From: Kristy Ortenzi
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Kristy Ortenzi History67 January 24, 2000 William Cutler
Week 2 There were many differences among the English, French, and Spanish in their approaches to the New World. Although they all came to make new lives for themselves and to find fortune they had different ideas when first coming to the New World. For instance, Spain originally did not want to stay in the New World. They came to America to find gold and were not planing on staying. The Spaniards heard about the gold in Mexico and concentrated on that area. “Hernan Cortes, dreamed of glory, military adventure, and riches that would transform him from an ambitious court clerk into an honored hidalgo” (page 19). Eventually, Cortes made Spain the richest state in Europe. The French like the Spanish came to the New World looking for instant wealth. They also wanted to make the Indians become Christian. They thought the Native Americans to be there partners economically, “The French were absolutely dependent on Indian hunters and trappers” (page 21). The French needed the Indians to help them catch the animals because fur was there most important way of making money. The French were very accepting towards the Indians. Others viewed them as savages and uneducated but the French lived with the Indians. They also married into Indian families and studied each others cultures. The first visit to the New World made by the English is still unknown. England, had the most complicated approach to North America. Religion was not the reasoning behind their travels to the New World. Many things were going on in their country at the time of their arrival to the North America. There main reasons for coming to the New World were for land and good fortune. They thought that it was going to be much easier to make a life in the New World then it really was. It was said that the English made every mistake that one could possibly imagine. They were not aware of the problems they were going to face in the New World.