Hisotry Chapter 1 Questions Notes

Hisotry Chapter 1 Questions Notes - 1- How might we explain...

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1- How might we explain the attitudes of renaissance-era Europeans towards the newly discovered Indians? Was the concern for Christianizing the Native Americans sincere? 2- What motivated the Spanish to colonize the Americans in the sixteenth century? On balance, was the Spanish arrival good or bad for the new world? What advantages and disadvantages did the Spanish have as colonizers? 3- Why did the Europeans look to Africa for labor with which to develop the riches of the New World? To what extent did Africans themselves help to promote the slave trade? 4- What were the most valid arguments used to promote English colonization in the sixteenth centuries? What relevance to the English did the example of Spain’s colonizing venture in the New World have?
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How might we explain the attitudes of renaissance-era Europeans towards the newly discovered Indians? Was the concern for Christianizing the Native Americans sincere? -attitude of renaissance-era Europeans towards Indians: Indians = inferior barbarians -limited sources accounting the New World, most sources probably letters from explorers like Amerigo Vespucci, evident in how each illustration provided shows the Indians without any clothing -society’s influence, Juan Gines de Sepulveda “relied heavily on the classical distinction between “civilized” Greeks and “barbarians.” -Europeans and Indians possess different customs and organization; Sepulveda says that the king of
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