He was born in Devonshire, England, and died in January 28, 1596 in Portobelo, Panama, when he was around 56 years of age. From 1577 to 1580, he circumnavigated the world, and was the second person to do that in a single expedition, but first one to complete the journey as a captain. He was considered the most renowned season of the time of Elizabethan era. Since he was a great sea captain, Elizabeth I awarded him a knighthood in 1581. He also defeated the Spanish Armada in 1588.
Within four years of arriving on Hispaniola, Columbus and his crew had murdered one third of the original 300,000. (Examining the Reputation). On top of killing one hundred thousand people in the time it takes to earn a diploma, Columbus stripped the natives of their liberty. The innocent were subjected to mining gold for the explorers. If they did not reach their quarterly quota, their hands were chopped off.
At that time, only about 75,000 Mexican citizens lived north of the Rio Grande. As a result, U.S. forces led by Stephen W. Kearny and Robert F. Stockton were able to conquer those lands. Taylor advancing, and captured Monterrey in September. With the losses adding up, Mexico turned to old standby General Antonio López de Santa Anna, the strongman who had been living in exile in Cuba. Santa Anna convinced Polk that, if allowed to return to Mexico, he would end the war on terms positive to the United States.
The USS Maine explodes in Havana Harbor, Cuba, due to an unknown origin. The investigation of the cause is being explored. Yesterday, February 15, 1898 at 9:40pm, 260 officers died out of a 400 man crew. This morning’s recovery efforts only revealed dilapidated parts of the warship’s superstructure floating in the harbor. The people of Havana have been thrown into a state of panic after the explosion shook the city.
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.
Political Movements: In July 4,1840, the Independent Treasury Act was signed into Law by President Martin Van Buren. It made the Federal Government exclusively responsible for managing its own funds. In 1840 the Anti-Slavery convention in London, William LLoyd Garrison and others walked out when women abolitionists were not allowed to be seated as delegate. In August 13,1840 the Supreme Court upholds lower court and allowed the Amistad mutineers to return to Africa. In November 7,1840 slaves aboard the Creole mutiny and sailed the ship to Nasseo, a British post, where the slaves were freed.
George Washington is one of the most well known people in America’s history. He is known as “The father of our country”. George Washington was amazing from his childhood, his place in the American Revolution, to his presidency and retirement. George Washington’s accomplishments changed America. George Washington had a very rough but successful childhood.
William Playfair was considered a black sheep during his lifetime. It wasn’t until after his death, mathematicians and scientists began to appreciate his inventions. William Playfair is credited for the invention of graphic displays of scientific and mathematical data. William Playfair was born on the twenty-second of September, nineteen fifty-seven near Dundee Scotland. He was the fifth child of eight, born to Reverend James Playfair, who was the minister of a small Parish near Dundee called Liff and Benvie.
People claimed that the Maine was destroyed by a mine, a Spanish ship. In the explosion, the bottom of the boat was torn and it killed 260 officers and men on board. The Court of Inquiry was communicated to the Spanish Government for a hope of
The war begin in the 15oo’s it all started when a man named pedro de valdivia came and started finding cities and the Araucanian tribe weren’t too fond of that so they captured Valdivia and killed him . 1810 a Governor named Junta proclaimed chile and the king ferdinand VII was imprisoned by napoleon. In 1812 Bernardo O’higgins and Jose Miguel Carrera join together to fight against spain. In 1817 the battle of chacabuco Jose de se martin and O 'Higgins win the fight against Rafael Maroto, Regaining chile and their freedom. In 1823 Roman Freire led a military expedition to Santiago and forced O’Higgins to resign.