Colonization Essay Topics

English Colonization

There is no other country than England that is so associated with colonization. Even though other countries like France, Spain, and even the United States have colonized countries, it is England who stands out because of the longevity of their practice of it. According to Merriam Webster, colonization means to make a colony which is… View Article

Colonization of First Nations

In the words of a quote by Angel, “You may be a whore, but at least you are getting paid. ” It is only appropriate that this paper, which will attempt to throw light on women sex workers, begins with a quote that has the words whore, at least and getting paid. Since time immemorial,… View Article

Genocide, Colonization and Imperialism

In her book, Civilising Subjects, Catherine Hall discusses the case of British imperialism was partly the result of the colonizers trying to recreate newly-acquired territories into their image. They tried to transplant civilization, the way they understood it, to these new lands and along with that came the attitudes which did not change. This was… View Article

Economic and Political Causes of European Exploration

By 1400s, European countries began to dominate the globe with trade and advanced technologies. England, Spain, France and Portugal emerged as the strongest nations in the 1400s and 1500s. For reasons separate for each, the dominant European powers desired to expand their reign beyond Europe. Europeans began exploring various economic reasons, but they did not… View Article

The Second Letter of Henan Cortes to Charles V

The Second letters to Charles V were written by Hernan Cortés of Spain in 1520. The letters were sent to Charles V to justify Cortés actions of attacking the Aztec’s against his superiors order. The letters that Cortés wrote details the lifestyle, and culture of the Aztec’s and how worshipped pagan gods. This document is… View Article

European Colonization of the Caribbean

The Spanish conquests in the Americas encouraged other European countries to expand their domains in the New World. In the latter half of the 16th century, Portugal conquered Brazil in the hope of upsetting Spain in South America. Between 1690 and 1650, the French, Dutch, and English made unsuccessful attempts to occupy the northern coasts… View Article

Age of Exploration

European influence in the Americas commenced in the late fifteenth century, when Christopher Columbus set sail for the Indies.However, he discovered a “new world”, the Americas. This phenomenal breakthrough would forever change the complextion of the world. European prominence in the Americas can be viewed as a catastophe. These newcomers exploited gold and silver from… View Article

Jamestown Colony vs. Chesapeake Bay Colony

In the early seventeenth century two separate groups founded two very different colonies. The first to be colonized was the settlement of Jamestown, located on the Chesapeake Bay which is in present day Virginia. Just over a decade later the colony of Plymouth was founded on what is now known as Cape Cod, Massachusetts. Though… View Article

Rhetorical Analysis of “A Modest Proposal”

Since the first British colonization attempts of Ireland the island had been a place of tyrannical oppression and prejudicial mistreatment. This went on for centuries, with constant rebellion and resistance. In 1729 Jonathan Swift, an Irish clergyman living in England, denounced the cruel policies of England in a backwards manner. His use of verisimilitude in… View Article