with inferior. After wiping out half of the Aztec Indian warriors, Cortez was able to form relationships with other outlying Indian tribes who had previously been apprehended by the Aztecs, and together Cortez and his new immense army seized control over the entire Aztec community. Soon after the battle, those of the Aztec Indians that survived quickly began dying off. Cortez and his men not only came to the Americas with a strong goal, but also diseases that the Indians were not exempt from. The diseases spread across the country rapidly, and eliminated many Indian tribes, including those who made up a large portion of Cortez's army. Though the Spanish lost an abundance of men, they went on to conquer other empires, wiping out their populations with military force and deathly diseases. The Spanish were in a violent search for gold, and raped and killed many of those who got in their way. They looked for the golden cities for years, only to be disappointed by its nonexistence. they encountered many battles and killed numerous amounts along the way, all in hopes of a dream they would never achieve. The Spanish then devoted themselves to God, and dedicated their time in converting others to Catholicism. What had seetmed to be most valuable to the Spanish became unimportant, and their focus' shifted. The Puritans came to the Americas from England, and were seeking religious freedom. The Puritans were originally a part of the Church of England, but became irate due to its anti-Christian ways. The Puritans wanted to eliminate all forms of Catholicism, and came to the Americas trying to influence many to become ones with the Christian faith. As many Puritans colonized in the Americas, their religious values grew stronger. New England was thriving with Puritan families, and continued to grow as the problems within the Church of England amplified. New England was not the only area were the Puritans had resided. Massachusetts Bay was home for many of them as well. John Winthrop led more Puritans to Massachusetts, and believed God wanted them to be a perfect example to others. They lived in houses that were close together, allowing themselves to be watched, and slimming the chances of doing wrong.…
I abide by honor code
Franklin with American revolution
France gave the U.S to maintain the solvency of the United states in six years during the war. French government gave the United States economic assistance, including grants, loans and gifts. French government grants and loans during the American revolution were won by Franklin, diplomat to French during the war.
From the beginning of the Revolution, the continental congress always needed money from oversea…
is freedom and opportunity that people from other places in the world do not get in their homeland. They come here to escape and start their new life of freedom. In Mukherjee’s short story, she writes about coming to America from India. “I am an American citizen … I am moved that thousands of long-term residents are finally taking the oath of citizenship”(Mukherjee 143). Mukherjee shares with the reader that she moved to the United States from India with her sister to further her education and get…
Recently, sociologists have taken a greater interest in Native Americans, perhaps because Native Americans have become increasingly visible in the diverse ethnic mosaic of American society. The position of Native Americans in the U.S. socioeconomic hierarchy: their numbers, where they live, and their social and economic well-being. The collapse and revitalization of the Native American population has been a central issue within Native American demography. The recent growth in the population has been accompanied…
Article title: Hip-Hops Betrayal of Black women
Author: Jennifer Mclune
Intended audience: Black African American women
Exigence: Black men are degrading women by the way they are making music.
Thesis: The author uses hyperbole, imagery, dialogue, and also figurative language to credibility to tell that women are being dehumanized and invisible by the way men are betraying them.
Organizational Structure: argumentative
Point # 1: how the lyrics are being expressed and on how hip-hop artists…
role an African American played in society. Many of the interviewees felt that an African American male was at a huge disadvantage in society. According to the people interviewed in the film, African American males have been struggling to be treated equally since the days when slavery existed.
Even now in the present day African American males have been unfairly treated. One example of this is when Oakland Police officers formed a gang, known as “The Ryders”, to frame African American males in the…
American Airlines History
June 25, 2013
American Airlines history
Body: I choose American Airlines because one of my good friends is a Captain for American Eagle flying with their regional jet service out of LaGuardia New York. A long time back our fledgling airlines were helped by a very famous aviator Charles A. Lindberg who was flying as the chief pilot for the Robertson Aircraft Corporation which was one of two aviation companies that had contracts for air delivery of U.S. Mail. He and…
To be American Essay
To me too be American is too always Improve life for for one’s self and one’s family. My mom has helped me and my siblings through life by working job at her job, making sure we go to school, keeping food in the fridge and keeping us out of trouble. From her guidance, I plan on going to college and getting a job to make life even better for me and my family in the future.
To be American means to work hard for things you want and need. To me this means nothing is guaranteed…
December 4, 2013
To Be or Not to Be an American
Within decades, the number of immigrants to the United States is constantly increasing. One of the huge factors of causing this phenomenon is the congressional debate on immigration legislation and the significant media coverage of the immigration debate. It increases immigrants' concern about the strongly opposition of the immigration debate, which also makes them more susceptible to be convinced by the community…
American vs. Hispanic
Language, a form of expression that is used daily to convey our feelings, thoughts, and
emotions to others. It’s something that plays a very huge part in all our lives, yet its hard to
imagine that “language” can change us, transform us, and even evolve us. Language is so
powerful that it has many layers that need to be pilled back to find out how they work and what
they mean. That transformative power of language can help someone become or change the way
in United States history was the American Revolution. However, the significance of the event did not lay in the number of casualties or in Revolutionary wartime strategies. The importance of the Revolution lay in its effects of American Society. This landmark in American history has caused important changes to the government, affected vast and deep social changes, and altered the economic state of the newborn nation in the years of 1775 to 1800.
From the American Revolution, the United States came…