Module 1 Essay

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Chapter 1 America has come a long way to being one of the most powerful, but yet diverse country in the world. This now old country was once known to be the New World. The great explorer Christopher Columbus paved the way for other explorer such as Amerigo Vespucci, which America is named after; to learning about this great land and showing that it was not Asia that Columbus had found. The Spanish profited greatly once they heard the new thought to be passage to Asia from Columbus. They ruled with an iron first for some time until the English gained the upper hand. The Native Indians indigenous to the land also had suffered greatly at the hands of the newcomers. The Seeds of Christianity was brought and planted in the heart the Natives. Christopher Columbus voyages consisted of 4 trips to the land he thought to be Asia. Toward the end of Columbus’s life he insisted that he had discovered the outlying parts of Asia and not a new continent (America, 13). He did not know what a discovery he had just made and for that the land was not named after him, but it was named after another explorer named Amerigo Vespucci in 1499(America, 13). Christopher Columbus believed that he had to spread Christianity across the world and in doing this he learned that he could garnish and sell Asian riches such as gold, spices, and other goods. The Spanish were successful in creating one of the largest powers in the sixteenth century. They encompassed much of Europe, the Americas, and portions of Africa. The Spanish were later out powered by the English in control of the new world, but before this they had the commanding force on their side. The Spanish rule over this new land consisted of exploiting the Natives of their gold and silver, and other precious objects. They also brought with the seeds of Christianity, converting many to Christianity.

Not only did the Spanish benefit greatly during their rule, but most of benefited greatly through the Biological Exchange and the Native’s suffered greatly. The Europeans journey to the New World had introduced them to new types of foods, animals, and people. They had discovered such foods as corn, potatoes, and many varieties of beans (America, 14). While the Europeans enriched themselves with these new lusty discoveries, the Natives experienced the total opposite. The Natives were introduced to new types of diseases the likes that they had never seen before. The statuses of their religious leaders were lowered because they could not find a cure for these illnesses. When Europeans transported back the new foods to share with their societies and they had learnt that corn can flourish almost anywhere in the world, this helped nourish a worldwide population explosion probably greater than any since the invention of agriculture (America, 15). The Natives on the other handed were dying at an alarming rate because of these new diseases.

The New World proved to be not so new, in fact it had been around and inhabited for a very long time. The European Settlers planted themselves and wiped out what was already there in order to power and advance their society. Many suffered in this process and almost became extinct by their efforts. But that is the past and this is the present and in the eyes of many today except a small few, it was viewed as a success.

Chapter 2
Describe the general pattern of white-Indian relations in the British colonies?

The White-Indian relationship in the British Colonies was well established for some time. The British had very strong colonies setup and established in the 1600’s. They went as far stretched to the New England coast and the Chesapeake Bay (America, 41). The many tribes of Indians were out powered by the new foreign settlers. Unity was the only way for the Indians, but that was short lived. The