Running head: DISCUSSION QUESTIONS TO BE ANSWERED IN SECTIONS
Discussion questions to be answered in sections
DISCUSSION QUESTIONS TO BE ANSWERED IN SECTIONS
What made Native American peoples vulnerable to conquest by European adventurers?
Keen to sought out newer venues to trade in regions other than Europe the European adventures
set themselves out to different parts of the world including Asia, America, and Africa. The
keenest aspect of their conquest was the simplicity in which the Europeans conquered their
subjects. Hence, in this case, I take a look at the American native people and how the fell subject
to the European conquest. First is very important to note that the American natives were easily
conquered merely because of their vulnerable nature. Hence three key points stand out and they
include the native's lack of knowledge, slave trade, and diseases. The American natives were
very vulnerable to European diseases that wiped out most of the native's population. These
diseases include smallpox and influenza to which the natives had no cure to hence making the
conquest task very easy for the European adventures since they had some of the treatments to the
diseases (Henretta, Edwards and Rebecca, 2012).
Secondly, the natives were severely short of knowledge, and this was an advantage to the
Europeans since they had the knowledge and skill set to practice some of the most curtail
community activities which included farming. The native used the traditional farming systems
that yielded much fewer crops making food become an issue to them. However, the European
adventures knew about agriculture and could introduce new methods that allowed maximum
harvest, hence making the natives fall subject to their conquest due to their knowledge.
Additionally, the simple understanding of the natives knowing that they were more regarding
population than the Europeans was unavailable hence they fought on different fronts and not a
united front. Therefore, this made it easy for the Europ...