|Puritans & The Quest For Religious Freedom In America :
5 pages in length. Like so many other groups who sought a
better life, the Puritans created a new existence in America
different from what they had known in England. The year
was 1620 when the Puritans, an assembly of religious
Pilgrims who were persecuted for their beliefs, made their
way to the United States in an effort to separate themselves
from religious oppression. Their goal was to find a land
where they were free to practice their beliefs without the
constant torment, and America was just the place for which
they were searching. However, when they arrived, they
turned into the very element of persecution from which they
escaped; not only did they segregated their religion, but they
also refused to allow other groups attain the same religious
freedom they, too, had so badly sought. The writer discusses
the double standard of religious freedom and the Puritans.
Bibliography lists 4 sources. Purquest.wps
Native American Views Of Columbus : A 3 page paper that
discusses not only the genocide of indigenous peoples
instigated by Columbus on his voyages, but also that it
engendered the same policy in Euro-American societies. The
paper presents the viewpoint presented in a 1996 position
paper on Columbus and the fallacy of idolizing him as a
"hero," including statistics in support of the genocide
argument and the paper's/writers and contributors global
concerns for the environment (based on initial Seneca quote).
The position paper argument is backed by five other authors.
The paper posits that refusal to listen to these arguments has
serious implications for free-market societies. Bibliography
lists 6 sources. Natcol.wps
Native America: Doomed From the Start : A 5 page
discussion of the racism and hatred experienced by Native
Americans since their initial contact with the European
peoples who invaded their homelands. Provides several
quotes depicting the overall view that Native Americans
were subhuman and without rights. Concludes that although
much progress has been made in dispelling these views,
additional progress needs to be made. Bibliography lists 4
Native American Religion and Social Structure : 5
length. Native American culture revolves around spirituality
and religion; therefore, it is not surprising to find that their
strong religious beliefs had a great influence upon how their
social structure was established. Incorporating concepts of
holy associations, as well as that of political intervention,
Native American social structure was substantially
intertwined with religious and political principles as a means
by which to avow everlasting devotion to the spiritual forces.
The writer discusses how religion is the basis of Native
American social structure. Bibliography lists 4 sources.
White Mans Indian: A Review of the Book by
Berkhofer, Jr. : A 6 page discussion of the book by Robert
Berkhofer, Jr. Emphasizes the extreme diversity of Native
America and illuminates the numerous misconceptions held
by mainstream White America regarding Native
Americans. No additional sources are listed.
Causes & Consequences of Native American Migration :
A 5 page overview of the pre-Columbian history of the
people we call Native Americans. Includes possible reasons
for their migration to the Americas and describes the
complex evolution that resulted in many diverse cultures.
Describes the division between the cultural regions separated
by the Rio Grande river and differences that existed between
the governmental organization of Aztec and Inca. Concludes
with a summary of the decimation Native Americans
experienced upon contact with European cultures.
Bibliography lists 4 sources. Namigrat.wps
Impacts to Native Americans In The 16th & 17th Centuries :
A 4 page overview of the different approaches to
colonization of Spain and Portugal verses England, France,
and Holland in the 16th and 17th Centuries. Describes
differences in their interactions with Native Americans.
Bibliography lists 5 sources. Contcolo.wps