Arrival of settlers in North America
During the 1820s, the Argentine governments carried out various acts demonstrating their sovereignty over the Malvinas Islands, including the appointment of governors, legislation on fishing resources and the granting of territorial concessions. In this context, Puerto Soledad was developed, whose inhabitants were engaged in cattle raising, sea lion hunting and providing services to ships that came to port.
At the end of 1831, a United States warship razed Puerto Soledad in retaliation for the capture of sea lion vessels of that nationality that had been found in violation of the fishing legislation by the Argentine authorities. The Argentine government immediately took steps to obtain reparations from the United States and at the same time sent a Navy schooner to reestablish order in the islands, which had been broken by the irruption of the American ship.
When order in Puerto Soledad had been restored, on January 3, 1833, a corvette of the British Royal Navy appeared and, supported by another warship in the vicinity, threatened with the use of superior force and demanded the surrender and surrender of the place. After the expulsion of the Argentine authorities, the commander of the British ship left one of the settlers of Puerto Soledad in charge of the flag and sailed back to his base. In 1834 the British government would assign an officer of the Navy to remain in the islands and only in 1841 would take the decision to “colonize” the Malvinas, appointing a “governor”.
Characteristics of English colonization in America
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English colonization in America
This article presents in tabular form the chronology of the main geographical, commercial, religious or military expeditions that contributed to the discovery and subsequent colonization of North America, with the dates of foundation of the main settlements by Europeans. (See also European colonization of America).
Leif Erikson, son of Erik the Red, arrives in Vinland (now the island of Newfoundland). The camp was located in the north of the island, at L’Anse aux Meadows, and lasted only a few decades, abandoned due to the aggressiveness, pillaging and above all the continuous harassment suffered by the colonists from the Indians (possibly Algonquians).
Christopher Columbus’ voyages, which put America in contact with Europe:* 1st voyage (1492-1493): he reached the island of San Salvador and officially discovered America, although he believed it was part of the Indies.* 2nd voyage (1493-1496): he undertook new explorations in the Antilles. * 3rd voyage (1498-1500): limits explorations and undertakes colonization work. 4th voyage (1502-1504): reaches the American continent for the first time, sailing off the coast of the southern part of the Yucatan Peninsula.
Colonization of North America summary
The expeditions carried out by the Dutch sought to expand their presence in America, compete with the English, take over trade routes and monopolize the European spice trade with the East Indies.
This entity founded its own cartographic department in the 17th century, known as the “Dutch golden century”, a period of great production of marine charts and nautical instruments derived from their voyages of exploration and their privileged geographical position.
In his exploration of the Navarino and Lennox Islands, Schapenham detailed the behavior, material culture and physical traits of the aborigines, and gave a detailed description of the construction of their canoes:
“They are worthy of admiration. To build them, they take the whole bark of a thick tree; they model it, cutting out certain parts and sewing them back together, so that it acquires the shape of a Venetian gondola. They work it with much art, placing the bark on timbers, as is done with ships in the shipyards of Holland” (Schapenham, in Gallez: 7).