1. Columbus, The Indians, and Human Progress
Ã¢ÂÂ¢ Columbus attempted to reach India and Asia by traveling West, but he reached an island in the Bahamas instead
Ã¢ÂÂ¢ The Queen of Spain gave him ships and soldiers
Ã¢ÂÂ¢ The Arawaks ran towards Columbus to share and trade goods.
Ã¢ÂÂ¢ The Native Americans were introduced to horses, guns, disease, and steel.
Ã¢ÂÂ¢ Columbus was interested in the gold worn by the natives.
Ã¢ÂÂ¢ Native Americans were captured and extorted till they gave up their source of gold.
Ã¢ÂÂ¢ Columbus exaggerated on the amount of wealth he said he discovered when he went back to Spain so the queen gave him more ships and a bigger crew
Ã¢ÂÂ¢ Columbus reached other islands as well and enslaved the natives and they were forced to work in the mines and fields
Ã¢ÂÂ¢ Native American societies were dominated by women.
Ã¢ÂÂ¢ Later Europeans such as Cortes, Pizarro, and the English settlers of Virginia and Massachusetts did the same as Columbus.
Ã¢ÂÂ¢ Native Americans had no concept of ownership of land.
Ã¢ÂÂ¢ Europeans believed that they had a natural right to the land.
Ã¢ÂÂ¢ As more Europeans came to the Americas, more land was taken and Native Americans massacred.
2. Drawing the Color Line
Ã¢ÂÂ¢ Englishmen sail to Africa and leave with human cargo, slaves.
Ã¢ÂÂ¢ The start of the color line in the U.S.
Ã¢ÂÂ¢ Considered as servants, blacks in Virginia were viewed differently from white servants and they eventually became slaves.
Ã¢ÂÂ¢ In the winter of 1609, Virginian colonists starved to the point of eating corpses.
Ã¢ÂÂ¢ The Virginians needed labor to grow corn for the upkeep of their colony and tobacco for export profit which they began to grow in 1617.
Ã¢ÂÂ¢ They could not enslave the Native Americans because they were too...