In the 15 to 17 century’s during the Age of Exploration, Europeans would explore unknown region of the world. Explorers had different reasons of discovering these places from wanting to go there their whole life to doing it for trade with goods or to make money. One thing all of these explorers have in common is conquering the land they find for themselves or their country. Others may argue they are just explorers and do it for the fun. Some argue they were just merchants trading slaves and goods with other countries around them and some say they are missionary’s trying to convert the native people to their religion.
The plethora of causes for the European Age of Exploration include the fall of Constantinople, the idea of mercantilism, and the yearn to further disseminate Christianity. Consequently, a surge in European power, more institutions of finance, as well as social improvements to peasants and woman were all accomplished during this age. Back in the “Dark Ages” of Europe, the European way of life was mainly poor and hard for most people/peasants. With more riches after the Bubonic Plague from less competition, the Fall of Constantinople helped promote all the causes and accomplishments of the European Age of Exploration. Primarily, the leading factor of the European Age of Exploration was the capture of Constantinople to the Ottoman Turks.
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
The Age of Exploration was a time of great expansion in the European Countries. From Africa, to North and South America, the Spanish, Dutch, English and French were all competing to find new trade routes, new commodities, and new areas to convert to their religion. The Age of Exploration had a tremendous impact on Europe, the Americas, and Africa. On one hand, Europe was able to expand widely across the world spreading their culture. On the other hand, the Americas were discovered and had their original culture changed immensely.
The “discovery” of America would certainly have taken place within 50 years of 1492 had Columbus not ventured West when he did: advances in navigation and ship construction made contact between the hemispheres inevitable. Columbus’s motives were mostly monetary, with religion a close second. When he failed to find gold or a lucrative trade route, he began collecting slaves: he believed that a transatlantic slave trade would be quite lucrative.”** Christopher Columbus’s voyages were sponsored by King Ferdinand and Queen.
Throughout the late 1400’s and the 1500’s, the world experienced many changes due to the discoveries of new lands and peoples that had been never been visited before. The new-found lands of the Americas and exploration of Africa by the Europeans led to new colonies and discoveries in both areas. It also brought different societies and cultures together that had never before communicated, causing conflict in many of these places. While the Europeans treated both the Native Americans and West Africans as inferior people, the early effects they had on the Native Americans were much worse. Beginning in the late 1400’s, many different European explorers started to look for new trade routes in the Eastern Hemisphere in order to gain economic and religious power.
Age of Exploration was a period of time from thousands of years ago, during which European ships were traveled around the world searching for trading routes and partners to help Europe. Lands were used to maintain foods and keep them from spoiling. Lands, however, were expensive and dangerous to get. Traders had to travel from a land route from Europe to Asia to get them. Europeans were desperate to get lands from Asia.
Galileo made many discoveries with his telescope that were significant to science during the Renaissance. To view the solar system, Galileo made a telescope on his own. He had heard of the invention from a Dutch eyeglass maker, and improved his design. Because Galileo was the first to point the telescope to the sky, many new discoveries were made (Cox). Finding something new about Earth’s Moon was one discovery significant to science of the Renaissance.
Columbus’s conquest gave rise to years of exploration and exploitation in the Americas. The results of his explorations were unfortunate for the original population of the regions he and his conquistadors subjugated. Europeans persisted in seizing natural resources from these territories. Disease brought by the Europeans diminished the population of natives. The Americas were eternally transformed and the once rich cultures of the Native American people were altered and forgotten, hindering the world from completely understanding even their existence.
The Age of Discovery is an important time period in our history. Whether we claim heritage from the western world or the eastern world, the European Age of Discovery had impacted just about everyone in the world at some point in time. Though this period in time was sparked by the ideas of Portuguese and Spanish navigators, it is important to remember that just because the Catholic Church sanctioned these two countries to govern two halves of the world that non-Catholic countries will not abide by these rules. We see that after the Spanish and Portuguese royalty start their voyages on the Atlantic, the British and the French soon follow. In Account of the Voyage of John Cabot to America, the author, Raimondo Soncino recounts the life of John Cabot (Giovanni Caboto) - an ambitious Italian