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    Space Colonization Essay

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    In discussions of space exploration, one controversial issue has been whether or not humans should colonize space. Space colonization is the permanent habitation of any area outside of the Earth. During the Cold War, the United States and the Soviet Union were in competition to become the ultimate spacefaring nation. Many people in the 1960s believed that within the decade, space exploration would be possible. Now as the technology to make faster and more powerful spacecrafts is progressing, the venture is becoming more and more of a reality. Some doubt the venture and call it a work of science fiction, but space colonization has begun to be regarded as a necessity critical for the future of humankind. Space colonization must be pursued because…

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    Introduction Mars colonization is a topic that has been brought to the attention of the media and of the public in recent years by aspirations made by companies such as SpaceX and the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA). Several factors make it a topic worth discussing about, like concerns regarding the continuity of the human species and economical, technological and scientific worth of that endeavor. In this way, markets will suffer significant impacts once humans strive to…

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    Nina Williams World Civilizations 21 April 2015 The Influence of Colonization on the Modern World The Americas today are a cultural, agricultural, and economic epicenter host to so many different peoples it can become dizzying. However, it did not begin this way. As Charles C. Mann, an accomplished novelist and journalist, describes in his book 1493: Uncovering the New World Columbus Created, “The ships that sailed across the Atlantic carried not only human beings, but plants and animals……

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    Dating back to 1492, when King Ferdinand and Queen Isabella trounced over the last Muslim stronghold within the Iberian Peninsula, Christopher Columbus embarked on a journey to look for the Indies with three ships. However, mistakenly, he landed on the island of San Salvador and encountered a peaceful fishing community. No one knew that this would be the start of misery of the Native Americans. I strongly believe that Spanish Colonization in the America’s induced profound depriment for the…

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    After Columbus ' discovery of the Americas, Spain reaped the benefits of this New World. More than a century later, Europeans finally took an interest in establishing colonies in North America. King James I of England established Jamestown, made up of men from the Virginia Company, in Virginia in 1607. Soon after, England established several new colonies along the Atlantic Coast. While Spain and British colonization efforts both began with the goal of finding new wealth, they differed in their…

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    Depictions of colonization efforts by European powers during the 15th and 16th centuries tend to be either oversimplified or subject to generalization. Different explorers from different countries had varying experiences with regards to interactions with Native Americans and varying degrees of success in establishing permanent and/or profitable settlements. Oversimplification can be demonstrated by ideas such as the pristine myth and the Native Americans acting as noble savages. Asserting that…

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    Colonization has had a great impact on the lives of Indigenous people. Since the first European settlers came to Canada, the way of life, traditions, and culture of Indigenous people have been threatened. Additionally, their mental and physical health have been impacted by methods of assimilation and government policies . Numerous diseases were introduced to Native communities thanks to the contact with Europeans . However, the social conditions of Indigenous people also contributed to the…

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    1. The political environment in Europe that led to the exploration and colonization of the New World consisted of power hungry world leaders seeking even more global control. Politically speaking, land equaled power because it meant trade and cultural control of a given area. The British established the Thirteen Colonies on the East Coast and the Spanish with the numerous Missions on the West Coast. By having power over regions in the Americas, both countries held power over trade and culture of…

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    His many voyages paved the way for European exploration. But did Columbus really discover the Americas on his own? No, it is known that millions of people lived in the Americas before Columbus. For most of human history, archaeologists have found modern humans originating from Africa about 400,000 years ago (Of The People, 4). During the last ice age, glaciers expanded that the sea level dropped and created a land bridge between Siberia in Asia and Alaska in America. Many humans that were…

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    The Spanish and English Empires of the Americas When European colonization began in the Americas, many people voyaged there with varying goals in mind and with differing attitudes towards the pre-existing natives. Whether good or bad, the European colonists left a substantial impact on the native American population. The Spanish and English colonists in the Americas had more differences than similarities in how they treated the natives in their systems of labor, their integration of natives…

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