Topics: Europe, Americas, Christopher Columbus Pages: 3 (786 words) Published: June 4, 2013
Mr. Stenger
AP History
3 June 2012

DBQ Essay
The world’s prior to 1492 and after 1648 were very different places. Columbus discoveries forced the worlds prior to 1492 and after 1648 to change. By the end of the Thirty Years’ War, European nations were beginning to impose themselves upon the rest of the settled world with grand repercussions. And while a couple people except experts and some government officials knew of the sources and reasons for the changes, nevertheless from 1492 onwards, the influences of the New World were irrevocably present in world history. Based on these documents, the Europeans coming America had a positive and negative effect on people, resources, and economics.

Many different groups of people were affected by the Europeans coming to the Americas. The Mayas believed that the Europeans brought disease with them when they came to the Americas. When the Mayas encountered the disease, it was like Hitler committing genocide. The stench of all the bodies was horrible. Now, since the disease was encountered for the first time, the Mayas were not immune to anything like that. The plague increased the mortality rate dramatically.

Back in the day, slavery was very common among the countries. In Spain, their men are being transported to America to work as slaves on plantations. Not very many return because their owners will not let them. As time goes by, more slaves will be transported to America and will make Spain’s population decrease. It will put our remnants at risk.

Many cities were very high class and had a lot of valuables. There is a city called Angola, which had a lot of damage done to it. The men are thieves with greedy minds were hungry for the valuables and commodities, which the thieves are bent upon. When the thieves get to those valuables and take them and then will sell those valuables for money.

The good cities were searched everywhere leaving no stone unturned and was also wiped out. Many nations were demolished...
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