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. This article is a description of Sir Francis Drake’s voyage, detailing the specific events that transpired throughout the voyage. Throughout this paper I will be comparing and contrasting these two voyages.
The word hero may bring to mind images of spiderman or batman, but it doesn’t take a talented illustrator to create a hero. A heroic action is a sacrifice made in order to reach a higher level of society. In this sense, the age of exploration that began in the fifteen hundreds is classified as a heroic event. The explorers who paved the way to modern civilization opened opportunities for technology, increased diversity, and a stronger economy. The effect their voyages have had on the world today outweigh the mistakes they made along the way.
Payton Johnson Mrs. Crawford U.S History 04 October 2017 Christopher Columbus: Hero or Villain? In the essay, we will talk about Christopher Columbus. Many people make the discussion about whether he is a hero or a villain. Some people say he is a hero, but others say he is a villain.
An Italian explorer responsible for the European discovery of America in 1492. Columbus wanted to sail across the ocean to find Asia and all the riches they had. Columbus never reached Asia because he sailed west across the Atlantic instead of sailing south around Africa and then east. Although Columbus did not ever reach Asia he landed on a small island in the Caribbean. Columbus named that island San Salvador.
Eventually he was able to sail. He changed history by never giving up. If he had given up, we would not have everything that we have today, and people would not know about the new land until years or months after he found the land. In conclusion, I think that Christopher columbus is a hero.
As mentioned before, Vasco da Gama established trading ports along the East African coast to participate in trade in the Indian Ocean Basin, in efforts to avoid the Arabs. Like da Gama, Columbus set sail to find direct trade routes with India; in Columbus’s efforts to find India, he miscalculated and landed in the Bahamas, unintentionally opening another door for colonization. Nonetheless, these events would not have happened if it were not for the
Christopher Columbus as we know is the historical person credited for the discovery of the New World. Zheng He was a Hui-Chinese mariner, explorer, diplomat and fleet admiral, who commanded voyages to Southeast Asia, South Asia, the Middle East, and East Africa. Each men and their fleets had two completely different reason for their travel. Christopher Columbus purpose was to find a new trade way to the Asian countries. Zheng He's purpose was to enlarge empires control of seaway trade.
In the 1500’s and 1600’s, Europe dived into an era of exploration of new trade routes. Exploration carried out by explorers like Cortes, Diaz and Da Gama led Europe into new lands. The main motivations of these explorers were to gather spices and gold. Their countries were infatuated with the spices of Asia and with precious metals. Religion was not the main motivation for European exploration during the 15th and 16th centuries; however, the search for wealth was.
However, the King still paid him all of the money due. John was also given a 2nd larger voyage that he also failed at. The money and fame is John Cabot’s motive for killing his crew. In conclusion John left his crew with the unknown natives, watched them starve to death, and still got all of the
Christopher Columbus determination to find a water route west from Europe to Asia influenced the Age of Exploration greatly. Especially King Henry VII who was eager to increase wealth for Europe. King Henry VII sent Columbus to discover a water route west from Europe to Asia. He also in 1496, issued letters patent to Cabot and his son, which authorized them to make a voyage of discovery and to return with goods for sale on the English market. He also encouraged Cabot’s second voyage.
I believe that Columbus is a hero since he kinda figured about America. I believe that he figured our America since if he never sailed there no one wouldn't had known that America existed. Even when Columbus did figure about America he did hold some people as hostage to explore the area i think he just did that since he probably didn’t feel safe around that
The role of historical explorers is often exaggerated, and many times, they are presented as mythical figures who have overcame great feats. Men such as Christopher Columbus and Hernan Cortes are recognized as such important figures due to external factors such as the symbolism of their name or their connections to the Spanish crown, respectively. In the novel, Estebanico states that often times, the Spaniards were not entirely truthful in their reports back to the Spanish crown. He indicates that though he fully wants to include the details of his relation with his Native American wife, Oyomasot, the other Castilians refused to include details that were contradictory to the rulings of the crown. (Lalami 234).
As well as trading their own goods for profit. Europeans valued goods such as spices including pepper, nutmeg, cinnamon, and cloves. Countries such as England, Spain, and France were seeking a northwest passage to Asia. The passage would be valuable because they hoped it would be faster and it would cut out the middle man, India,
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.