“O’ Brave New World!”. Chapter 6. European Imperialism. The treaty of Tordesillas (TOR- thase - lyas )
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England and France ignored these treaty rules, and took what they wanted.
Where ever the Europeans explored in the New World, the Indigenous people paid a terrible cost.
Such as the Beothuk of Newfoundland and the Ona of Tierra del Fuego.
Under her rule England defeated Spain ( the most powerful country at the time) in a naval battle.
She contributed to England’s transformation into a prosperous trading country and a world power.
We call this patriotism.
Europeans became interested in the thought of the Indigenous people in the other world.
books gave them information on these foreign people. The books talked about how the indigenous were closer to nature than the Europeans, and they lived in a cleaner environment (not crowded, dirty cities).
Europeans still saw themselves as being superior, and their quest to be the most powerful country they felt was important.
The need for land and resources lead them to disregard the rights of the indigenous and First Nations.
European expansionism also contributed to the establishment of African slaves. It was carried out mainly by English merchant traders, and plantation owners that needed laborers.