There are many different explanations as to why most of the main known world powers decided to head to the New World. The first Europeans to reach the Americas, the Spanish, had reached there for at first only exploration. They were trying to explore a faster and more efficient route to trade with the Asian countries. That was easily changed once they discovered the Indigenous people. They thought them to be inferior so they started to treat them that way. They used them as slaves and decided to exploit them by selling them as slaves to people back in Europe which started a new kind of slavery. The French had only one main reason for traveling to the Americas, and it was different from all the rest. They only wanted to make some money over there by setting up a fur trade system with Indians and Europeans. They did this by making alliances with neighboring tribes that rivaled the Iroquois. All they did was help protect the Indian tribes that they made a treaty with from their enemies... [continues]
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