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  • 1. colonial history part2by jiawen xu 3/26/12
  • 2. one reason many european countries colonized other lands and people is because many european countries were running out of natural resources
  • 3. in europe by the 1500s and on,there was much deforestation and poverty,and the population was becoming toogreat for the land and government to handle
  • 4. by colonizing the americas,for example,english,french,portuguese,and spanish colonists were able to have newlands and opportunities,but the in the process millions of native americans were killed,enslaved,intermarried,orforced to forced to leave their land
  • 5. indeed,the european colonization of the americas was perhaps the bloodiest and most horrific time in humanhistory
  • 6. besides the genocide of native americans,european colonists brought africa n slaves to the americas towork,especially after finding out that native americans would just die in slavery
  • 7. image this:men,who youve never seen before,come to your house and your neighbors house and they all haveas much weapons as they can carry.
  • 8. then they start killing or enslaving you,your family,and your neighbors.
  • 9. and you and your family and your neighbors fight back but are crushed by the mens superior weapons.
  • 10. and soon,you and most ofyour family and you neighbors are gone-killed,enslaved,intermarried,or forced to livesomewhere else.
  • 11. this is what colonialism is:it is death,it isslavery,it is the end of one group and theexpansion of annother group.