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Diversity Among The Ages Diversity has caused problems ever since the first Europeans landed in the West Indies and up in till present day. Every Meeting between different races, different cultures, and different skin colors has made people see diversity among each other. Diversity has caused people to kill, to conquer, and to destroy. The fact that diversity is apart of the United States of America has made this country as great as it is today. Diversity in America started in 1492 between the newly arriving Spaniards and the native Americans. When the natives saw these towering men they thought of them as gods for they had light skin and thundering beast called Horses. But the Europeans didn't not think of these people as threats because they had no advance weapons or technologies. From the Movie we watched called "1492" we saw what it was like for the Native Americans. They were made slaves and had to give all their gold to the Spaniards. The diversity of the white man thriving for gold and the natives in no need of gold and of the diversity of the whites being immune to diseases that the Indians were not immune to. This caused a great problem for the Indians because they had gold the Spaniards wanted and they were not immune to deadly diseases such as small pox and syphilis. Because of the diversity between these two different cultures one cause death and annihilation for one side and wealth and land for another. ...read more.


This became a major conflict between the colonies and Great Britain because if they moved westward it would be vary hard to keep them under British control. The colonist felt not sorrow but anger towards this law because they felt that they had died for this land and it was not right for Britain to stop them from claiming the land as their own. Also they were not represented in parliament so that they could not help chose what laws were passed against them. Because of Britain being in a war with the French it became very costly, so they decided to tax the colony to make up for the debt. Such taxes as the stamp act, Townsend act, and the tea act caused great upheaval because they thought it was unfair to them as stated in this famous quote " no taxation without representation". So then started beginning of separation from Britain with the formation of the first continental congress. There was also diversity shown in this forum with the radicals and the moderates. The moderates wanted fast and quick defiance from Britain and the moderates wanted gradual change through compromise with Britain. Well the continental congress voted on list of resolves, which called for Britain to end the intolerable acts and rejected the raising of money by taxing. This started the Revolutionary war. During the war there were people who were loyal still to the crown and fought for them in America. ...read more.


The northern states had a problem with it, so some led underground railroads to free slaves and to get them to the north. Another big problem was popular sovereignty, which allowed new territories to vote on slavery. Whites from the north and south flocked to new territories such as Kansas and Nebraska, to fight for their cause either to stop the advancement of slavery or to further it. With the election of the minority North President Lincoln an abolitionist this caused the south to vote on seceding from the nation. The vote passed unanimously for which 7 states seceding from the union to form their own nation called Confederate States of America. At this point in history diversity was so apparent that our nation split into two because of a difference in the belief of slavery. Thus Lincoln responded saying that he would not stand for this. This was the beginning of the civil war because a difference in beliefs and life. All along the timeline of America's history you see diversity not only because of race but in the belief in your own way of life and that if someone wants to change it you must stand up for your way of life and your beliefs. This is seen in the north and in south, the creation of our government, the thirteen original colonies, and of the first landing of Columbus. But this great nation called America that is referred to as "The Melting Pot" has and must be open to diversity no matter the color, the belief, the customs, or the religion of a individual. Because this is what makes this country greatest country in THE WORLD. ...read more.

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