Wednesday, September 3, 2008

SIgnificance of 1492- Green answers


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15 comments:

Peter M. said...

1. The 400th anniversary of Columbus made him look like a man of mythic stature, an explorer, and discoverer. The 500th anniversary identifyed him with imperialism, colonialism, and conquest.

2. There were new foods introduced to beth hemispheres, the global patterns of trade were overturned, and the natural enviroment was transformed.

3. The diseases reduced the resistance that the Native Americans had to offer to European intruders.

4. To the Europeans the New World seemed to be the place of innocence, freedom, and eternal youth.

Daniel L said...

Daniel L

1. Because the 500th anniversary had many indigenous and African descent identify him with imperialism, colonialism,and conquest. The National Council of Churches adopted a resolution calling October 12th a day of mourning for millions of indigenous people who died as a result of European colonization. 400th anniversary was commemorated with a massive Columbian Exhibition in Chicago. The Exhibition celebrated him as a man of mythic stature, an explorer and discoverer who carried Christian civilization across the Atlantic Ocean and initiated the modern age.

2. New foods were revealed between both worlds. Tomatoes, chocolate, corn, and turkey changed the European diet. The Europeans then introduced sugar, cattle, pigs, and ginger to the Americans. Global patterns of trade were overturned as crops grew in the new world. Such as tobacco, rice, and sugar. It fed growing consumer markets in Europe. The natural enviroment was also transformed.

3. The Indian people had no natural immunities which caused the greatest mass deaths in human history. Diseases such as measles and smallpox had reduced the populations by 50 to 90 percent. From Peru to Canada, disease lowered the resistance that Native Americans were able to offer to European intruders.

4. To many Europeans, the New World seemed to be a place of innocence, freedom, and eternal youth. Columbus himself believed that he landed near the Biblical Garden of Eden. The perception of the New World as an enviroment free from the corruptions and injustices of European life would provide a vantage point for criticizing all social evils. So while the collision of three worlds resulted in death and enslavement in unprecedented numbers, it also encouraged visions of a more perfect future.

Cody Millar said...

1. The four hundredth anniversery Christopher Columbus was thought of as a hero, a man of mystic stature. In the five hundredth anniversery Columbus was thought of as a imperialist, colonialist, and conquerer.

2. Some of the results of the meeting of the two worlds were global trade, new foods from both hemispheres, and tobacco and rice to European marketers.

3. Some of the impact of European diseases on the Native Americas were with no natural immunity, small pox, measles, and mumps, decreased the population by 50-90%.

4. Christopher Columbus' discovery contributed to the modern concepts of progress because the new world was a place of freedom and innocence, the new world seemed to be a place free from corruption and injustices.

Meg V. said...

1.The 500th anniversary of Columbus was treated differently than the 400th anniversary becasue the people in 1893 celebrated a huge "Columbian Exhibition" in Chicago. They believed Columbus was a mythical person. They said he was an explorer and discover who lead the Christian civilization across the Atlantic ocean and started the modern age. While during the 500th anniversary the people descibed Columbus with imperialism, colonialism, and conquest.

2.Some results of the meeting of the two worlds were new foods which reshaped the diets in both hemispheres. The natural enviorment was transformed and the horse also became known.

3. The diseases had a big impact on the Native Americans. They caused the greatest mass deaths in human history. The diseases killed 50 to 90 percent of the Indian population.

4.Columbus contributed to the devlopment of the modern concept of progress becasue he encouraged the peoples visions for a more perfect future.

Victoria S. said...

1. On the 400th anniversary of Christopher Columbus, he was looked upon as a hero, or someone who was mythical. He believed to have carried Christian civilization to Americans.
Now, on the 500th Anniversary, they used terms such as imperialism, colonialism, and conquest to describe him. Meaning, he took over land, and conquered people. They blamed him for the millions that were dead due to European diseases.
The difference between the two Anniversaries is their opinion on his Legacy. Was he someone who was a great discoverer and brought great culture to the world or did he just bring upon diseases, slavery, and racism?


2. The results were global exchange of goods and ideas. Such as, new foods for both of the hemispheres. Global trade, including crops, tobacco, and rice. A natural environment, in which the Europeans helped doing by clearing forests. The introduction of horses for hunting and herding. Also, some negatives, such as death and diseases, which led to slavery.

3. Due to the decreased Native American population, which was by 50-90%, Africans were put into slave trade.

4. They looked to a new world of innocence, freedom, and youth. They had visions for a perfect future.

jacob m said...

1. in the 400th anniversary he was remembered as a hero, but the 500th he was remembered as a hero but more of what he brought with him and remembering the people that died.

2. they found native Americans, and took over their land.

3. they brought diseases like mumps, measles, and small pox with them and those diseases killed off 50-90% of the native Americans

4. he started the slave trade

Alex p said...

1. Many people of African descent identified Columbus with imperialism, colonialism and conquest. Found a resolution on October 12 mourning for millions.
2. They traded with the Native Americans like tomatoes,chocolate,potatoes and even their diseases which killed most of the Indians.
3. The impact of diseases were that the Indians had no immune system to all the diseases the Europeans had. 50-90% of the Indians died cause of diseases.
4. Columbus had a development of progress that helped modern concepts by finding a place of innocence and freedom for more of his people.

maria diroco said...

1. 400th- he was just a myth, and initiated the modern age.
500th- they started to look at him as more then a myth.

2. they traded culture and foods & brought progress.

3. most of them died because they had no natural immunities.

4. it created progress with slavery, disease and racisim.

Shannon C. said...

1. The 500th aniversary of Columbus was treated differently than the 400th anniversary because the 400th anniversary made it sound like Columbus was wonderful for bringing modern age, but the 500th anniversary they blame him for the millions who died from the diseases that were brought over and make Columbus sound like the bad guy.

2. The meetings of the two worlds brought new expierneces and discovery. Like new foods, trade , but not all things were good.

3. The European diseases had a huge impact on the Native Americans. Native Americans had no immunities. Many died from the diseases causing a decrease in population.

4.Columbus' discovery contributed to the modern concept of progress because people thought the new world was a place of freedom, innocence, and eternal youth.

Kristina Cassidy said...

1. Why was the 500th anniversary of Columbus' discovery treated differently than the 400th anniversary?

The 500th anniversary was treated differently, because people's perspective of Columbous changed from good to bad. With comments along the lines of "creating an American Holocaust", and being held responsible for the death of millions.



2. What were some results of the meeting of the two worlds?

Some results, are trade, learing of new cultures, and disease spread.


3. Explain the impact of European diseases on the Native Americans.

The European diseases caused the death of millions of Native Americans, because they had no immunities and no medicinces to help get rid of them.



4. How did Columbus' discovery contribute to the modern concept of progress?

It contributed to the mondern concept of progress because trade started when Columbous came to America, and without trade we wouldn't have half of the things we have today.

Courtney e said...

1.500th anniversary was treated differently bxc many people identified columbus with imperialism,colonialism and conquest. the council of churches had a resoltion of calling oct.12th
day for the millions who died.


2.Some results were if columbus should be condemned, who brought problems to the world or should he be remembered as a great discoverer.

3.The impact of the European diseases on the Native Americans was that the European and Asian diseases were brought to the Native Americans who were not protected and killed many.

4.Columbus' discovery contribute to the modern concept of process by a new world which brought innocence,freedom,youth and visions of a perfect future.

Pat C said...

1. Why was the 500th anniversary of Columbus' discovery treated differently than the 400th anniversary?

The 500th anniversary was treated differently then the 400th because in the 400th years the people dident discover as much as information as the people did in the 500th year.

2. What were some results of the meeting of the two worlds?

Some of the results meeting of the two worlds wa that they both started to trade goods so earch world would have more things to prvide.

3. Explain the impact of European diseases on the Native Americans.

The impact on European diseases on the Native american was very big there were many diseases that spread arround and killed many people.

4. How did Columbus' discovery contribute to the modern concept of progress?
Columbus contribute to the modern concept of progress by discovering a new world and the people thought when there living there, their would be a place for innocence, freedom, and eternal youth.

Josh P said...

1.In the 400th anniversary of Columbus sought him out to be a man of mythic stature, an explorer,and discoverer. In the 500th anniversary made him out to be imperialism, colonialism,and conquest.

2. New foods introduced to both hemispheres, the global patterns of trade were overturned, and the natural environment was transformed.

3. The diseases reduced the resistance that the Native Americans had to offer o European intruders.

4. The Europeans thought of the New World as the place to be and a place of innocence, freedom,and eternal youth.

Brian H said...

1. In the 400th anniversary Christopher was looked up to. He was thought as a leader or a hero. In the 500th anniversary it was looked as a legend or a great story.

2. There was new foods to both worlds and trade was changed.

3. These diseases reduced the population of the native americans by a lot.

4. With this New world there was a place of freedom and innocence. There was a new place to live that columbus discovered.

keith said...

1. The 500th anniversary was different because people felt that he brought pain to the native people. the 400th was cellibrated with an exhibition.

2. There were new foods introduced and also a number goods traded new to both worlds.

3. The impact was prolific and killed more than half the indigenous people that lived in Central America.

4. It was the new world and the idea of freedom, a new feel that was not corruption