the 16th century two massive empires ruled over Latin America. The Inca and the Aztec once ruled the area where both empires have many advantages on physical features which lead to the development of the empires. For the better advantage the Inca Empire would excel at the development of their empire better than the Aztec Empire. Living on the Andes Mountains the Inca Empire created Adobe or Stone brick homes from their ingenuity to over come the rainy like weather. With their ingenuity and craftsmanship this civilization created elevated aqueducts that prevents floods hitting their home in which it did work as some still stand.
Spanish influence in the New World was very prevalent before the arrival of English settlers. Soon, after a few failures to colonize, success was finally had due to a number of factors: The Protestant Reformation, the defeat of the Spanish Armada, and the economical changes in England. In the 1500’s religion played a big role in England and Spain’s relationship, more specifically their dedication to the Roman Catholic Church. They also bonded over the marriage of Henry VIII of England and Catherine of Aragon. The relationship between the English and the Indians seemed to begin positively.
Once they sighted the stars they were able to calculate their latitude. The magnetic compass was used to help explorers more accurately track direction. Cartography was the skill of mapmaking and maps were made faster by using the printing press. In conclusion God, glory, gold, and advanced technology led to European exploration. Portugal was able to discover a sea route to Asia because of three very important people, Prince Henry, Bartolomeu Dias, and Vasco da Gama.
Inhabited by indigenous people ( having a set of specific rights based on their historical ties to a particular territory, and their cultural or historical distinctiveness from other populations that are often politically dominant) before coming under Spanish control in the 16th century. Costa Rica is considered one of the most stable, prosperous, and progressive nations in Latin America. Moreover, the Costa Rican culture was heavily influenced by Spanish
His motivations were like those of most men in that time: God, Gold, and Glory. Columbus wanted to become rich by finding the spices that were in Asia and he also wanted to prove that Asia wasn’t really that far from Europe. He also wanted to spread Christianity through his journey. As well as his theory being proven correct, he also had many things to gain. In his journal it states, “[Your Highness] ordered me to proceed with a sufficient armament to the said regions of India, and for that purpose granted me great favors, and ennobled me that thenceforth I might call myself Don, and be High Admiral of the Sea, and perpetual Viceroy and Governor in all the islands and continents which I might discover and acquire, or which may hereafter he discovered and acquired in the ocean; and that this dignity should be inherited by my eldest son, and thus descend from degree to degree forever.” (Medieval Sourcebook: Christopher Columbus: Extracts from Journal, Paragraph 1) From this we can clearly see all he had to gain from this
The natives of Latin America have long made strong efforts to survive and thrive. With these efforts they live up a legacy that influences our society. By influencing today’s society, the Mayan, Aztec and Incan empires have made great accomplishments both in the past and present. These empires help shape today’s culture and with that they will help shape up the past. Thousands of years ago the Mayan empire was the biggest western empire of its time.
Tupac Amaru was an integral figure during the Bourbon Reforms in the 18th century. He fought for the independence of indigenous Peruvians, and his courage, perseverance, and dedication during this period was remarkable. These qualities, however, were not the only factors that influenced his actions during this time. Tupac Amaru’s dedication to the Catholic Church played an important role in his rebellion because it allowed him to persevere and fight for independence despite many setbacks. The Tupac Amaru and Catarista Rebellions: An Anthology of Sources, compiled by Ward Stavig and Ella Schmidt, contains several important excerpts that highlight the importance of Amaru’s religion.
Queen Victoria and Prince Albert both wanted to share the knowledge that Great Britain held with the nations of the world. The exhibition led to an increase in trade and immense competition, which would fuel the economy into present day. The event also celebrated the acceptance of Prince Albert as part of the British people, not just as a foreigner. The Crystal Palace is still a symbol of the Victorian era (Felder 135) and the impacts it had in its own territory, and around the world as
The wealth of the order also grew under the leadership of Salze, where their wealth was based on the charity of the people under his reign their popularity grew and allowed them to better publicize themselves and their work. In contrast the “Order of the Templar sources of income diversified, as it acquired plunder from it’s military campaigning and began to deploy and invest its own wealth in Western Europe”. The presence of the Teutonic knights remained a strong faithful military order dedicated to the Christian faith and it’s holy ground and people, until the early 1400’s where
The Spanish, French, and British conquests for the “New World” shaped the world into what it is today. The conquests that occurred are fairly the same time in history, for similar reasons, their storylines are different from one another immensely. The Spanish government has had a great influence on the shaping of the United States and Great Britain’s government, however not as great of an influence on democracy. The text will talk about comparing and contrasting the Spanish, French and the British. on the “New World.” At the time, the French and Spanish had crossed the Atlantic Ocean and entered the “New World” as servants of the crown, which were governed by sovereigns.
The Manifest Destiny was the expansion of the United States allowing it to stretch from coast to coast. Americans believed that they were fated by God to expand the nation and make the United States more stronger. The Manifest Destiny was believed to be fated by God because many things were easily handed to the Americans such as winning against the United Kingdom in the War of 1812 , taking over Spain without any big conflict and lastly, the Louisiana Purchase by Thomas Jefferson. Both, Jefferson and the Manifest Destiny, took action to make the United States more
• The English was in constant competition with the Spanish and the English in a way envied the Spanish. The English hoped to find gold just as New Spain did. This became apparent when they granted 6 million acres to the Virginia Company. o Although technically North America belonged to the Spanish, the English went around the borders of North America in search of profitable goods. o They became successful in defended a Spanish Armada which led to the grant of the Virginia Company.
Class, I decided to do this week forum on forum question one. Above I highlighted key colonial Strategies that the Dutch, French, and the Spanish used when they reached the new world, a common motivation for each of the countries was to further boost their economy. In order to do this each one had to form relations with the Native Americans. These relations were key to the success of the Europeans Strategies. Each nation even with common goals used different tactics.