Have you ever wondered why European explorers came to the Americas or the New World? Well, they came to spread their religion, wealth, and find new trade routes. But, to get their they needed special tools such as astrolabes and compasses. While they brought back foods such as potatoes and squash. European explorers wanted to find new trade routes to Asia and to also spread their religion.
Have you ever wondered about all of the important contributions that The Corps of Discovery made towards the United States? The Corps of Discovery were led by two important people Lewis and Clark. Throughout the journey Lewis and Clark made several great achievements that include: mapping the west, befriending the indians, and valuing cooperation. The Corps of Discovery led by Lewis and Clark was held to explore the Louisiana Purchase. They set out in an expedition to discover and learn about the new land.
The purpose of the, Letter of Columbus, Describing the Results of his First Voyage, was to inform about his discoveries and formally claim new territories. Columbus wrote this letter to Luis de Santangel, secretary of the royal court of spain, and I think that Columbus just wanted to show off his accomplishments to the royal courts, especially to King Ferdinand and Queen Isabel. I believe that the reason Columbus wanted them to know about everything that occurred was because he was sponsored by them and he just wanted to show them that the voyage was successful and not a fail. I noticed that throughout the letter, Columbus exaggerated a lot about his discoveries and the people he met; this might of been because he wanted the King and Queen
I am Panfilo Narvaez, and I was the leader of the expedition. Cabeza De Vaca was a captain of one of my many ships that I had. I was from Spain and they sent me to find land. The King and Queen wanted us to get land for them so they can take over, so I listened to them. So I did what they told me to do, and followed my navigation’s I had.
In this paper, the epic journey and expedition of Cabeza de Vaca would be discussed that why is his tale significant to understand the Spanish invasion of the Americas, what communication difficulties did he faced and what were the main aspects of his journey and our learning’s about native societies. 1. Alvar Núñez Cabeza de Vaca (c.1490-c.1560) was born in Jeréz de la Frontera, Spain, to a respectable family; his initial profession was in the military. It was from San Lúcar de Barrameda that Cabeza de Vaca was to start his first venture in 1527 and, he was delegated second in charge of an expedition headed up by Panfilo de Narváez, who needed to assert the domain from Florida to Mexico for Spain. .
There is much controversy over Christopher Columbus and his expeditions to, and explorations of, the “New World”. For generations, people have been taught that Columbus was the one to ‘discover’ the Americas, however, there is a plethora of information and different sources that prove otherwise. There are several different parties that stake claim to having ‘discovered’ America before Columbus; one of such parties is the president of Turkey who addressed that Muslims had set “contacts between Latin America and Islam dating back to the 12th century. In addition, the first of Columbus’s journeys to the Americas occurred in the year 1492 (on which he landed in the Bahamas), yet nearly five hundred years before Columbus -and two hundred years
In 1492, Christopher Columbus made a discovery that affected the lives of many different ethnic groups around the world, in the years to come. The Spanish were funding his trip were trying to find a quicker way to get to the ports of the Asia and Columbus thought that he could find it by sailing westward. Instead of finding said route, he instead found the West Indies and what would eventually become North and South America. Now this would lead the Spanish, French, and English to start colonizing the “unclaimed” ground in the New World. When the Spanish started to colonize the New World, the natives were first conquered but then eventually accepted into the Spanish hierarchy of things.
Finally, in 1504, Cortés boarded a ship commanded by Alonso Quintero, departing for the west. Quintero may have had some influence on Cortés. Due to Quintero trying to sneak away and secure the “market” for himself because of his ambitions. Though not successful, he may have rubbed off on Cortés. In Hispaniola Cortes went to the house of the Governor, who he knew from Spain.
What do we know about Christopher Columbus? Well, in 1492 “he sailed the ocean blue”. Columbus set sail to find a western trade route to Asia for Spain, and spread Christianity. This seems like a satisfactory thing to do. However, some of the acts he committed afterwards I do not agree with.
Traveling hundreds of thousands of miles through dangerous paths American pioneers took on hardships as they sought westward in hopes of a better life. The journey westward began in the early 1800s when the US exploded with new territory’s nearly tripling the US’s size. It all started in 1803 when the US bought the Louisiana Territory from France. Quickly, many farmers picked up their belongings and headed out west to the rich, fertile land for a fresh start. Next, Andrew Jackson invaded Florida claiming it for the US which was also another opportunity for settlers to begin a new life.