What Was The Most Important Consequence Of The Printing Press Dbq Essay

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Reformation was an important consequence of the printing press however, an even better and more important consequence was Exploration. Exploration was clearly the most important consequence of the invention of the printing press. The explorers of Europe have claimed they were the first ones to discover the “New World.” They traveled far looking for a short route to Africa but came across something else, the Caribbean. Columbus died not knowing he later found America after he discovered the Caribbean. Magellan later made a route around the world all the way to Africa with the help of a map (dock D). The priests of the churches became mad because they claimed that God made the World flat but was wrong, as well as thinking that the heavens were above the clouds. They were later wrong. The Explorers are still known for “exploring” and “finding” America and the caribbeans. Navigation was a big part of sailing across the big ocean to find something newer as referenced in document D. There were many ways to navigate in the ocean before gps’s were made, there were the stars, compasses , quadrant and maps, these weren’t all accurate but they had a sense in where they were looking for and going. Columbus used a quadrant on his …show more content…

Columbus had to ask for money for his voyage, he asked lots of people who had extra cash and finally someone agreed. Queen Isabella, she gave him three ships which were the Nina, the Pinta and the Santa Maria as well as ninety sailors. He later wrote a letter to the King of Spain on his voyage back from America about his “discoveries” surprisingly, not asking for money. “I discovered many islands inhabited by numerous people. I took possession of all of them for our most fortunate King by making public proclamation and unfurling his standard, no one making any resistance.” He later stated in his letter, Columbus traveled back and forth with as much money as he could make up. It was no longer a

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