The development and advancement of new technologies had encouraged exploration because of the desire to demonstrate and test the new technologies such as the compass and gunpowder. The use of gunpowder had consequently improved the desire to trade as well. The improvement of technologies such as shipbuilding and mapmaking had provided the ability, once not available, to colonized and explore the seas. b. Religion had become increasingly important by the turn of the 16th century because of the desire and race to expand the religion.
The age of exploration was a period from 1400 to 1600 in which Europeans traveled the rest of the world in search of goods, raw materials, land, and trade partners according to the Cambridge Dictionaries Online. Even Though the Europeans ended some civilizations such as the Aztecs and Incas, the age of exploration caused more progress than damage to our current global world. Some advantages of the age of exploration were the improvement of cartography and trade, better understanding of geography and economic prosperity. The improvement of cartography and trade was one of the major advantages of the age of exploration. Cartography is the science or the practice of making maps.
As the Europeans started to settle into the time of the 1400s, a new longing for exploration washed over civilization, more commonly known as the Age of Exploration. Over the years that the Age of Exploration took place, it brought its fair share of benefits and faults. This time period brought things like the commercial revolution and advancements in technology to the Europeans. As on the other side of the spectrum brought a Plague of misfortune to the many around the world. It was from these qualities that the Age of Exploration had that made it a debatable topic weather it was solely good or bad.
This era includes only 300 years, but some profound and long-lasting changes occurred. The western hemisphere came into continued contact with the eastern hemisphere. Technological innovations, strengthened political organization, and economic prosperity all contributed to this change that completely altered world trade patterns. Technological advancements and willingness of political leaders to invest in it meant that sea-based trade became much more important. Relative power and prosperity of Europe increased dramatically during this time in comparison to empires in the longer-established civilization areas but, Europe did not entirely eclipse powerful empires in Southwest Asia, Africa, and East Asia.
Since he proved how big the world really was, we can now estimate our trips in today’s world We soon figured out the circumference of the Earth. Lastly, “Technology helped Christopher Columbus and his crew go across the ocean (Columbus).” People used technology in the past, but not like we use it today. If he didn’t use technology and show how useful it was maybe we wouldn’t have it today. This is important to history because his technology helped us create our technology
These new technologies coupled with the desire to expand would fuel exploration missions and conflict between nations that marked this time period. In this time the invention of new technologies would forever change the way that Europeans sailed and gave them the accuracy need to reach their destinations. First came modifications to the boats in the form a the new axial rudder and the square rigged sails that allowed ships to become more mobile and agile than previous European models. Sailors with an increasing
The Man Comes Around by Johnny Cash would be a phenomenal song to represent the AP World History period of the early modern world from 1450-1750 C.E. for a myriad of reasons. While examining the Early Modern Era, a historian would notice several pointers that suggest that in this period people were coming closer to what our world looks like today. The main reason this song matches the period so nicely is because it outlines the main theme of this time period. This theme lies in the linking of the Western and Eastern World as European explorers like Christopher Columbus discovered and exploited colonies across the world to their own benefits- truly globalizing the continent for the first time.
Spain wanted to gain a profit and expand their culture through exploring, sending the word of God through missions, and conquering empires for gold. Christopher Columbus, an Italian explorer, began imperialism for Spain. He discovered a new world for Spain, and therefore he opened a door for close to three hundred and fifty years of imperialism. The reign of Spanish Imperialism began with King Ferdinand and Queen Isabella funding Columbus’s trip to Asia. The point of the voyage was to find an all-water route to Asia, which held many treasures such as spices and gold.
The Age of Exploration, occurring in late 1400’s to the early 1600’s brought many new trade goods to Western Europe. Europe made many advances as a society, countries discovered new and exciting things, and trade boomed. The discoveries made in this age led to new connections that changed how Europeans saw the world. Without the Age of Exploration, even America as it is known would never have existed. Explorers went on thrilling, yet often dangerous, voyages, bringing back exotic goods to be later traded.
One major change that took place was the invention of the astrolabe which helped sailors to determine their latitude at sea. Cartographers were able to create more accurate maps and sea charts. The Portuguese developed the Caravel which combined the square sails of European ships with the triangular sails of Arab ships. They also had the sternpost rudder and masts of Chinese ships, along with more weaponry such as sturdier cannons (Ellis 365). A combination of the new navigational tools and the caravels made travel easier and safer for many explorers and sailors
As time progressed so did the police department 's use of technology to better equip the officers with easier means to do their jobs. The use of motorcycles took over the use of cars because they were so easy to maintain and they were smaller and faster, also radios were used on the job for communication between officers. Although many mistakes have been made throughout policing history, we have been able to improve law enforcement dramatically by innovating new ideas and skills to the current system by trial and error. One big method of improvement in law enforcement is shown in the case of Ernesto Miranda Vs. The State of Arizona.
With the expansion of the English colonies also came a larger market to sell to other countries overseas. According to the navigation laws, most colonial products had to be transported to English ports and then be sold. This method had helped merchants, sailors, and shipbuilders enjoy more of the benefits that came with colonial trade. The American
The Renaissance was a period in time where everything started to change after the middle ages. During this historical period humans stared evolving by becoming smarter and inventing useful recourses that have changed the world. The renaissance was a life changing period which brought more joy to the world after conquering the dark ages. The Renaissance changed man’s view on the world by using Art, Science and Literature to make humans brighter and because of the rapid information they were gaining. Art during the Renaissance grew rapidly because of Leonardo Da Vici, and Michelangelo who changed the way people painted and drew by creating strategies which made art more interesting.
Yes, we can label this as true Renaissance because many of the subjects and ideas that mostly disappear or people did not pay any more attention to was reawaking during the Renaissance. Which led to many enhancements, for example, people were not only becoming more educated, but they were also able to expand their knowledge and come up with ideas that have made differences. After the Renaissance, Charlemagne desire to have educated people in his empire became a reality, thanks to him his people are more sophisticated and more educated than when he just became their
The new arrangements made it more viable for exploration, trading, warfare, and even piracy. The caravel added a new level to the world of navigation. It revolutionized transportation and made it possible for explorers, fishermen, and merchants to expand their horizons, by allowing them to have the ability to travel further and faster. Caravels led to the possibility to sail down to the coast of Africa and return to Portugal, which began the colonization of the Atlantic Islands – a precedent for the New World. As an early explorer Columbus used and relied on landmarks while sailing, which led to inaccuracy of location and direction.