After developing a plan to find an easier and new way to Asia, in 1485, Columbus presented his plans to King John II of Portugal. The king submitted Columbus's proposal to his experts, who rejected it. Columbus had persisted in demonstrating his project to the court of Portugal twice. However, with Portugal, Genoa and Venice’s rejection, he resorted to Ferdinand and Isabella, the king and queen of Spain, who accepted to financially aid him in his journey. On August 3, 1492, Columbus set sail from Palos, Spain, with three small ships.
When Berliner addresses the issue if Columbus really did discover the Americas, he is very hostile with his answer. He says, “The politically correct view is that Columbus did not discover America, because people had lived here for thousands of years” (par. 2). In the beginning of his article he is very angry that the “politically correct” view this day as an occasion to be mourned. How people are trying to get schools to replace Columbus
Columbus Day is right around the corner, and the age old question, whether or not we should we be celebrating Christopher Columbus remains unanswered. The average American believes that Christopher Columbus was a brave explorer, who, despite horrible odds, sailed across the Atlantic in 1492 to discover the New World and proved that the earth was round. Both of these preconceived ideas are wrong. In 1491, no one actually thought that the world was flat. The idea that everyone in Pre-Columbian times thought that the world was flat was a myth made up during the 18th century.
To this point, should today 's Americans not acknowledge the good and bad accomplishments of Christopher Columbus? For many, celebrating Columbus is a way of remembering Columbus ' achievements and celebrating their Italian-American legacy. Additionally, to Columbus ' credit, he might not have discovered the new world or been the perfect humanitarian, but he did introduce the Columbian Exchange. The Columbian Exchange was perhaps one of the biggest major developments of Columbus ' journeys before the Columbian Exchange many of the farm animals, and agricultural crops in the Americas were inaccessible by the rest of the world by fear of exploration of the unknown. Columbus and the travelers that trailed him altered all that.
Las Casas was born at Seville in 1474. His father, of humble origin, could accurately be described as a nouveau riche. A common soldier under Columbus in his first voyage to the New World, he acquired enough wealth in the Indies to send his son to the prestigious University of Salamanca. For one who attained such prominence as a cleric, Bartolome was rather tardy in taking religious orders. Though he studied both divinity and law, he took only a law degree when he completed his studies in 1498.
“Gold is a treasure, and he who possesses it does all he wishes to in this world, and succeeds in helping souls into paradise.” Christopher Columbus is seen as more of an icon or symbol than a man when we talk about his daring journey to find a new pathway to the countries that had silk and spices that the Spaniards wanted. When we talk about Columbus, we only ever really talk about how he discovered America and claimed the land mass as Spain’s. We never touch on important questions about the man like how did Columbus actually treat the natives of the land, is our portrayal of him misleading and do textbooks and other pieces of literature agree on his character? When comparing three pieces of work, Columbus takes a different light in each one but in all of them his brutality towards Native Americans is prevalent. In The American Pageant, the authors touch on the extermination of the culture and peoples but only very briefly, keeping the description to a minimum and not explicitly saying he was the root cause.
The two men are prime examples of surpassing even their own expectations. Christopher Columbus is known to be the one who established America, although his intention was to find a direct water route west from Europe to Asia. He didn 't technically “discover” America, for millions had already inhabited the land. When Columbus returned to the Americas he left his brothers Bartolomeo and Diego to rebuild the Hispaniola settlement, leaving with them crew members and native slaves. Columbus took native slaves of his own when he sailed west to continue his search for gold and treasures.
He never saw a good outcome is violence,nothing good comes out of it. If you protest and don 't buy their goods or anything they will break eventually. In Martin Luther King 's own words he says “ IN the past six months simply by refusing to purchase products from companies which would not hire negroes in meaningful numbers and in all job categories, the Ministers of Chicago under SCLC’s Operation Breadbasket have increased the income of the Negro community by more than two million dollars annually”. This is a non violence at its peak of power,when it cuts into the profit margin of a business in order to bring about a more just distribution of jobs and opportunities for Negro wage earners. In these two sentences you can obviously see that by protesting and no violence Negro job distribution has gone up.
Estebanico also known as "little Stephen" was the first non-Native American to explore the American Southeast. Even though, the records show that he was servant, evidence shows Estebanico did more than serve. He helped assist Spanish explorers in search of the "fabled Seven Cities of Cibola". During the expenditure members became sick, but he continue the journey on his own. Additionally, Estebanico open up what is now New Mexico and Arizona.
Colonization of The New World was a new concept at the time of The Age of Exploration. Spain was becoming a major superpower with the discovery and colonization of the Americas. “The English Monarch Queen Elizabeth told Sir Walter Raleigh to organize a colonizing mission,” (Tindall,Shi 36). With this expedition Sir Walter settlers were able to settle an area called Roanoke with little knowledge of this new world called America. Although the Roanoke Colony was never heard of again, Roanoke failed as a colony because it had a lack of communication with its only investor.