Discovering all of these islands made him a very big figure back in Europe. Lots of people, especially the Spaniards, looked at him as a great explorer who brought back new items from the islands of the New World. He was and still is, a very important figure in Spanish culture because he helped found the island of San Salvador. Most of his discoveries, though, were on the trips that he led to find new lands.
In Great Britain, instead of spending their own silver, they sold opium with Chinese citizens for silver to be used to trade between governments. Great Britain was exploiting China for its products while also smuggling in illegal drugs. After China ordered the opium to be taken away in 1839, merchants were outraged and asked the British government for assistance. The British soon attacked along the Chinese coast in June of 1840, and with their old military technology, China lost to the British. Britain made China agree to pay a large fine, open five more ports to foreign trade, give British citizens special legal rights in China, and offer the British a 99-year lease for the island of Hong Kong.
The whole journey showed the amount of hard work and dedication he put into his journey and shows the success of someone commendable. For example a map adapted from “China’s Great Armanda” National Geographic shows just how extensive all of his journeys were. The map shows that during all of his journeys, he traveled an overall distance of 19,000 miles over the 25 years that he spent on his voyages. To give some comparison, Columbus spent a total of 2 months on his voyages and accumulated around 3,000 nautical miles. This comparison shows the magnitude of Zheng He’s journeys.
He is quite famous than most of the other explorers and besides that, it is said that he was a very religious man. This Italian explorer has traveled widely in the world including in Africa and has been credited for opening up America to European colonization. Jacques Carter, on the other hand, was a French explorer who was born in saint-Malo in
China 's Ancient Lifeline" illustrates the history of some Chinese tourist attractions and tries to imagine how prosperous they were a thousand years ago. The author uses a unique writing strategy that he puts his strong emotion in sceneries and recalls the old times. The article successfully sparks people’s emotions but fails to analyze the historical reasons. Its subject and writing strategy is related to Cultural Perplexity in Agonized Travel.
Jefferson was elected as this nations third president in 1800. He would go on to serve two terms as one of Americas most popular presidents. Although he was a wealthy and highly educated politician, he was a man of the people. He was once quoted as saying, “I hope our wisdom will grow with our power, and teach us, that the less we use our power the greater it will be.” and his policies reflected this.
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.
It did not only impact economic development but also it made the government more difficult to control the country. The development of this transcontinental route provided a vein that could carry information, people, and goods across the whole mainland. The subsequent railroads that were built only paid tribute to this stately merits and achievements that changed the course of American history. Though the age of exploration and the wagon trains was over, the central railroad embodied the American spirit of the United States, which has made American overcome many difficulties on the way. The Central Pacific railroad finally united the two estranged regions of this land and finally united the United
Arriving in Cochin, he fell sick and died shortly after on December 1524 and his body was brought back to Portugal for burial in 1539. Vasco da Gamma accomplished so many things in his lifetime. He was one of the most important explorers of the world. He established trading posts in India and Mozambique; he discovered a direct sea route to Asia and much more.
The person who claimed to discover america is “ Christopher Columbus” and how he got to our US he might to go to china/asia but he went around and was the first person of spain to land on america. Christopher was wanting to go to asia or china for valuables like pearls , gold, and spices. He landed on a america in august 3rd , 1492. He want to go to china/asia because he wanted to become rich for himself because he wanted the valuables.
INTRODUCTION The history-rewriting trip launched by the former President Richard Nixon to the People’s Republic of China in 1972 opened a new chapter in the Cold War and Sino-American relationships. Nixon himself referred to the trip at the time as “the week that changed the world”. Four years after his first trip, after having been ousted in 1974 due to the Watergate scandal, Nixon was invited to Beijing by Mao. Ever since then, Nixon has been seeking to rehabilitate his image by adhering to this diplomatic success and facilitating Sino-American conversations during the 1980s and 1990s.
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.