SOC140 - Lesson 7 Short Answer

SOC140 - Lesson 7 Short Answer - SOC140 Racial and Ethnic...

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SOC140 Racial and Ethnic Minorities Lesson 7 Short Answer This assignment is worth 25 points. Please make sure you have answered all questions prior to submitting. Once you click the submit button, you will not be able to return. To move between questions, do not use the tab key. Doing so will highlight and delete text as you start typing. Instead, use your mouse to place the cursor where you need to type. 1 of 1 Instructions : Please answer each of the questions below in short answer format. Write your responses in complete sentences. Your answers to each question should include 3-5 sentences, and the word count should be in the 125 to 250-word range. Be sure to carefully read each question to ensure that each component is answered with the appropriate depth and detail. Your answers should be free of spelling and grammar errors. When using source material, you must properly document it using APA format . (25 points, Grading Rubric .) 1. Explain the "vacuum domicilium." Describe how it affected the European American's perspective of Native Americans. Explain how it ultimately affected relations between European Americans and Native Americans. (5 points) Answer below: The vacuum domicilium is a doctrine in which European colonists expressed their view that Native Americans were not the legal owners of the lands of America because they are very spread out across a vast land and they do use the land to its potential. The European colonists also felt they could legally claim any land from the Native Americans because the colonists would be able to properly industrialize, cultivate, and produce precious commodities from the land. The doctrine of vacuum domicilium basically expressed the superiority of the European colonists. This doctrine also affected European American’s perspective of Native Americans. Of course an inferior perspective of Native Americans developed with the declaration of the legal taking of their land based on the
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This note was uploaded on 04/28/2011 for the course SOC 140 taught by Professor Jasonblair during the Spring '11 term at Rio Salado.

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SOC140 - Lesson 7 Short Answer - SOC140 Racial and Ethnic...

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