Age of Discovery The Age of Discovery is a period when European monarchies sent out ships, and found out the new sea-route towards West Africa and America continent. Initially, in the 15th century, the biggest participant was the Portuguese, who was dominant in discovering the North and South Africa and South American coast of Brazil, and in slave and gold trading. Seeing the profits, increasing number of monarchies, including Spain, England and France, started to send out ships and participated in slave trading with Africa and colonizing America. Considering the timing of the Age of Discovery, I would conclude that the Renaissance is the most significant reason for the happening of Age of Discovery. Firstly, with the coming of the Renaissance,
Have you ever seen a yellow river? Golden river, not so golden after all. In Colorado there was a mine spill in the Animas River that affect many people, animals and their land. The Animas River was polluted with with toxic chemicals that have left an environmental disaster and people can get diseases, from the water, leaving people to wonder if their way of life will ever be the same. The Animas river flowed a yellow color through several states contaminating hundreds of miles of land and the biggest indian reservation in the nation.
In this article they talk about how a Siberian gulag is one of the most polluted place in the world and how one man found a way to make profit off of it. This man is named Vladimir M. Stratyev; He is a miner of air pollution. In this area, metal particle rain down on the city and builds up in the river and on the streets. This is because of the smelter that produces one-fifth of the world’s nickel. When the metal cloud started to fall on the city Mr. Stratyev was a business opportunity.
16th century Enclosure Movement turned many peasants into wage laborers B. The New Monarchies and the Expansionist Impulse 1. Monarchs in France, England, Spain created social & political stability a. strong armies, bureaucracies, taxes → economic revival b. Renaissance (innovation, freedom of thought) → impulse to expand 2. Goals of expansion: find oceanic route to Asia & tap African gold at source 3.
During the 16th and 17th century, Europeans were a force to be reckoned with. Starting with Columbus, a movement was sparked in which claiming the most land was the goal of many European powers. With their guns, germs and steel, European countries worked towards establishing a foothold in many parts of Asia, Africa, and the New World. Strategically having established colonies and trading ports in areas vital to commerce, Europeans were able to create a global trade, connecting many part of the world. In the 16th and 17th century Europeans were a driving force in the globalization, modernization and connections made in the ever-changing and power hungry world they dominated.
Gold Miners During the Industrial Revolution “The Mining Boom” “Bonanza!” was yelled when a large amount of valuable gold or silver was found. Gold was mostly found in California and Colorado around 1859 during the Industrial Revolution. The Industrial Revolution was the transition to new manufacturing processes. This new deposit of gold and silver was found throughout the west about 10 years after the California Gold Rush. Colorado found a good amount of gold and silver at Pikes Peak in 1859.
Why did the Europeans explore so prolifically between the 14-16 centuries? The ‘Age of Exploration’ is the period between the 14th-16th century. It is known for the European exploration into other parts of the world. The Age of Exploration is the period when European countries ventured into unknown territories to find spice routes, to set up trade routes with the East, to find new wealth in the form of gold and silver, and to spread Christianity. Many factors, mostly technological advances, made it easier for countries to explore beyond the European Continent at this time.
First, massive amounts of earth was blown away from hydraulic mining. Hydraulic mining uses high-pressured water jets to blow away sediment/earth and was a very efficient way of finding gold. The great power of the water blew threw bedrocks, destroyed mountainsides, led to deforestation, and caused debris flows and flooding in nearby towns. The hydraulic mining also caused major runoffs of sediment, which completely covered fertile farmland in valleys. The landscape was not only destroyed by hydraulic mining, miners also used dangerous chemicals that still leave effects on California today.
After the Civil War is when coal was a desperate need to fuel factories and railroads. Heavy equipment and explosives now rule the mountains with no stopping in sight. Nearly 800,000 acres of mountaintops have been ruined and thousands more are on their way to being destroyed. Just like the huge mine
Introduction It was near the end of 18th century that the geographical map of the world was fully navigated as a result of European exploration that initiated a series of changes to the global system today. The exploration started in the early 15th century with the Portuguese discoveries of Atlantic archipelagos and Africa, all the way to the discovery of America by Christopher Columbus in 1492, followed by the major exploration of the various parts of the world by European explorers. To the European surprises, the newly navigated areas were inhabited by respective ingenious populations long before their arrival. A lot of the explorers encountered various degrees of civilization, ideas and beliefs that differed greatly to the European perception