History is an amazing topic isn’t it? Did you know that the need for profit and new opportunities in global trade led to an increase in exploration between 1450 and 1750? This time period is known as the Age of Exploration, also known as the Age of Discovery. So this leads us to the question, Who accustomed more cultural change during the Age of Discovery: Native Americans or Europeans? The Native Americans experienced more cultural change in religion, economy, and technology. For me to explain why, you’ll have to read on.
Religion was a major thing back then. Christopher Columbus, the man who discovered America, forced the Native Americans to become Christians (Doc.1). He gave them many charming things to try and convince them. Christopher often bragged about how wonderful the land was. He made the land pretty because he wanted to become famous and get paid for his work. Document 2 talks about a religious map. For example, the map shows you that Russia is Anabaptist. My argument is that he wanted Native Americans to become Christians. For them, that’s a change. A change in religion.
Through 1450 and1750, the economy was extremely important. The French always took authority of the Native Americans (Doc.3). Native Americans were impertinent, but didn’t know anything about business at the time. I think it’s a shame of how the Spanish were taking over (Doc.4). Native Americans were hung and beaten. The Spanish economy benefited from attainment.
Last, but not least, technology. Technology is something to take seriously. You might think that I’m talking computers and electronic devices, but that’s not it. It’s a different type. To the Native Americans, weapons and travel were technology. Cannons were always thrown at them; cannons were considered a type of technology (Doc.5). This is also including horses. The Native Americans thought that horses were enormous dogs. The Spanish were terrifying to the Native Americans because the Spanish had so...