The Aftermath of European Exploration The controversial topic of European exploration of the Americas is often times debated on. Some people say that the European exploration was a devastating event and its cons outweigh its pros. On the other hand some people say that without the European exploration the Americas would have never been colonized and become as developed as it did. Both sides of the argument have their pros and cons but some things that happened are facts and can’t be debated. European explorers started a movement called the European exploration of the Americas and this essentially caused the Americas to be colonized and develop.
Christopher Columbus didn’t estimate the length of the trip correctly, and that proved that he could go a long trip without the correct amount of supplies. 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.
As the Europeans started to settle into the time of the 1400s, a new longing for exploration washed over civilization, more commonly known as the Age of Exploration. Over the years that the Age of Exploration took place, it brought its fair share of benefits and faults. This time period brought things like the commercial revolution and advancements in technology to the Europeans. As on the other side of the spectrum brought a Plague of misfortune to the many around the world. It was from these qualities that the Age of Exploration had that made it a debatable topic weather it was solely good or bad.
Even though Heyerdahl did not conquer countries, his own perseverance made him prove his theory to scientists and people who disagreed with his theory. If Alexander did not conquer most of the land he probably could have lived longer. If Columbus was not determined to find a new route to the Indies then who knows what could have happened to the Western part of the globe? If Heyerdahl stopped caring about his theory when people told him it was impossible and changed his mind, he could have learned other things during his time. All these men had a lot of determination to accomplish their goals and they did, without perseverance they could not have done what they
In 1846, the “Manifest Destiny” began to be America’s new future. The Manifest Destiny was a 19th century belief that the expansion of America from the Atlantic to the Pacific Ocean was inevitable. Without the newfound confidence gained from the war of 1812, America’s ambitious goal to span the distance between the oceans would’ve been near
What if they stayed and established a bigger settlement? What if they changed the way people used to farm and transport? When the Europeans came to America or as known discovered America they brought diseases with them and due to these diseases most of the people died and suffered, because they didn’t experience anything like that before and these diseases were new to their immunity systems. Moreover if the Vikings were still in America and the Europeans came to as we say discover America they would probably kill them, because they frequently live to kill so these diseases won 't affect their lives as it did back then. In history it was mentioned that the British were one of the first settlements in America on April26, 1607 when they settled in Jamestown near James River.
Also, it brings a lot of benefits for America. For example, after the central Pacific railroad completed, it made the communion and trade became more convenient. Before the Central American Pacific Railway was completed in 1869, the eastern and western parts of the United States were covered by mountains, forest, and desert, without a convenient transportation route. That is why the central Pacific railroad was so hard to build. Americans from New York to San Francisco need to travel by boat, the shortest time to six months.
Without the any means of reproduction, the population in Jamestown declined drastically. However Powhatan saw the values of European technology and decided to help the European technology. As Charles A. Grymes stated: “Chief Powhatan starting to send gifts of food to help the English. If not for the Powhatan Indians help in the early years, the settlement would most likely have failed, as the English would have died from the various diseases or simply starved” (“The First Anglo-Powhatan War (1609-13)”). Powhatan believed European technology was extremely valuable for his tribe and continued to provide food for the English
Zumarraga’s and other activists actions, over time, pushed for the removal of such practice except for northern parts of Mexico, after all, the lands were not going to work itself to produce the wealth the Spaniards required. The newly acquired lands needed to produce profits sans high cost of production, resulted in the most logical alternative: free labor, and who better than the native Indians and in the later later years, Africans, who were eventually imported by the masses, to carry out these functions? The Spaniards undoubtedly enjoyed the authority they were granted providing their share of profits be made to the crown. They felt a sense of entitlement and invisibility, as they were men, part of a society of conquerors, and in some ways regarded themselves as “owners of the known world”.
The Effect of European Exploration and Colonization on Native Americans Everyone knows that the colonization of Europeans on the Native American’s land has been disastrous to its people. The exploration of these new lands did not start with Columbus as most of us have been taught, instead stretching back all the way to the fifteenth century A.D, when millions of Native Americans lived in the America’s rather than the small amount we reduced them to. The Europeans brought other things than death to the Native Americans, however.
Christopher columbus is worthy for a national holiday because he brought new crops and horses to america. He is worthy because he brought crops from europe and horses from europe. He brought rice,apples oranges,bananas and coffee. If he didn 't bring crops there might not of been enough food. Also they would not have been able to get food as fast.
Chapters 20/21 Even though Christopher Columbus held onto his belief that he had reached the Indies until the day he died, the new continent he had actually reached had been the result of much geographical speculation and exploration by many curious men. “In some ways, these journeys of discovery collectively represent man’s most astounding characteristic: intellectual curiosity (Watson 424).” As Watson points out, we who live in the twenty-first century have nothing to compare to the feats accomplished by those early map makers and courageous adventurers. “The discovery of America was important intellectually for Europeans” yet many drawbacks soon followed as the New World was not as developed as the Old World (Watson 442).The lack of technology,
While this was a plus of the purchase, allowing the country to grow so big would also bring along some cons too. As a country grows to be the size America did, this made governing for all of that land difficult. Also, considering that this took place in the very early 1800’s which means that they didn’t have the same technology, transportation, or transmission that we have today. This means as settlers started to move out west, many would start to not completely follow all the laws because there wasn’t as much government power in the west back then. As stated above, another concept that Jefferson and America had to take into thought was this purchase would put America into a huge amount of debt.
Pushing then further North and West. If the French wanted power they would have done as the Spanish and stored their riches and stock piled. New France could have flourished in the New World although there main concern with them would have took their gold and cached it. Although freedom to practice their religious faith was a major factor in the French setting sail to the New World it was not the only reason. The French in the New World decided to trade with the Native Indians tribes in the area for fishes off the coast and for fur.
The human civilization has become very social and the expansion into the Western Hemisphere only furthered the ability to be social. An example of this is without the expansion into the Western Hemisphere in the 15th and 16th century the United States would never be a country and if America was never created laws such as freedom of the press and freedom of speech people would not be able to communicate and be honest about opinions such as politics, the economy, and the people in power. The United States is very advanced in terms of women’s rights compared to other country’s this is very important because it sets America apart from other countries were women have little to no rights. In conclusion, none of these principles would be possible if it wasn’t for the expansion into the Western Hemisphere in the 15th and 16th