Eduardo ReyesColonial History notes,part2Genocide:the deliberate andsystematic extermination of a national,racial,political, or cultural group. Natural Resources:the naturalwealth of a country, consisting of land,forests,mineral deposits, water, etc.
One reason many European countries colonizedother lands and peoples is because manyEuropean countries were running out of naturalresources
In Europe by the 1500s and on, there was muchdeforestation and poverty, and the population wasbecoming too great for the land and government tohandle.
By colonizing the Americas, for example, English,French, Portuguese, and Spanish colonists wereable to have new lands and opportunities, but the inthe process millions of Native American were killed,enslaved, intermarried,or forced to leave their land
Indeed, the European colonization of the Americaswas perhaps the bloodiest and most horrific time inhuman history
Besides the genocide of the Native Americans,European colonist brought slaves to the Americas towork, especially after finding out that NativeAmericans would just die in slavery.
Image this: men, who youve never seen before,come to your house and your neighbors house andthey all have as much weapons as they can carry
Then they start killing or enslaving you, yourfamily and your neighbors
And you and your family and your neighborsfight back but are crushed by the mens supriorweapons
And soon, you and your family and yourneighbors are gone[killed],enslaved,intermarried, or forced to live somewhere else.
This is what colonialism is: it is death slavery, itis the end of one group and the expansion ofanother group
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