The Age of Exploration occurred from 1400 to 1700 C.E. It is famously known as the Age of Exploration because it was a time when explorers from Europe travelled by sea to explore west of them, and make many geographical advances. Exploration was motivated by gold, glory, and God. Along with their motivation, the Europeans also wanted to find trading partners, new goods, new trade routes, and simply find new land. With exploration, there were many good effects and many bad ones. Today, there is mainly recognition to the how amazing the explorers are for what they discovered, but there is no recognition to what harsh decisions they made in the process and the many problems they caused. In modern times, European explorers, conquistadors, and settlers
In the 15 to 17 century’s during the Age of Exploration, Europeans would explore unknown region of the world. Explorers had different reasons of discovering these places from wanting to go there their whole life to doing it for trade with goods or to make money. One thing all of these explorers have in common is conquering the land they find for themselves or their country. Others may argue they are just explorers and do it for the fun. Some argue they were just merchants trading slaves and goods with other countries around them and some say they are missionary’s trying to convert the native people to their religion.
The Age of Exploration, starting from the 15th century and lasting until the beginning of the 17th century, was a period of time in which the Europeans explored the Americas and Africa while searching for a more efficient trade route with Asia. However, the Europeans did not just discover this lands, but also made use of them and the native population.The causes of the Age of Exploration were “God, Gold and Glory” which effects were the expansion of Christianity, importation of precious resources into Europe and colonization of new lands.
European exploration was brought on by the three G’s: God, gold, and glory. People wanted to spread Christianity whether it be Catholicism or Protestantism, while explorers such as Cortes were looking for gold to get rich and glory to get famous. This age of exploration was able to occur because of technological advances such as the caravel, cannons on ships, more advanced cartography, and the magnetic compass. The impact exploration had on the natives of the New World was changes in the natives culture, enslavement of the native people, and a massive population decrease.
For example, according to Document B, from 476 to 1100 there was a period of decline. "European civilization slipped back into semi-barbarism, the main reason for this decline was the lack of government that could keep order." Another example, from 1095 to 1192 many Europeans were involved in holy wars as Muslims and Crusaders fought in the middle east (The First Crusade). These wars showed a dark side in humanity. For example, The First Crusade Document B, described how the Franks pillaged and slaughtered, "The Franks slaughtered more than 70,000 people.
In the 1500’s and 1600’s, Europe dived into an era of exploration of new trade routes. Exploration carried out by explorers like Cortes, Diaz and Da Gama led Europe into new lands. The main motivations of these explorers were to gather spices and gold. Their countries were infatuated with the spices of Asia and with precious metals. Religion was not the main motivation for European exploration during the 15th and 16th centuries; however, the search for wealth was.
The Black Death (Plague of 1348) had a deep and lasting impact on Medieval Europe for a variety of reasons. First of all, the Black Death influenced the way people lived in Medieval Europe. People formed communities, isolated from each other. Men and women also abandoned their cities, houses, dwellings, relatives, property, and went abroad. It is clear that they believed that God would have mercy on them if they fled, or that the Plague would decline outside of the city walls.
Why you Don’t Need to be Smart to Get Good Grades Sophomore year, AP U.S. History. My class was writing a Document Based Question (DBQ) over Christopher Columbus and the Age of Exploration. (A document based question is an essay where you use factual evidence given in the form of documents to write an essay). I knew nothing! My mind was blanker than the vacuum of space itself.
Age of Exploration was a time of amazing adventure with causes that drastically change lives. In many ways, explorers change the state and the government, but what was for good than bad. The age of exploration brought technology, many different motives and effect in colonization. The age of exploration was a time of trouble, motivation drive, and inventions.
DBQ European Exploration From 1400 to 1700 C.E. the Europeans began explorations into the new world and made settlements in the Americas. The explorers included Columbus, Magellan, and Cortez, and they are known in this era also known as the Age of Exploration. One of the European countries to first explore was Spain; however, the Spanish were not, one would say, good house guests. The Spanish saw the natives as inferior and In need of Christianity. The settlers mistreated the natives even though the laws back in Spain declared justice in dealing with the natives.
It’s not a coincidence that every year on the second Monday of October, students have a day off from school. That day is used to commemorate Christopher Columbus’s arrival to the Americas. Christopher Columbus and many other explores departed from Europe seeking to discover new land. This time in history became know as the Age of Exploration. Historians debate whether the Age of Exploration is as great as it is said to be. There were several downsides to the Age of Exploration. This time period in history should clearly be remembered, but not celebrated due diseases that traveled and killed millions, and the unfair treatment of native peoples.
In 1492, Spanish crown assigned Christopher Columbus to set sail and search for the New World. It was a major success for Spain during the time; however, it was not an easy success because Columbus thought that the path to asia is a short path, It was not though. Luckily, the trade went well with the New World, which later brings a major change to European lives. But to think back, why Europeans did not cross the Atlantic Ocean until the year of 1492? There is an answer to that. Because in 1492, after the war was over, Spain was badly injured and needed recovery, so they need to seek out for new trade routes to help cover up the cost after the war; plus before 1492, Spain’s navigation and ship systems was very poor that they can not travel anywhere far and safely. 1492 was the perfect year to search for the New World.
Fourteenth Centaury Europe was a terrible place to live. The foundations of European Civilization were undermined because of the Black Death, the peasant revolts across Europe, and the Hundred Years War. The Black Death was caused by a multitude of different reasons. The Black Death spread to Europe through trade in the Mediterranean, the Huns, and a more centralized Europe. The Black Death spread so quickly overpopulation of cities.
The chapter in history from which I have derived my 3D project’s subject is the Age of Exploration. The Age of Exploration began during the fifteenth century and faded into the Scientific Revolution in the seventeenth century. During this time, many countries began exploring the world in search of wealth and the finer things in life, such as: silk, perfume, spices, precious minerals (or gold), furs, and land. Other reasons for exploration were fame and to spread Christianity to indigenous people. While trying to do the right thing and save other’s souls, Europeans attempted to save the souls of various indigenous tribes, and by save I mean they enslaved, raped, and slaughtered many of them in the name of their Christian God. This was also