In addition, the trade routes the Mongols opened up introduced Europeans to “Asian goods […] [,] and the ensuing European demand for these products eventually inspired the search for a sea route to Asia. Thus, it could be said that the Mongol invasions indirectly led to Europe’s “Age of Exploration” in the 15th century.” This left a major impact on the world, as Christopher Columbus discovered America inadvertently on a search for a sea route from Europe to Asia. The discovery of America was a major event in world history, and it only happened as it did because of the Mongols’ influence on the Age of Exploration. This shows that the Mongols’ reopening of trade routes influenced major world history events in a positive
Levy tells the story of Hernan Cortes, originally setting sail from Spain, as he sailed from Cuba to the shores of Mexico in 1519, eager about the discovery of new lands. Cortes, as well as many other explorers during this time, was inspired by the Three G’s: God, gold, and glory. He planned to conquer the new lands for Spain, to convert the natives to Catholicism, and to obtain the riches of the land, mostly gold. Conquistador is basically a record of the last days of the Aztec civilization, as the two groups, the Aztecs and the Spaniards, clash, and the Spaniards ultimately come out on top. When Cortes and his men first arrived on the island of Cozumel in 1519, they were unaware that a complex and advanced civilization was just beyond the shores of Mexico.
The Vikings first came to Ireland in 795 AD, when it was recorded in the Annals that they arrived at Lambay Island, they were of Scandinavian origin. While the Vikings are best known for being raiders, their name Viking comes from an Old Norse word meaning ‘sea-robber’, it is also known that the Vikings were successful merchants and ship builders. On their arrival they raided and plundered but later they began to settle and contributed to the urban development of Ireland by establishing towns and cities and establishing trading networks. Thus the Vikings had a significant role in urban development in Ireland. Hurley discusses their contribution to urban development in Ireland, he notes that, “All the port cities, Dublin, Waterford, Cork
After they explored all the islands and found lots of goods, such as gold, tobacco, and some spices, on the return trip back to Spain was really tough for Columbus and his crew members, because on the way back, the Santa Maria ship (The one captained by Columbus) was wrecked and the captain of The Pinta sailed off and tried to beat Columbus back to Spain. Columbus returned to Spain in the Nina, arriving on March 15, 1493. When Christopher Columbus landed in America, he thought he was the first person to discover it, and thats what alot of people still believe today, but that is not entirely true. Before Christopher Columbus arrived to America, a viking named Leif Eriksson was really the one who discovered America, and many other countries also claim that they discovered America way before Columbus. He wasn't even the first European explorer to set foot in
Adeena Liang Ms. Udwin AP World 1A November 14th, 2016 Mongol DBQ The 13th and 14th centuries were an eventful time in history. One of the events includes the Hundred Years’ War, which basically created nationalism and a more modern form of warfare. Another event was the Black Death, which was a deadly disease that spread along the Silk Road and wiped out about half of Europe. The most important event was the creation Mongol Empire, a powerful force that emerged from the steppes of Central Asia. The ruler of this empire was Genghis Khan, who along with his descendants expanded the Mongol Empire to include lands from Eastern Asia to Eastern Europe.
First, at the time of his first voyage, Christopher Columbus was experienced navigating treacherous waters, keeping meticulous journals mapping direction of travel, winds experienced, and land marks, and indigenous population encountered (Bandelier). These journals and letters served the first charts mapping the eastern and western “trade winds,” by which later explorers would use to travel in their explorations (“Trade Winds and the Hadley Cell”). Columbus wrote an extravagantly detailed letter to Luis de Santángel, King Ferdinand II’s Finance Manager of the Spanish and friend and Court advocate,
History is a story of events that occurred. There are always different versions, different ways to see to same event. Each story can include different facts, lessons, and motives. Christopher Columbus’ voyage was a major point in history that leads to rapid development of the new world. His voyage opened up North America for colonization and leads to the successive globalization of the continents.
Give a brief description of the main features of the Viking expansion – raiding and trading routes, major settlements and conquests and discuss the different images of Vikings as traders and raiders and why the expansion stopped. Main features Viking expansion Main features of the Viking expansion are raiding, trading and colonisation. The geographical core area of the Vikings is present-day Denmark, Norway and Sweden. The Viking expansion started in 793 with the first raid and ended around 1050. The division of the geographical core area is important, because this division also separates Vikings in the way took part in the expansion Norwegians travelled west- and southwest to colonise.
They used these new weapons to fight and drive away the Dakota Sioux and Fox peoples and take over their lands during the 18th century" (Dwyer and Adare). Sometimes, they even fought side by side with French against the British. With time, the population of colonists increased, and settlers demanded even more and more land to sustain their newfound population. By the 19th century, the Europeans moved into the Western territories of Northern America and Ojibwe were forced into reservations. The ease with which the Ojibwe were driven away from can be partially attributed to their own misstep.
Tony Nunez Ms. Turcik Viking- Exploration & Conquest Mar. 1 2018 Viking Exploration & Conquest The Vikings dominated trade and exploration from 793 Ad to 1066 Ad. This time period was known as the Viking Age. The Vikings established a name for themselves as Traders, Explorers and Warriors. They explored in Greenland and parts of Canada five hundred years prior to Columbus.