He had acquired more than 18,000 ounces of gold (biography.com) 2015. and one year later he married the Daughter of Pedro Arias Dávila, his generous sponsor from many years ago. While in Spain, he was named the governor of Cuba and was given permission to explore Florida (America) by Queen Isabela. On April 6, 1538, Hernando de Soto departed for Florida.
On his first trip, he took three widely known ships, the Nina, the Pinta, and the Santa Maria. On all of his trips, he crossed the Atlantic Ocean to get to the Bahamas and the Caribbean Islands. On the first trip, he left behind 40 crew members on a Caribbean island in March of 1493, and went back home. In August of 1493, they came back and everyone and everything had been destroyed. He gathered items and left again, leaving his brothers, half of the ship's crew, and hundreds of slaves that he brought from home.
The second monday of october is when many celebrate Columbus Day. A holiday designed to honor Christopher Columbus, an Italian explorer, who set foot in the new world on October 12, 1492, five hundred twenty five years ago. He intended to find a western sea route to China, India and Asia where gold was rumored to be found in abundance. Instead he landed in the bahamas. He didn’t realize until his third voyage that he didn't land in china but a land that the Europeans had no knowledge on.
He belonged to a noble family with a certain leftover fortune. Being destined for the law, he was sent to the university of Salamanca at the age of fourteen. He hates studying and in 1501 he returned home to pursue a life filled with adventure. When he arrived home it was arranged for him to go on a adventure with Ovando, who was appointed commander of the San Domingo. Unfortunately this expedition was prevented because he went to pursue a lovely lady.
While some praise Columbus for his discoveries, many are questioning if we have forgotten the importance of Native Americans and what part they played in the Christopher Columbus story. Author Jack Weatherford explains his view on Columbus Day and what we should be celebrating. In his source “Examining the Reputation of Christopher Columbus” he states “he [Columbus] was no more the discoverer of America than Pocahontas was the discoverer of Great Britain” Weatherford does not believe that Columbus had anything to do with that discovery of the “New World” nor does he need to be honored and celebrated for it. Weatherford acknowledges that Native Americans survived without the help of the white settlers, “Native Americans had built great civilizations with many millions of people long before Columbus wandered lost into the Caribbean.”
There was said to be more islands to the northwest of where the soon to be Spanish explorer lived, by Ferdinandm, who happened to had high interest in the islands dubbed ‘’ the Islands of Benimy". He sailed off with just three ships and at the very least two-hundred men. After completing an contract, he sailed the waters for a long time when in April 2, 1513, they
In the year 1519, Spain set sail to be the first ones to circumnavigate the globe. Under the leadership of Ferdinand de Magellan, they were able to accomplish this monumental task by the year 1522, even though Magellan died before they journey was complete. In the article titled “Ferdinand Magellan 's Voyage Round the World, 1519-1522”, we are able to recall the accounts transcribed from the paper-book of a Genoese pilot who wrote detailed accounts about the events that transpired throughout the journey. Around 55 years after Spain’s voyage, the English set out to circumnavigate the globe under the leadership of Sir Francis Drake in the year of 1577. An article titled “Sir Francis Drake 's Famous Voyage Round The World, 1580” was written by Francis Pretty, who was one of Drake 's Gentlemen at arms.
In 1620, the Plymouth Colony was founded after a nine-week voyage across a great ocean with tremendous storms and hardships. Before stepping onto land, the founders decided draw up the Mayflower compact. This contract would grant political rights to any man willing to stay and follow any law that the new colony would put into place. This was unique
But as The Europeans got more established on the continents and the Native American population plummeted from European diseases they found out that they were easy pray that could be easily supressed and dismantled from their homes. As the European claimed more land the Natives got angry. The Natives raided small settlements in attempts to scare off the Settlers but their attacks were pitiful compared to the retaliation. Large empires got dismantled by disease and technological superiority and the Natives were relocated westward. As USA Became independent they kept going claiming more land as they expanded westwards.
Since it was 1835 when he gained his freedom, he wasn’t freed by the emancipation proclamation, but instead ran away from his master. Once he was free, he resided in a town in the north, and started a home with a wife there right away. Both Booker and Frederick gained
He had set on his fourth voyage with his son John, Robert, and his crew, they were aboard the ship “Discovery” they had set out to sea navigating into an inlet into northern Canada In July 1610 they sailed into Hudson Bay. He and his crew spent many months documenting, and mapping the coast line, they were unfortunate in finding a way west. After several months, winter had came and The Hudson Bay had filled with ice leaving them with no escape. The crew had no choice but to drop anchor, and stay until the bay cleared of ice.
Columbus had in fact discovered a new uncharted world on the other side of the Atlantic. He continued his search for gold for 96 days in the Americas, thinking he had landed in islands off the Asian coast. When he returned to Spain he was commissioned to do several more voyages and built
Sir Francis Drake was a famous navigator and ship captain from England. He had been roaming the earth by boat under Queen Elizabeth’s command since he was very young. Although, to fully understand Sir Francis’ life and accomplishments knowledge of his early life, famous jobs and assignments, and his circumnavigation of the globe. Francis Drake was born around 1544 ("Francis Drake, Sir." Encyclopedia).
500 years before Columbus, Leif Ericson technically found the New World. So, if Columbus did not discover anything new, why do we celebrate Columbus Day? People will argue that his arrival marked a new era of exploration and immigration.