a. Trade and the advancement of technology both motivated and provided the means to the colonization and exploration across the seas. First, trading throughout Europe demonstrated a very profitable means of income for every nation, but the slow travel routes motivated the exploration of a new path to the desired destination. Trading had also provided the means of colonization because of the motivated exploration of new land. The development and advancement of new technologies had encouraged exploration because of the desire to demonstrate and test the new technologies such as the compass and gunpowder. The use of gunpowder had consequently improved the desire to trade as well.
Christopher Columbus didn’t estimate the length of the trip correctly, and that proved that he could go a long trip without the correct amount of supplies. 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.
Using the rings to sight the stars, one could tell how far north or south the ship was from the equator. This advancement gave explorers a better sense on where they were when they were at sea. Not only was the astrolabe the only example of technological advancement for navigation, but so was the caravel. Developed by shipbuilders in the 1400s, the caravel allowed sailors to sail against the wind and at the same time be fast. The caravel began as an improvement over older ships.
In the coming years it became increasingly important for countries to establish claims in the sew world to gain access to vast untapped resources and wealth. While Spain and Portugal were the dominant powers in the beginning, eventually the French, British, and other nations would attempt to gain territory themselves. A negative effect from this era of exploration to the new world is that it allowed for the expansion of the slave trade into one of the most profitable industries of the day. While it was extremely beneficial in the beginning of the exploration period, eventually rivalry between European powers would much conflict and hardship as they attempted to expand their gains in the New
Jacques Cartier is more of an invader than an explorer. This is due to his actions, motives, and adaptations to the bumps along his journey in hopes to find a new passage to Asia. Cartier’s motivation surrounded around profit, opposed to an Explorer, whose focus would be directed further towards finding new land and discovering new things. These were some of the results following Cartier’s travels, but they were not intended. He harmed First Nations he encountered, and was a kidnapper, taking advantage of the people around him.
This led to the destruction of a native Indian’s traditional society. The British came in and wanted the land to be structured so similarly to Britain. This made it so there were clear social divisions between the Indians and the British, as the Indians did not and would not ever understand the British culture. The forces of law and order were almost invariably deployed in favor of British rule. Though there were sections of the Indian population who were more or less happy under British rule, like the wealthy Indians who were secure in their possessions and privileges, all Indians, whatever their status, shared the experience of being treated as racial inferiors.
Christopher Columbus came across these areas in his attempt to find the direct route via the Atlantic Ocean from the west. This attracted the attention of another explorer who came in to found out more about this continent. Numerous resources were later discovered in the process, and they have exploited accordingly for the better of humanity. Jacques Carter opened routes to America thus linking America and Asia. This was a very vital move by this explorer since it opened up the area for more exploration and trade activities.
XV century inaugurated the start of the European Expansion with Portugal and Spain being the first most successful countries in discovering and colonizing new lands. Spanish colonization of America, without any doubt, was one of the most important events of that period. Stories about lands with many wonderful goods, spices, and other riches encouraged European men, who wanted to enrich themselves and find a better life over the sea, to travel and explore, claiming new lands to become dominions of the sponsoring party, in this case, the Crown of Spain. Christopher Columbus’ first voyage, backed by Queen Isabella of Castile, aimed to find a route to Asia through the West, but was not successful in its goal. However, the result of this unprecedented voyage was more than revolutionary: it discovered the New World.
The mighty empire of Spain had conquered many places during its command for the benefit of their country. The benefits were riches, laborers, crop, land, and missionaries. The areas in which Spain colonized were South America, the Caribbean, and the American Southwest. They colonized these areas to make them their own. Spain wanted to gain a profit and expand their culture through exploring, sending the word of God through missions, and conquering empires for gold.
As a result of the technologies that were created, many Europeans made the decision to lead expeditions to find new places to colonize and inhabit. This is especially important in the context of colonization of North America because the drive that the Europeans had would (as eventually proven by the idea of Manifest Destiny) seemingly never end. The idea of imperialism changed during the Enlightenment from discoveries of new cultures to the eventual takeover of those same cultures. The Europeans saw themselves as more civilized than the indigenous people that they had met, portraying them as
The colonists who first arrived at the Jamestown wanted to earn economic profits. They were expecting to find and gain mineral wealth such as gold and other natural resources. Also, the Virginia Company of London established the colony in Jamestown in order to find a Northwest sailing route to head to the Orient and, therefore, make opportunities for trade. Other motive to settle in Virginia was to prevent the influence of Spanish colonies, which spread the belief of Spanish Catholicism. The Virginia Company of London tried to convert the Indians in Virginia into Christianity.
The technology and writings contributed significantly to the first voyage of Christopher Columbus, European voyagers and colonists were an eye-opener for me as the reader. Although they had the skills and tools to capture their ventures across the transatlantic; the discovery produces a marvelous large and intriguing body of literature. Moreover, I found it quite fascinating how the voyagers and colonists preserved the painting and writing during the period of the European exploration in the 1400’s. Nonetheless, technology revolutionized the exploration as the civilization to America advance with help of Columbus, Young Spaniards, and other voyagers.
The political and technological developments helped to facilitate the European expansion. Individual European explorers’ main motivation was to locate luxury goods, promote Christianity, and to be the first to discover new lands and water. The states supported the European explorers because of demands for luxury goods, religious fervor, and the desire for glory. European expansion and the Afro-Eurasian trade world is the main reason that you have most of the luxury items that you have today. Without this trade world and expansion things would look and taste very
The European exploration connects with the exploration that occurred in the United States. The exploration allows new opportunities for a nation to grow and prosper and enabled the nation to progress on the living situations (finding new land-creating new houses). Christianity in Japan: In 1587, Toyatomi Hideyoshi became worried that christianity’s growing
The Colonies were striving even more to helping the British because they thought the British would reward by letting them more out to newer lands and going further west, but unfortunately the opposite happened. In Document A we can see that the British gain an immense amount of land, but they placed the Proclamation Line of 1763. This permitted the Colonist from moving further west and staying one place. This brought lots of angry towards the British Empire thus causing their loyalty and relationship with them to vanish. The Colonies began to grow a desire for Freedom and slowly began to grow a more self sufficient nature, leading to the Revolutionary