Persuasive Essay On Spanish Armada

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Abbrigail Stevens
Mrs. Martinez
English IV, 4th Hour
4-21-16

Spanish Armada The defeat of the Spanish Armada caused Spain to become a second rate world power and forced Spain to change its goal for exploration. In the late 1500s King Philip decided he wanted to take over the world. He planned to take control of the English Channel. They were trying to transport a Spanish Army to Britain from the Netherland. In 1586 he decided to build the invincible Armada (Spanish Armada Defeated). By the year 1587 the Armada was finished being built. Sir Francis Drake, the captain of the English Army, forced the delay of the ship’s departure until May 1588 (Spanish Armada Defeated). The defeat of the Spanish Armada caused Spain to become a second rate world power and forced Spain to change its goal for exploration.
For a short point in time King Philip was married to Queen Elizabeth’s half-sister Mary. Mary had also made it clear that if she became queen of England, Philip should inherit the throne after
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Everyone was afraid of Spain and the damage they could cause. England took that from them (Spanish Armada Sets Sail). England made them second. England became known as the most powerful and mighty country (Spain History). All around they looked up to the English. Queen Elizabeth of England became known as one of the mightiest and most powerful Queens of all time (Roger Hart). England made Spain second in power and forced Spain to change their goals for exploration (Rene Vermeir). Spain thought twice about fleets and sending out their soldiers (Spanish Armada Sets Sail). England went from one of the weakest and unstable countries, all the way to the top (Spain History). The battle against the Spanish Armada also taught Englishmen, though they hardly needed the lesson, that to consider the odds against them when they fought the Spaniards was almost superfluous (Spanish Armada
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