England followed Spain into the New World, following the same methods of settling the land rather making war. The English and the Spanish had had histories of domination over other people. The English had subjugated the Welsh, Irish, and Scottish while the Spanish had wrested Spain from the Moors. Portugal had been the very first nation to conquer foreign lands and make an overseas empire. They had taken land in Africa and east Atlantic islands in the name of trade.
The Europeans had come to the Americas to find resources but also to spread their culture. However, even without war there was a huge death toll on the Native Americans. Diseases carried by the Europeans had killed a majority of the native Indians. In a year, whole tribes had been killed just from coming into contact with the Spanish and English. [continues]
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