Once one country found it, it became a contest throughout Europe to conquer and own land in the Americas, because whichever country had the most land could acquire the most wealth and resources from the area. However, once the new land and new trade routes were discovered, and many Europeans did become rich, the new focus was on becoming famous. “Government-sponsored explorers from many countries joined the race to the Americas”, where they fought for the most land and wealth. (Exploration Reading 8). Each of the European countries wanted to be known for something, whether it be conquering Native empires like the Spanish, or having control of the spice trade, like the Portuguese, or owning the area in the Americas known as “New England”, like the English.
The Age of Exploration is what causes Americans to now celebrate Columbus Day. The Age of Exploration inspired Christopher Columbus to sail west to find the Northwest Passage and wealth. Although it is believed that Columbus was not the first to make it to the New World his discovery caused massive change. The Age of Exploration sparked by the desire of more successful trade routes and goods set off the momentous, Colombian Exchange which led to the spread of disease and swop of animals as well as crops. The Age of Exploration was initiated by the Europeans because of their desire for luxury goods from Asia and a faster way of getting them.
In conclusion, Prince Henry was very influential in the exploration and expansion of Portuguese. He was credited with furthering knowledge of geography, map making, and navigation. His travels and explorations paved the way for explorers who would go on to discover the New World. He helped create a faster way and a path to our modern day. If he didn’t help with the explorations and trips, it might’ve taken us longer to explore and find places and
The first people to live in a land are called indigenous people. This means they were the original settlers of a certain place. Over the course of time, new settlers from other countries such as in Asia or Europe came to other places seeking fortune, slaves, and many more. For example, the British colonists wanted to make an empire because of profitable trade, competition within Europe, and religion. They were very determined in building a successful empire, and they succeeded.
Between 650 CE and 1750 CE, commerce in the Indian Ocean region flourished. Some significant changes included the technological advancements, specialization of goods, and the empirical control of trade. Although there were many new developments, some continuities of the Indian Ocean region included the types of goods traded, the routes taken to trade those goods, and the familiarization of monsoons. Overall the Indian Ocean region flourished in commerce and trade overtime due to the changes and developments of ideas causing the world to be more globally connected. What made the Indian Ocean commerce possible were the monsoons, alternating winds currents depending on the season.
This topic was one of the many topics that I found quite interesting. When Europeans first arrived at the shores of the Americas, their main motivation was to find new land filled with riches, golden cities, and opportunities, and establish ideal communities based on the lives of early Christian saints. Many European settlers each had their own motivation to explore but they ultimately wanted one thing, access to more money. They treated people who were already living on that land as mere means to get what they wanted. The Columbian exchange was the stepping stone for the rise of industrialization in the new
The 16th century was a period of cultural exchange and adaptation. Christopher Columbus 's voyage in 1492 would forever change the world, combining various cultures and ethnicities and opening global trade. Spain and Portugal sent conquistadors and missionaries to this "New World" for wealth and conversion of the inferior natives to Christianity. The conventional belief is that the Spaniards were superior to the Native Americans living in the new world, but in reality societies such as the Incas and Aztecs showed remarkable complexity. These two worlds collided to create a new distinct society.
During the late 15th and early 16th centuries, eExplorers from Europe had made vast advancements on traveling methods and shipbuilding and had new methods to travel the world. Due to needs for faster trade routes or access to new markets, most powers, starting with Portugal, had started sending Explorers to find different ways to trade and navigate. This would eventually lead them to the New World where they would meet people of different culture. Explorers during this period have many positive and negative effects on the natives. Europeans indirectly killed off native with diseases, enslaved natives with cruel slave methods, and tried to completely erase the native cultures in place of the typical European cultures and religion.
Because the American economy was reliant on trading and doing business with other countries the more land we imperialised the easier it was to do business with counties on the other side of the world. With the spread of technology the colonies got railroads, phone lines, and dams. This helped their economy because they were now able to sell or trade goods easier. but also spread supplies throughout the region much better than any transportation technology they had before. In return of taking of land the us built better schools which meant there was better teaching and more successful people making new innovations.
Another reason this is an advancement is that it expanded the economic system this is important because it made more people rich. Socially, the expansion into the Western hemisphere made the settlers create concepts of superiority and views on other cultures. In conclusion, the European expansion in the 15th and 16th centuries had positive effects on the human race.
Effects of European Colonization on the Cultural Collisions Between Europeans, Africans, and Native Americans Before the Europeans turned up, highly advanced native cultures blossomed in the Americas. In Central and South America, the Maya, Aztec, and Inca had a huge domain that included large cities with the complex framework of roads, irrigation systems, and controlled government structures. The European explorers and America’s original occupants had both positive and negative impact upon each other. Therefore, it is essential to raise the question on how European exploration and colonization influenced cultural collisions and interactions between Europeans, Africans, and Native Americans.
Economic interactions within the Atlantic Basin changed from the trade of primarily raw agricultural goods to manufactured goods as a result of industrialization. Mercantilism was an important part of Europe’s economic interactions during the Early Modern era. Mercantilism is the action of gaining a favorable balance of trade (allowing the mother country to become self-sufficient), and in order to do so, Europe colonized the Americas to gain resources, land, and another source of income. Britain and France were able to colonize the eastern coast of North America, while Spain and Portugal were able to colonize much of the Caribbean and Latin America. Colonization gave Europe full control over the colonies’ political, economic, and social interactions.
Trade routes were one of the most important characteristics of the global economic system. During this period, there were several trade routes that resulted in the discovery of new lands. In document 1, it shows Europeans exploring along the coasts of Africa, North America, South America, and Asia. This happened during 1420through 1542. They used trade routes around the Cape Verde Is., the Cape Horn, and across the Atlantic Ocean, the Pacific Ocean, and the Indian Ocean.