On August 3, 1492 Christopher Columbus set sail westward from Palo inspecting to sail around the world and reach the east side of Asia for gold and other earthly riches. On October 11, 1492 his plans were compromised. Instead of reaching Asia Columbus discovered an unknown inhabitant land, what we know was North and South America. Now before Columbus came to America there were people living there. The first people recorded living there were Native Americans called the Jaradite Nation.
A few years after Columbus’s discovery, citizens from Europe came over to the Americas and made it a colony under Europe’s rule. The movement was peaceful until the Europeans became greedy for land and started pushing the Native Americans westward across America. While trying to take care of all the land the colony’s inhibitors kept getting sick. To solve the workload problem, colonist started importing Africans to make them work cruelly making America what it is today.
Years later, the colony of Europe was getting fed up because they were paying for Europe’s expenses. They felt that in order to be taxed by Europe they would need some form of representation. A lack of empathy from Europe led to the desire for independence. The steps to gaining independence were hard and many lives were lost in the following war, but the colonies pulled through and gained freedom. The colonies, now known as America, openly agreed with each other about how much they hated European rule. It was then that democracy was first established in there and stayed with them for as long as the nation lasted. The reason they all so readily accepted democracy was because it was the direct opposite of the type of government that they previously fell under.
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