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I am writing you today to inform you of a very important part of our nations history When colonists primarily from European countries such as England Spain and France founded our country we realized that we were not the first people to encounter this New World Natives who migrated across the Bering Strait before us inhabited the New World that is the western hemisphere including North and South America The Bering Strait is a strip of land that connects Russia to North America and that is how the natives that lived in the New World traveled to North America These natives that had lived in the New World for centuries had their lives changed when colonists first landed on their soil So what is occurring in the New World as a result of exploration and colonization The impact of colonization and exploration on the natives that lived there before colonization were not too fortunate with how things resulted for them However colonists got everything they ever wantedAs a result of exploration and colonization the New World was taken from the natives and European colonies were built in their place In the Chesapeake Bay land was taken from the natives and was replaced by colonies such as Jamestown and Williamsburg Not only was this happening in North America but also in the Caribbean islands and South America When Christopher Columbus landed in Hispaniola the area in the Caribbean that includes Haiti and the Dominican Republic he describes the area as very suitable for planting and cultivating and for the building of houses The Europeans repeatedly declared anything new they came upon to be theirs for resources and settling down and this tore natives from their homes farms and even religions when they were required to convert to Christianity Soon the natives had nothing left to call their own Columbus describes I found many islands inhabited by men without number of all which I took possession
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