The age of discovery had many aspects that made it unique from other time periods. During this time period the networks of trade were formed between people who wanted similar goods. There were religions discovered that did not resemble the religion of the Europeans. Trading also differed for some countries such as Africa, who used the barter system. In the end, the Europeans were appealed by countries that allowed them monetary gain rather than countries who would not serve a purpose for profit.
Throughout history, there have been turning points that have changed the course of society. The three most important turning points were the Age of Exploration, the Renaissance, and the Reformation. Each had many positive and negative effects on history. During the Age of Exploration, many explorers set out in their massive sailing ships to find another way to get to India, but what they discovered was a major turning point in the history of the world. During the Renaissance, many people in Europe began having new ideas and concepts about life and even started believing in humanism, which was emphasizing the value of humans in many forms (during this time it was art). And finally during the Reformation, it was a time of religious conflict was shaped Europe into what it was today.
The Age of “Discovery”, a period that brought notable changes to regions spanning the globe, began in the 15th century. Following the end of the highly influential Renaissance period, many people in Europe developed an interest in the foreign lands of the world. This resulted in the beginning of the Age of Discovery, which was marked as the period of great global exploration and expansion. The country of Portugal fueled the start of this period. Portugal, which had been blocked from making advancements in trade in the past due to the overwhelming presence of more influential countries, spearheaded exploration during this time. After successfully taking control of regions in Africa and the Atlantic archipelagos following minor exploration expeditions,
...e harvesting family would have enough to see them through as well. This led to little agricultural trading outside of Europe while the Byzantines through, Constantinople’s prime location on the Silk Road and outside trade aided by its diverse population, became Europe's wealthiest empire.
The discovery of the new world brought the Europeans resources, money, and people. Discovery of the new was such an impact on the European exploration because of land. Countries would now have more land in their name with lots of resources. Discovery the new world made the European come up with the ideal of slavery. This was a negative for the people who lived on the land because they were either killed, brought into slavery, or kicked off the island (3). Crops and resources was another reason why the discovery of the new world was important. Exploring the world gave the Europeans resources that were very convenience. Gold was the greatest convenience resources found during the European exploration (3). When the Europeans were traveling across they weren’t just looking for land and money. They also learned from the Indians and others about their culture (3). Learning about another culture made the explorers bring back some of their culture and share it with the old world. The explorers found lots of resources and crops that they didn’t have, they also found out that the Indians didn’t have things they had, and this is what lead to the Columbian
The two double portrait pieces by Jan van Eyck and John Singleton Copley show a married couple together posing for the paintings. At first glance, it appears they are both very similar because both pieces have the married couple posing for the pieces. However, they come from different artists and different time periods. The marital relationship of these men and women are different. Social structure and concerns of the cultural situations also played a part in how the pieces were made and portrayed.
The conquest of exploring the New World was one rooted by the desire for gold and to increase trade within the market. In 1453, the Fall of Constantinople would be the basis on which eastern trading routes would close causing traders and merchants to push westwards. Before colonization, both the Portuguese and Spanish engaged in voyaging further for goods and gold. The Portuguese were the first to venture out further in search of gold and trade. The two most successful of these travelers were Marco Polo and Vasco de Game. Shortly after Marco Polo’s and de Gama, Spain would assist in sending out Christopher Columbus to find a trading rou...
Without an access to the silk and spices they desired, Europe soon turned their interest elsewhere for a trade route. In 1492, Spanish explorers were off on an expedition in search of a westward sea route to the Indies. The expedition was led by Italian explorer Christopher Columbus who landed upon “unknown, uncharted land” in which he believed to be the Indies, but turned out to be the Americas. Columbus, believin...
In 1492, Christopher Columbus sailed the ocean blue, which started a huge push by European nations to gain power and wealth, mainly in the way of building Empires in the New World. This was called the Age of Exploration and lasted from the late 15th to the early 17th century. Spain, under King Ferdinand II of Aragon, was the first nation to do this. Juan Ponce de León was a conquistador and one of the earlier voyagers to the New World in the European Age of Exploration, he accomplished several notable things in his life, but overall and looking in hindsight he is seen as a failure when compared to other conquistadors.
Second, by finding the New World, people were able to spread out. The population was easily dispersed among the new and old world, making it easier to live and even easier to produce more people. By finding the New World Columbus created an opportunity to produce a brand new society. A place later called The United States of America. In finding the New World many people were able to leave their old unpleasant towns and villages and just start over again. It also allowed the people that suffered from the potato famine to flee Ireland. The New World allowed Jews to flee to America, to escape from Hitler. Columbus, by far, helped many more than he ever hurt.