led a genocide. Zinn describes the story of the colonization from the Arawaks point of view. 5-Describe the demographic (population) changes that occur as a result of the arrival of Columbus.7000 children died in three months. Some mothers even drowned their babies from sheer desperation....In this way, husbands died in the mines, wives died at work, and children died from lack of milk6-If Columbus hadn’t incidentally “discovered” the New World would world history be substantially different?If Columbus had not discovered Americas someone would have found it sooner or later. However, modernworld would be drastically different if the contact proved to be a little different.7-Why did the Europeans seek to explore distant points on the planet?In the late 1400s, there was only one religion in europe, Christianity.The European rulers were very religious. They wanted to convert everyone to Christianity Some European rulers, especially the King of Spain and the King of Portugal, wanted to claim as much land as they could.They wanted to take all of thenatural resources from this land and use the people that lived there as slaves to do their work.Gold, Silver, Precious Stones,Expand Knowledge,Expand Christianity,Claim Larger Empires8-How did disease have a greater impact on the native cultures of the New World than war or
commerce?Contact with Europeans exposed Native Americans to diseases against which they had not developed resistance -- smallpox, measles, chickenpox, influenza, malaria, and yellow fever.