In July 1509, the Venetian Senate enlisted the Ottomans for military help against France. They had a trading relationship as well. Many accusations and criticism were faced by the Venetians as a result of allying with the Ottomans. In addition, France and the Ottomans shared a mutual enemy, the Habsburgs. As a result, it was King Francis I who assisted Ottomans in expanding to the Habsburgs.
Isabella sponsored the voyage of Christopher Columbus which brought money to Spain and a new world. When Columbus discovered the new land they were given to Castile because of Isabella’s sponsorship. With the new world some Native Americans were sent to the new land to be slaves but Isabella disagreed with that and believed they should be treated fairly and with justice. Ferdinand and Isabella were parsons and they made Spain better by establishing buildings and institutions for education. Ferdinand and Isabella both knew Latin and they could read.
The War of 1812; A War that forged a Nation The War of 1812 lasted from 1812-1815, and was fought between the fledgling nation of the United States of America against the British Empire, including its North American colonies, as well as its Native American allies. The war was brought about by many reasons: The British War against Napoleonic France led to a paralysis of American trade, the impressment of U.S. merchant sailors into the Royal Navy which further impeded the American economy, British support of Native American tribes’ opposition towards American westward expansion, as well as outrage over affronts against national honor, notably due to British actions at sea. However, after nearly three years of war, no conclusive winner was determined.
Christianity was an essential component for empires in 15th century Europe. Religion became a powerful driving factor for the Spanish to convert and colonize the Americas in a process they justified as divine duty. Invoking religion was not a simple solution to this controversy as it could be used with great efficiency by both sides. Although the Spanish conquistadors generally pressed the importance of converting the natives as a justification for their conquest, conversion being a core tenant of the faith, Bartolome de Las Casas highlighted the grievous sins committed by the conquistadors and how this fundamentally violated the precepts of the faith itself. Thus, mounting convincing challenge to the fidelity towards these religious principles.
The Fall of Constantinople on May 29, 1453 by the Ottoman Turks was a battle that changed the world history. When the Ottoman Turks conquered Constantinople, the capitol city of the Eastern Roman Empire, a new country was later developed known as Turkey. With this conquest, a new group of people came in with a different religion known as Islam. I decided to write about this battle, because I wanted to learn more about how and why the Ottoman Turks decided to fight for this land. Another reason why I decided to write on this topic is because, if it was not for the invention of cannons, gun powders and Sultan Mehmed II’s strategies, the defeat would have not been easy and possible.
Their reason for settlement in the Americas had largely to do with the hopes of finding goods, wealth, and land. As a matter of fact, during Christopher Columbus’s first voyage he not only discovered the New World, but as well as conquered territories such as San Salvador, Cuba and Hispaniola as Spanish possessions (America, Spanish Conquest). At the time on his first trip he left behind a group of Spaniards in Hispaniola in order to colonize it and find gold. However, to his surprise they were all gone when he came back. Current historians do not have a specific answer to their disappearance but some say they were killed by the inhabitants of Hispaniola because of mistreatment.
In the 1500s, the Protestant Reformation swept through England and caused people like John Calvin to make up their own religions. Henry VIII made the Anglicanism the official religion of England, and any dissenters, even dissenters who belonged to the Church of England, were persecuted. Puritans were some of these dissenters, and they migrated to the New World seeking religious freedom, a place to live the way they believed was pleasing to God. As the Puritans' lives were shaped by their religion, so too did their religious values and ideas influence the political, social, and economic development of the New England colonies. That their belief that people should obey religious authority and their value of unity shaped the northern colonies'
The Ottoman and Mughal empires both used Islam in their culture, economy, wars, and society. It influenced their art, the way they treated non-Muslims, their motivations for war. It is important to note that both empires were influenced differently by their majority religion. However, both the Ottomans and Mughals were heavily influenced as Islam was a major part of everyday life from the art to the bureaucracy. The Mughal Empire had different origins compared to the Ottoman Empire, especially when it comes to the influence for their creation.
The Crusades that spanned centuries and continents are a series of religious wars between European Christians and Muslims over the control of the Holy land. The consequence of the Crusades had long lasting effects, in both Europe and the Holy land, socially, politically, and economically, even though their main goal had not been accomplished, according to the History Channels website. In Europe the crusades led to the breakdown of the feudal society and with the end of feudalism brought about the conditions that lead to the Renaissance. Many feudal lords, Knights and nobles went off to fight in the crusades and many did not return. This caused a shift in power with Monarchs and Kings gaining control.
Firstly, annihilating the unity of religion in Europe resulted in the division of Christendom into Catholic and Protestant. It weakened the Church and its oppressive clergy, while restoring the pure form of early Christianity. Additionally, the Reformation helped to separate the Church and state. Secondly, empowering monarchs by sacrificing church officials facilitated the movement towards the modern centralized worldly state. Although absolute monarchy was a significant factor of political liberty, Protestantism also contributed to this growth.