Native American Imperialism

From when the first humans crossed over to North America to the end of the War of 1812, nothing has remained constant in the region that would one day come to be known as the United States of America. What drives these changes varies with human motivation. Some come from the desire for conquest and expansion, but others spawn from religious beliefs. But trade and the desire for wealth has remained a nearly constant factor in most major changes. While imperialism and religion both had large impacts on this region, trade had a stronger and more consistent role in change during this period.:
Even before the arrival of Europeans, imperialism shaped this region. Warfare and conquest greatly influenced the Native American civilizations of this region.
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The war spread from North America back to Europe, lasting seven years and costing Britain greatly; however, Britain’s victory gained them all of the land previously belonging to France. But the Native Americans still posed a problem, for knowing of how the English had treated other tribes in the past, the once separate tribes banded together to protect their lands. Weakened by the war, Britain eventually acquiesced and created a proclamation line past which the colonists could not settle. Frequently, however, the colonists ignored Britain’s declaration and antagonized the Native American’s living in the region, which led to the decline of already hostile relations (Shi and Tindall …show more content…
Britain and America relations were less than friendly, and the older nation limited forbade trade between its Caribbean colonies, an important source of commerce before the Revolution, and America. The colonies began to make their own policies on trade with Britain, each competing with the rest of the states for foreign trade. The government of the time was too weak to regulate foreign affairs, but this occurrence helped bring about the idea of the Constitution, which completely overhauled the current government (Shi and Tindall 188-189).
Trade, or the lack thereof, during the War of 1812 also created big changes in America. Britain and France, currently at war with each other, both blocked American ships from trading with the opposing country. In response, America passed the Embargo Act to stop all of America’s foreign trade (Shi and Tindal 234-237). Due to this lack of importation, America lost its reliance on purchasing manufactured goods from other countries and gained more economic independence. (Shi and Tindal

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