From: Lawrence Chen
Time: 4:23:42 AM
Remote Name: 22.214.171.124
New World Encounters
What were the differences among the English, French, and Spanish in their approaches to the New World?
There were many differences in the way the English, French, and Spanish took on their approaches to the New World. The English’s intention in the New World was to set up colonies New World. Sir Walter Ralegh was one of the examples of the English wanting to start colonies in the New World. Though Queen Elizabeth did not support the movement financially she did however encourage Ralegh to expand England into the New World. Though England’s first attempts were failures the colonization was further fueled through a writer by the name of Richard Hakluyt. If it was not for Hakluyt’s book colonization would of not appealed to many of the English. The French on the other hand was in the northern part of the New World. They were searching for a Northwest Passage to China. With many unsuccessful attempts at the Northwest Passage the French settled for colonies which prospered with trade with the Native Americans. They were depending on the Native Americans as part of the prosperous fur trades unlike the English whom saw the Native Americans as an obstacle to overcome. The Spanish, which out of the three was actually the first to claim the New World were also searching a path to China. They were actually conquering and plundering the inhabitants of the New World instead of trading. The Spanish forced their ways to the Native Indians. They took everything that was not there’s and claimed it. Their intentions were one of plunder and conquest but later turned into colonization due to the encomienda system. With all their differences all three wanted to also share their beliefs in religion with the New World.