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.
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. This is important to history because his technology helped us create our technology
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.
If Alexander was not determined to keep going he could have just gotten revenge from Persia and gone back to his kingdom, but a yen pushed him to keep going and little by little he conquered a big part of Asia. 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.
The new pride in the nation’s army and navy led to a stronger and more organized military, which wouldn’t have been possible without the nations new support for military and its new sense of nationalism. 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.
In addition, the initial colony consisted of 0 women. 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)”).
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”. In Sor Juana Inez de la Cruz poem ‘Arraignment of Men” points out the duplicity regarding men’s innate need to control and condemn others for the same fallacies they themselves exhibit, “You men are such foolish breed, appraising with a faulty rule, the first you charge with being cruel, the second easy you decree”
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. Their culture, being greatly different than the natives, was introduced and influenced them so greatly; signs of it can still be seen today. My goal in this paper is to discuss both the good and the bad effects that came of the Europeans exploring and colonizing the America’s.