He gained fame and fortune like other conquistadores. He employed what he learned in the military to subdue and control native peoples of the Caribbean. He was a Spanish explorer who went with Columbus on his second voyage. In the first 10 years of 1500 he built settlements in Hispaniola, which is now made up of the countries of Haiti and the Dominican Republic, for a short time. There he heard of an island which made old people young again.
Bernardo de Galvez deserves recognition for shaping florida to be the way it is today. This Spanish born sailor sailed from his homeland to the eastern seaboard of the new world in 1777. Bernardo fought the british and claim Florida for spain which ended up becoming the 27th state. He also connected florida with other states which caused people to move there and gave florida allies before it was a state. This honourable man protected our great state from British domaine and he helped bring diversity to our communities.
After a month-long journey to the land of Florida, Menéndez de Avilés and his crew arrived in 1565 with the intention of claiming Florida for the Spanish crown. In order to achieve this, the crew established a settlement of their own, St. Augustine, in order to gain a foothold in Florida against the French forces that were competing to occupy it as well (“Pedro Menéndez De Avilés.”). The crew’s conflict with the French ended less than a month later with a decisive, brutal victory in Menéndez de Avilés’ favor, but St. Augustine would continue to flourish as the years went on. The settlement would provide Spain the type of stronghold they would need to maintain control over the region of Florida for years to come, which was
James Oglethorpe, the founder of Georgia, was the one to lead English settlers to the colony. The Spanish were there originally, but 1730, when James led the settlers, the Spanish were mainly gone. James led the settlement as a refuge for the poor and debtors. He also made a multifaceted plan for settling and government called Oglethorpe Plan, which will be touched upon further in the governments slide.
Squanto lived a very brave and fulfilling life that help Native Americans become more respected by the Englishmen. He was born in 1580, close to Plymouth, Massachusetts. Not much was really developed about his early childhood. In 1614, an English explorer named, Thomas Hunt, captured him. Squanto was then brought to Spain where he was immediately sold into slavery.
He worked to save Puerto Ricans from the cholera epidemic. Also, Betances founded a clandestine society which was dedicated to the liberation of the slaves. The Spanish colonial government exiled Ramon Betances for these activities several times. In the year of 1867, Betances fled to the present-day Dominican Republic, where he founded the Revolutionary Committee of Puerto Rico. The following year, Ramon
He was born around 1460/1474 in the city Santervas De Campos, Spain. He died July, 1521 in the city Havana, Cuba when he was 47 years old. His occupation was an explorer/conquistador. He was mostly best known for exploring and discovering Florida and searching for the legendary fountain of youth.
Spanish Florida was “an unanticipated discovery,” which was the first major European land in the New World. It was also the first attempted settlement in North America during the European Age of Discovery. From the sixteenth to the eighteenth centuries, the Spanish Florida, also known as La Florida, was a colonial military outpost for the Spanish Empire. La Florida was maintained for the protection of the Spanish treasure fleets during their return from Havana, Cuba to Spain. The success or failure of the Spanish settlements was in the hands of the native populations that needed food, protection, and labor.
The initial Back to Africa Movement in United States history was led by Paul Cuffee. Cuffee was the child of Kofi Slocum and was born on Cuttyhunk Island, which is off the coast of southern Massachusetts. Cuffee began his career as a sailor, which eventually turned into a successful ship enterprise. Unfortunately, his ship was seized in 1812 during a journey from Sierra Leone to Great Britain; it was an attack or violation of the newly established U.S. 1807 embargo on British goods. Eventually, under the control of his ship the Traveler, Cuffee successfully transported 38 free-willing African Americans back to Africa through their own wishes- this was the first up-and-coming African-led emigration.
The net result isn 't a day of rest and relaxation. Rather, Columbus Day ends up creating more work than it alleviates. We 're lionizing the wrong European explorer In his own post from last year excoriating Columbus 's legacy, The Oatmeal creator Matthew Inman proposed a different hero from that era: Bartolome de las Casas. De las Casas was a 16th Century Spanish writer, Dominican friar, and activist for the cause of Native American rights. One of the first European explorers to ever come to the Americas, de las Casas tried and failed to create a model state practicing a less exploitative form of colonialism in Venezuela.
My father’s side of the family escaped religious oppression in Yorkshire, England and travelled to America to practice their Puritan beliefs in peace with others. My mother’s side of the family came to America as a volunteer group in one of 16 families who came from the Canary Islands off the coast of Morocco under the rule of the King of Spain in 1731 to establish themselves in the province of Texas. A recession had just hit the Islands because of cash crop competition from the American colonies, so during this time many people were immigrating to various other Spanish territories. My ancestor that emigrated from those Islands, Juan Curbelo, became the 6th mayor of San Antonio in 1737, again in 1739 and his son was elected mayor for 3 different terms. His granddaughter married a man named John William Smith in San Antonio, who was the first mayor under the Republic of Texas and twice more after that, which has been credited to his wife’s influence as an original settler.
I’ve learned that Christopher Columbus was born in 1451 in Republic of Genoa, Italy. Christopher became an explorer and navigator so therefore his home was on sea. Christopher went to Portugal and got involved in the map making business with his brother, which helped him become a very rich man. When he landed in the “New World”, it began the conquest of the America’s by Western Europe on Oct 12, 1492. Columbus set sail from Palos, Spain, with three small ships, the Santa Maria, the Pinta, and the Nina.
Finally, in 1504, Cortés boarded a ship commanded by Alonso Quintero, departing for the west. Quintero may have had some influence on Cortés. Due to Quintero trying to sneak away and secure the “market” for himself because of his ambitions. Though not successful, he may have rubbed off on Cortés. In Hispaniola Cortes went to the house of the Governor, who he knew from Spain.