Christopher Columbus: The Commercial Revolution

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“Discovery consists not in seeking new lands but in seeing with new eyes” Christopher Columbus was born in 1451 in Genoa Italy. He had no schooling and helped his father carving raw wood until he was twenty-two. He learned the element of seamanship when he made long voyages and and a trip to the north african coast. Columbus had four siblings, married Filipa Moniz Perestrelo in 1479, he later then had two children Diego and Ferdinand Columbus. The explorer Christopher Columbus made four trips across the Atlantic Ocean from Spain: in 1492, 1493, 1498 and 1502. He was determined to find a direct water route west from Europe to Asia, but he accidentally stumbled upon the Americas. Though he did not really “discover” the New World–millions of people already lived there–his journeys marked the beginning of centuries of transAtlantic conquest and colonization. Claim 1 Supporters of this position believe the Commercial revolution was the growth of capitalism an economic system based on private ownership. Some of the reasons that they believe this is because the Commercial Revolution was a period of european economic expansion, colonialism, and…show more content…
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