The well known Christopher Columbus was not the only explorer from the Iberian Peninsula who shaped the world today. Vasco Da Gama, a less popular explorer, actually had a large impact and array of accomplishments. He set off for India in 1497, following his passion to explore and be the first to reach Calicut. Gama was placed on the Saõ Gabriel by King Manuel to find spices and open up a sea route to India. Gama was inspired to explore because of the Renaissance in Europe.
Conquistador, written by Buddy Levy about the famous ventures of Hernan Cortes, places the reader in the 16th century, or the era c.1450-c. 1750 ce. During this time, the idea of exploration was spreading quickly, as kingdoms and empires in Europe sought to expand their territory. Portugal, with Spain following after, led the way for exploration as they headed south. Spain, however, ventured west, driven by a patriotic attitude of expanding past their borders. Levy tells the story of Hernan Cortes, originally setting sail from Spain, as he sailed from Cuba to the shores of Mexico in 1519, eager about the discovery of new lands.
Christopher Columbus sailed the ocean blue in fourteen hundred ninety-two. When one hears the name Christopher Columbus, they tend to think about his discovery of America. What they don’t consider is how his discovery changed and affected America. First of all, Columbus’ discovery provided the start of a long term colonization, which created what we know today as America. People, who immigrated from another country, traveled all over the world to make it to America in hopes of getting land in “The New World”.
As we all know, Christopher Columbus set sail into the unknown in 1492. His efforts and findings sparked a time period of exploration, trade, colonization, and even new alliances. Years before, another explorer, although lesser-known was born. Their name was Juan Ponce de Leon. Juan Ponce de Leon is a Spaniard conquistador and explorer.
Giovanni “John” Caboto Giovanni “John” Cabot was a successful, and adventurous Italian explorer/navigator, who is known for making big discoveries. He is known for discovering and claiming land in Canada, and somewhere in North America off the coast of the Labrador Peninsula. John Cabot was raised in Bristol, England and was born into a wealthy family. His family would buy spices and sell them, (at the time spices were really expensive and rare to find). In addition, just like Christopher Columbus he was search for Asia (but actually founded North America), and was also in search for the Northwest Passage.
On every twelfth of October, nations across the world, from Spain to the Bahamas, celebrate the voyage and discovery of the soon to be Americas led by the notorious European explorer Christopher Columbus. On August 3rd, 1492, Columbus led his “three ships - the Nina, the Pinta and the Santa Maria - out of the Spanish port of Palos” in order to sail west until he reached the Indies where the riches of gold, pearls and spice awaited him! However, instead of landing in Asia he found himself in one of the Bahamian islands, being greeted by indigenous people in which he described “as naked as when their mothers bore them” and were “very well made, with very handsome bodies, and very good countenances" (Christopher Columbus Discovers America, 1492).
It is uncertain that every book of history gives the exact detailed facts and information about a specific subject which is the case for western travel narratives of Morocco. In the late nineteenth century, European empires such as Britain and France were colonizing countries of Asia and North African including Morocco. Moulay El-Hassan was the Sultan in the period between 1873 and 1894; he was intelligent and successful with enough political tactics to pacify the warring Moroccan races and to solve his country’s problems in order to release it from the domination of the French empire. In addition, Morocco knew many major historical events that led it to be an interesting subject to western explorers. Every traveller had a purpose to visit
The interactions of early Spanish explorers with the Indigenous people of the Americas contributed in a large way to later interactions between the two groups. Christopher Columbus and Hernan Cortès were two notable Spanish explorers who had early contact with the Mexica people as well as other native groups. Columbus initially set out to find an alternate sea route to India, and eventually arrived in the Caribbean and continued to explore over the years and came upon already established societies of Indigenous people. Columbus planned to bring them under Spanish rule after promising great wealth from this expedition to King Ferdinand and Queen Isabella of Spain. Cortès, a member of low ranking Spanish nobility was originally focused on exploiting the labour of the people of the Americas, until he decided to pursue the goal of conquest in the Americas.
I. Introduction The land of Asia has been contacting its local histories with the western world through long centuries of colonization. Since the start of the 15th century, the time when Portuguese was the first to travel on undiscovered continents thus, met Asia. New trading routes for Europe revealed and created an enormous lead for further expansion of western imperialism. Though, it was doubtful enough to see waves of European colonizers came except France.
“Voyages of Discovery” In the “Voyages of Discovery” section of “Beginnings to 1700,” Wayne Franklin portrays European efforts to hurriedly claim the lands of the New World. After the publication of Columbus’ letter to the Spanish monarchy that described the lavish riches of the West Indies, many Europeans began to take the voyage across the Atlantic to explore much of this new land. Franklin writes, “this second European wave quickly gathered momentum and extended itself far to the north and south of the Caribbean basin that Columbus explored” (8).
Then Francis Drake launched a series of attacks on Spanish ports and fleets in the New World. the results of these attacks was an increase in wealth, mostly for Elizabeth and those that invested in the sea dogs. Elizabeth authorized several attempts at exploration and colonization. In the 1570 's Martin Frobisher conducted three voyages in the North Atlantic. And in 1583 Humphrey Gilbert sailed with a group of ships and landed at St John 's Bay.
What would eventually become the start point of what is today called the Columbian Exchange started about 500 years ago when Christopher Columbus and his 3 ships set off to from Spain to find India. Instead of India, they discovered the New World, America. The exchange of animals and plants that took place after this would come to be very important to Europe and America. After Columbus and his 3 ships arrived and reported back to queen Isabel another 17 ships were sent off to the New World, the word about the far away land spread along Europe and everybody wanted to take a part of this amazing land.
Have you ever left a particular place but return only for everything to have disappeared? In 1578, Sir Walter Raleigh sailed overseas to America with his explorius half brother, Sir Humphrey Gilbert. The exploring that took place sparked an interest in Raleigh to one day colonize in America. Shortly after his return, he was granted permission by Queen Elizabeth I to do such a thing. In the summer of 1585, Raleigh sent off a group of motivated English settlers to settle in the New World.
Before the United States of America became united, Christopher Columbus sailed the ocean blue in 1492 to set out for Asia to find gold and other riches. Upon his quest, he founded the New World. But he wasn’t the only one who discovered America; after Christopher Columbus, a man named John Smith sailed to the miraculous land called Virginia. It was in Jamestown that John Smith and the English decided to reside to start a new colony in the early 1600s. In 1607, John Smith was out exploring, trying to find food for all the English and it was then that he realized that they were not alone.
Jacques Cartier was a French navigator who was sponsored by King Francis I to go to America to find riches. He was most known for exploring the St. Lawrence River and naming, what today is called Canada. April 20, 1534 I set sail today, King Francis is sending me to the new world to find riches, like gold. He is also sending me to find spices and a new passage to Asia.