An article titled “Sir Francis Drake 's Famous Voyage Round The World, 1580” was written by Francis Pretty, who was one of Drake 's Gentlemen at arms. This article is a description of Sir Francis Drake’s voyage, detailing the specific events that transpired throughout the voyage. Throughout this paper I will be comparing and contrasting these two voyages. Sir Francis Drake and Ferdinand de Magellan both had a fleet of five ships that accompanied them on their voyage. In both voyages only one of the ships survived with most of the crew being either lost of dead.
Jean Laffite actions were protected because he possessed the letter of marque. Jean Laffite smuggling and slave trade were still illegal even if he had the letter of marque. William C. C. Claiborne was the former governor of Louisiana. Laffite and William didn’t get along at all so in 1813 William Claiborne gave a offer of $500 dollars for the capture of Jean Laffite and later after that Laffite double the offer up to $5,000 dollars to capture the governor and bring him to Barataria know as Laffite
He had acquired more than 18,000 ounces of gold (biography.com) 2015. and one year later he married the Daughter of Pedro Arias Dávila, his generous sponsor from many years ago. While in Spain, he was named the governor of Cuba and was given permission to explore Florida (America) by Queen Isabela. On April 6, 1538, Hernando de Soto departed for Florida. However, he made a last minute stop in Havana to help the people recover from French attacks. On May 18, 1539, Hernando de Soto and his crew finally departed for Florida.
When he went to the sea he was helping in many trading voyages in the Mediterranean and Aegean seas. His voyage to the islands of Khios brought him as near as he would come to Asia. Supposedly, his first voyage to the Atlantic Ocean nearly cost him his life because the commercial fleet he was sailing with was attacked by French privateers off the coast of portugal. When the ship was burned it caused Columbus to have to swim to the Portuguese shore and make his way to Lisbon, Portugal. Of course Columbus participated in several other expeditions.
Hernando Cortes, a Spanish Conquistador and explorer, left Spain in 1504 destined for the New World--never to return--making several changes. Cortes first stop was the island of Hispaniola where he spent the 11 years helping to plan the conquest of Cuba. Life was good in Cuba, so good that he was second in charge but not good enough for Cortes for there was no gold. He left Cuba telling an incredible lie where upon meeting the mainland of the coast he burned his ships leaving only T. as his destination. Upon reaching T., the true colors of Cortes emerged; colors that are insidious, malignant, and barbarous.
He quickly angered the natives by capturing them and selling them into slavery in the Caribbean. Soon after Lucas Vasquez de Ayllon led an attempt to settle the South Carolina territory with approximately 600 settlers. His settlement did not last due to harsh weather conditions, sickness, low food supplies, and hostile natives. The Spanish settlement lasted a mere six months before the Spanish deported. Another failed
Spain sent General “Butcher” Weyler to control the situation in Cuba, so America sent the navy battleship called the USS Maine to the area to protect American investments. At first, the battleship USS Maine had no hostility, but until the Maine exploded at 9:40 pm on February 15, 1898 in Havana Harbor. There was 260 American naval personnel be killed on that ship. There was difference explanation of the explosion. Some people stated that the Maine was hit or blown up by the Spanish Navy, however, others said that the ton coal bunker exploded.
In 1767 Parliament went on to levy another list of taxes on lead, paints, and tea. To prevent any protests from the colonists the Massachusetts governor requested assistance from the British army (sparknotes). Five colonists died when an angry mob clashed with the army, this is known as the Boston Massacre (sparknotes). The Boston Tea Party was a famous moment during the road to Revolution. On December 16th, 1773 sixty men dressed as Native Americans dumped an entire shipment on tea into the Boston Harbor in protest of the laws and taxes imposed on the colonies.
One of the most determined of these explorers was Hernando Fontaneda, an unfortunate Spanish Conquistador that discovered the harsh reality of venturing into the unknown. After being shipwrecked off the coast of Florida at the age of thirteen, lived among the Natives of Florida for 17 years before eventually returning to his homeland of Spain. He wrote a memoir containing the recollection of his interactions with the Natives and the geography of the area in which he was marooned. When describing the location of valuable items and ore he wrote, “the cacique (chief) is lord of the River of Canes, where the pearls and lands of lapis lazuli are, and the the gold is afar off…” Fontaneda constantly repeats his observation of little to no gold in land of present-day Florida. Fontaneda’s concern in his memoir is evident and reflects the Spanish ’ insatiable lust for gold.
Arriving in Cochin, he fell sick and died shortly after on December 1524 and his body was brought back to Portugal for burial in 1539. Vasco da Gamma accomplished so many things in his lifetime. He was one of the most important explorers of the world. He established trading posts in India and Mozambique; he discovered a direct sea route to Asia and much more. Explorers are the ones that we should be thanking.
He crossed the Atlantic and made landfall on an island he named San Salvador which was part of the Americas. Columbus had in fact discovered a new uncharted world on the other side of the Atlantic. He continued his search for gold for 96 days in the Americas, thinking he had landed in islands off the Asian coast. When he returned to Spain he was commissioned to do several more voyages and built
Samuel Bellamy died on April 26,1717 His fleet was hit by an intense storm, completely capsizing and destroying his ship, the Whydah. Two men survived this tragedy, one disappeared in history, while the other, Thomas Davis, lived on to pass down the hard account of the shipwreck to Cape Cod
Two ships were lost in the storm and Wynter reversed his ship 's course back to England. Another ship disappeared. All that was left from the original fleet of five ships was Drake 's 100-ton flagship, the Pelican. He later changed the name to the Golden Hind. He sailed to Chile and Peru to plunder unprotected Spanish merchant ships filled with bullion.
The Spanish-American War was fought in 1898 between Spain and the United States. The Spanish-American War ended Spain’s colonial rule in the Americas. The war began when Cuba tried to achieve independence from Spain in February of 1895. The United States officially declared war on Spain in April, after the USS Maine battleship exploded in Havana, killing 266 American sailors. It was never proven that Spain was actually responsible for the battleship sinking, but the US newspapers battle cry became “Remember the Maine.” Some background information tells us that in 1492, Spain was the first country to sail to the western hemisphere or across the Atlantic Ocean to colonize American land.