Essay, Research Paper
The colonies of the late 1600?s and the early 1700?s were formed because in England many people were being persecuted because of their religious beliefs. So to get away from the persecution, the people of England wanted to go to a place where everything seemed perfect( because that?s what the advertising for America was saying). Where they wouldn?t be forced to do or not do(religious celebrations) they didn?t want to. So they came to America and settled in the colonies. The Native Americans who had already been there were curious and scared of these new people coming in there land. So at first they didn?t know what to do. The Indians being the great people they were helped the colonist out in the new land. They showed them easier and more efficient ways of getting things done. Plus the colonist had indentured slaves so they hardly had to work, it was mostly the Indians. this helped the inexperienced colonists out, making their adjustment to the new world simpler. Basically the colonist had it made. They asked questions and the Indians answered them.
So the better things got the more people came over. So the Indians being the huge help, were inviting them over. So they were thanked by being exiled out. So the colonies began to grow and more colonies started to form. Meaning more an more space was beginning to disappear in the mass ship loads of people coming over. More and more people, less and less land and the
original landowners( the Native Americans), were losing their property fast. So eventually they were pushed out into the west until now, there are only a few tribes left.
Being the Situation, the social reason is they are losing out of, or lost, the Native Americans cultures and customs, and that would be a major loss. America today was known as a melting pot because we carry so many cultures and customs and mix them together , Would it be right to push one out which is what we almost did to the Indians. The native American culture is very important or should be to America and it?s future. The Economical reason is colonist couldn?t trade with them or sell to them. The political reason is they( the colonist) wouldn?t be able to see their views or insight to help make America better.
A situation like this but not in exact form is the way African Americans were treated in the early 1800?s. This time the colonist took people from their land( the Africans) instead of taking the land from the people(the Natives). Colonist in America wanted the slaves working for them or gone. Just like the Indians, if they weren?t with them ( working for them) they were against them or fighting them. Which both groups did but in different ways. The Indians sometimes bought the battle on themselves or
asked for one, the African Americans tried at all cost to avoid it. African Americans just tried resistance, which did not work all the time.
n these situations both the groups were forced from their original habitats into new places which must have been a struggle for each group to adapt to, One which still is going on in America today, considering Native Americans make up 3 percent of the US population and African Americans making up 9 percent. These types of exile cannot be repeated for the obvious reasons.