The well known Christopher Columbus was not the only explorer from the Iberian Peninsula who shaped the world today. Vasco Da Gama, a less popular explorer, actually had a large impact and array of accomplishments. He set off for India in 1497, following his passion to explore and be the first to reach Calicut. Gama was placed on the Saõ Gabriel by King Manuel to find spices and open up a sea route to India. Gama was inspired to explore because of the Renaissance in Europe.
The reason for his very first voyage to what he thought was India, but later was found out to be Central America, was to get land for Spain. Eventually Columbus got all of the ships and money that he needed for his first voyage from Spain’s Queen Isabella. Later on, he had reached the opportunity to achieve his main goal that was caused by selfishness, he wanted to become rich. Queen Isabella was also just as selfish as Columbus was. The only reason that
This poem reflects the time period because Christopher also explored.This point of view is different from others because Columbus and Spanish colonization since Christopher found America but it's different because they have a different type of format. Document B is Letter from Columbus to King Ferdinand and Queen Isabella (1493). It is about
A major consequence of European exploration is the Triangular trade. The Triangular Trade is a time of horrific slave trade between European explorers and Africans. Europeans took the African population into a profitable slave trade organization, and brought them to the Americas. Not only were the slaves brutally beaten and separated from their families, they also were forced to work in harsh conditions and live in poor living conditions which promoted the spread of deadly diseases. Along with the treacherous amount of work they had; Africans received little to no income.
There was created a circle Europe provided Africa by manufactured goods; from Africa to America were trafficking slaves; and Europe gave raw materials from America. The slave trip across the Atlantic Ocean was called “Middle Passage“. Typically to cross Atlantic took 60-90 days but sometimes it take four months. People were suffered from hunger and diseases. A lot of people died in the way to the ship.
Small pox, measles, and malaria and just a few of the old world diseases that devastated native populations. In fact, “Native Americans died in appalling numbers, in many cases up to 90 percent of the population.” The diseases were at its worst in the Aztec and Inca Empires since the people lived close together. However, in the old world, disease related deaths were not nearly as prevalent as in the Americas. The reason for this difference is that the Native Americans had no domesticated animals (except llamas), which resulted in no acquired immunities to old world diseases.
Each story has multiple versions from different perspective. In this case, we have the two main sides, the Taino’s and the European’s. Both sides might say the same thing, however, they might be different when it comes to how they justify their actions and how they described the situation. For example, some might say that Columbus is a great explorer and a navigator because he discovered America in 1492. However, in other cases, he is thought of as the person who mistook the Americas as India and initiated the genocide of the Taino people.
When he reached back to Europe, he attempted to get financing for an expedition to find a new western route to find Asia, (also to prove his theory/belief) /Magellan eventually found a route to the pacific, now known as the strait of magellan. After joining a crew ship, Ferdinand Magellan has served Morocco yet was injured and had to return back to his country (Ferdinand Magellan). Through the years of 1520 to 1521, his ship has reached Guam and the Philippines with about 200 men (Ferdinand Magellan). He was killed in a battle between a rivalry of tribes in April 27, 1521 (Ferdinand Magellan). Objective was to discover
Morality was one of the saddest because Africans were not treated fairly at all. Africans were sold like animals, they also had their tribes burnt down and were forced into labor. During the time when everyone wanted Africa a lot of the country that tried taking over were white supremacy believers.
Not all African societies were equally affected, but countries such as Angola and Senegal suffered heavily (SAHO, s.a.). The most important consequences of the Atlantic slave trade were demographic, economic, and political (SAHO, s.a.). There can be no doubt that the Atlantic slave trade greatly retarded African demographic development, a fact that was to have lasting consequences for the history of the continent (SAHO, s.a.). At best, African populations remained stagnant (SAHO, s.a.). The export of the most economically active men and women led to the disintegration of entire societies (SAHO, s.a.).
1. Christopher Columbus- was a Spanish conquistador who went in front of the Spanish court to propose a plan to find a new ocean route for trade with the West Indies and Asia. Queen Isabella commissioned/funded his voyage to find a new trade route to Asia. He set out on this conquest with 3 ships - the Nina, the Pinta, and the Santa Maria. He crossed the Atlantic and made landfall on an island he named San Salvador which was part of the Americas.
The worst infectious disease which annihilated almost all of the Native American people was Small Pox. Small Pox was an Old World disease which was very contagious, disfiguring, and often deadly. The people of the Americas had no exposure to this kind of disease so when it struck them, they didn’t understand what it was, or how to cure it. So, when the old world people entered Americas, they bought their plants, animals and diseases which they already had exposure to, leading to their population growth, in contrast to Americas where the population declined due to lack to exposure to Old World life. In conclusion, the Columbian exchange changed the way of life of people in both the Worlds.
Therefore, the fastest way to reach Asia would be by sailing westward across the Atlantic. He submited his theories in 1484 to John II, King of Portugal. The King passed on the petition to the Royal Maritime commission, who rejected Columbus due to other ships already rounding the tip of Africa at the time. Columbus then moved to