From: Marci Lewis
Time: 6:38:33 PM
Remote Name: 184.108.40.206
What were the differences among the English, French, Spanish in their approaches to the new world?
The Spanish, French, and English all came into the new world in search of instant wealth. Some went to the new world for other reason, but majority went for that particular reason. For example the Spanish conquistador Bernal Diaz said he came “to serve god and his majesty,..” The French migrated because of wealth as well as in hopes of converting the Indians to Christianity. The English originally went to the New World to retrieve land the Elizabeth promised them. The Spanish conquest was mostly on the Carribean Islands, until rumors of gold in Mexico caught their interest. After a while they conquered Mexico and parts of South America. The Spaniards attempted to come together as a empire, but many conquistadores didn’t agree. Eventually, they formed Encomienda System where each conquest was awarded an Indian village. The Indians work as for them in return for protection. Each Conquest was awarded as many as twenty- three thousand workers. The French was mainly in Canada. The French wanted to export the furs of beavers and other animals. They viewed the Native Americans as economic partners. The French needed the Indian hunters and trappers. The French traders lived with the Native Americans, married Indian women and studied their cultural. The French Catholic Missionaries also depended on the Indians. The English was the last one’s to come into the new World. Unfortunately in England they viewed the New World as a paradise. A place where than wouldn’t have to do any labor. A place where there were no losers. They didn’t know about the sufferings Africans. The French didn’t know about the cultural Diversity of the Native Americans.