I claim that Columbus Day should remain an American holiday. I believe Columbus Day should remain an American holiday because Columbus laid the foundations for the widespread European migration from Europe to America. Although Columbus was not the first to discover America, he was the first to attempt to colonize America. Columbus’ Voyages led to the widespread exchange of food, goods and animals. Now known as the Columbian Exchange, this is a momentous point in history.
When these challenges are faced, many of the settlers will create the foundations of their political, social, and economic systems. There were many differences between the two colonies when it came down to their political systems. First, both colonies were greatly influenced by Governors. This influence can be seen by Sir William Berkeley when he describes that the, “Governors…laid the Foundation of our wealth and industry on the vices of men”. This statement shows that the governors that were in the Jamestown colony had a profound influence during the beginning of their colony.
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.
This proposal implies that the difficulties Magellan went through are the reason why he should be considered as a hero. On the other word, if Magellan had had good ship and well-trained sailor, he would not be considered as a hero, or if he had not finished the voyage, he also would be considered as a hero. How ridiculous is it! If there is thing that makes Magellan become a hero, it should the result of this voyage but not his stubbornness and skill. Although Magellan’s characteristic plays a critical role in his voyage, it is one of the many factors that led to the success of this globe-trip.
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”.
Christopher Columbus is a man who is commonly depicted as a hero and great explorer who discovered our modern day America, but many of the so called “facts” are not all completely true as people would like to believe. Columbus was undoubtedly a courageous explorer who brought many new ideas, cultures, and resources to be exchanged between the New World and Europe. While this is true, it is not uncommon for people to forget the harmful effects brought along with the voyages made by Columbus and the darker details of his times in America. Columbus started from humble middle class family. Columbus was born in 1451 in the Republic of Genoa as the oldest of his four siblings.
– 1603-1635 Why? – He came from a long line of mariners How? – Help and guidance from Francois Grave Du Ponte Samuel de Champlain’s true adventure started in 1603 when he started to explore North America. He was under the guidance of Francois Grave Du Ponte. It is believed that de Champlain became a sailor and explorer because he came from a long line of mariners.
Besides the search for spices in India, he had opened up access to India through the ocean, something no one had ever done. When he reached Calicut, where the spices were said to be, he found more than just that. He discovered new cultures and religions. According to Vasco da Gama: Round Africa to India, 1497-1498 CE, “Both Prince John and Prince Manuel continued the efforts of Prince Henry to find a sea route to India...His expedition turned the commerce of Europe from the Mediterranean cities to the Atlantic Coast and opened up the east to European enterprise” (Thatcher 1). The overall goal of the voyages was to find a sea route in order to make trade and travel to the East safer.
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).
In addition, the trade routes the Mongols opened up introduced Europeans to “Asian goods […] [,] and the ensuing European demand for these products eventually inspired the search for a sea route to Asia. Thus, it could be said that the Mongol invasions indirectly led to Europe’s “Age of Exploration” in the 15th century.” This left a major impact on the world, as Christopher Columbus discovered America inadvertently on a search for a sea route from Europe to Asia. The discovery of America was a major event in world history, and it only happened as it did because of the Mongols’ influence on the Age of Exploration. This shows that the Mongols’ reopening of trade routes influenced major world history events in a positive