Invasion Of America

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Even from a very young age at lower grades during Elementary school, many in the United States have always been told that this was the land of opportunity and freedom. Teachers from all over drill into our heads the idea that the U.S. has always been a beacon of hope for immigrants from other countries for a better life. If you were to look back into America’s history, however, it becomes painfully obvious the United States was not founded and based on the idea of freedom for all, but rather with an idea to help (in general) white wealthy men further their wealth and power in one way or another at the cost of others. Looking back, one can see that the New World’s economy was heavily based on the use of slavery with politics quickly becoming …show more content…
The invasions of Europe into America“began as an offshoot of the quest for a sea route to India, China, and the islands of the East Indies,...” (Foner) Since the very beginning, America was not even found as an escape from the troubles or inconveniences of a country but as a method by as a result of looking for a sea route which traders could instead use in order to avoid the middleman when trading with Asia. Even then, Columbus himself was aware of the possibility of finding new land and profits it could produce. This is why when he was seeking aid in order to be able to travel across the sea in order to find asia, he requested that any lands he found would be in control of and would receive a portion of any revenue it brought in (Morison). One of the very first English settlers in North America, Sir Walter Raleigh, had even planned to set up a colony for the sole purpose of being able to perform raids on Spanish ships. As time progressed, the influence of the Atlantic slave trade buried itself deeply into American society from the start and lingered far into the 18th century. For the majority of American history, slavery was used to farm the grounds of many plantations owned by white landowners who had usually either come into power or bought their land from others. While the treatment of Black families were varied, the general consensus was that they were largely unhappy with their conditions and sought freedom. Yet, many rivaled any attempts for abolition claiming that slavery was crucial to the economy of the South and they were not wrong. Even after slavery had been abolished, a good number of the free blacks had remained in the plantations working for extremely low wages. There were issues with practicing in the South,

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