Darice PollardWriting Assignment 1 Rough Draft AMH 2010January 25, 2018 EnglishEncountersWhile their Spanish rivals were incorporating the natives in theirsettlement practices, the English decided to cleanse the lands in which theywere establishing their power over by removing the natives and replacing themwith their own settlers as well as employing plantations- in other wordsexpulsion and plantation. This would rid the land of its former people, theirreligion, politics, and practices, lending the English more dominance andeconomic power. Although domineering, intrusive, and exploitative in nature,these practices in Ireland would later influence future colonial policy andinteractions in the New World.When English settlers came across Indians, Africans, and perceivedwitches in the New World, their exchanges would prove to be domineering,intrusive, and exploitative (like in Ireland). Soon after Native Americans discovered the English’s intentions tointrude and settle in their region, their relationship grew strained and evendeadly; After the demand of labor increased after the growth of plantations,the exploitation of African slaves became widespread; and when tensions betweensettlers and Natives rose to war and crisis, the English accused Indians ofbeing the cause of their hardships, giving birth to the Salem WitchcraftHysteria.
The two important English colonization endeavors in Virginia andNew England had its share of difficulties especially the aspect of establishingand maintaining healthy relationships with the local Indians. For instance, after Jamestown settled in Virginia, Indians becameaware of their intentions to settle, and tensions grew as foreigners began toencroach on Powhatan lands. Unfortunately, the employment of the expulsion andsegregation settling practices drove a larger wrench in between the two.Theodore de Bry, engraver, gave Europeans their first look at the indigenous ofthe New World, but didn’t fail to make major alterations for the sake ofEuropean appeal.
This was an example of the cultural insensitivity anddisregard for the Natives. Aroundthe start of the 1600s England desired more dominion over North American.Jamestown was the first successful settlement located in Virginia in 1607. Clearingout land to make space for more plantations, plantations that would needtending, grew to be a major point of concern for colonists. The importationof Africans encouraged the labor movement shortly after England’s firstsuccessful settlement. Indentured service was first employed by colonists,where Africans would be free to go after a certain number of years in service. However,a life of slavery became the norm after a century of indentured service. Asslave rebellion began to increase, so did colonists’ apprehension and desire tosustain control over captives.
In New England, longstanding clashes between settlers and Indiansworsened social and differences they had already been experiencing and lead towitchcraft accusations known as the Salem Witchcraft hysteria (1692). In Massachusetts, February 1692-1693, there were severalpersecutions in the Salem witch trials. With the trials followed the death of19 innocent people including men, women, and children.
Although morally, English settlers’ approached witches, Africans,and Indians was distasteful, it gave rise to a dominant force in England.