Originally intending to find an eastwardly trade route to Asia, Columbus accidently discovered the Americas instead. When word of this “New World” reached Europe, it virtually started race between the Nations there to claim there own piece of it. Spain continued their exploration there and rapidly claimed many resources and lands, but one thing was hindering them. The native Populations of the New World were getting in their way. They soon initiated a campaign of systematic anhilation of the Natives.
He is one of the main reasons that Christianity has spread so far to foreign lands and has influenced different cultures. Columbian Exchange (1450 CE - 1750 CE) - The Columbian Exchange occurred after the voyage of Christopher Columbus. It was the process of the exchange of culture, food, ideas, animals, disease, and religion from the rest of the world to America and more. The Native Americans suffered vastly from the Columbian Exchange and their death rates rose immaculately. Europe, Spain, and Portugal all interested in the goods that the Americas had to offer, made several voyages passing on not only goods, but their religion.
Factors That Gave Rise to the Age of Exploration and Motives for Colonization in the New World The Age of Exploration or Age of Discovery was a period in time from the early 15th century and lasted until the 17th century, during which Europeans began to travel by sea in search of new trade route to accommodate for the high demands for Asian goods in Europe. Advancements in technology lead Europeans to build improved ships and begin using new sailing techniques, creating new maps using the cartographer, and advances in astronomy by means of new tools such as the sextant to seek a viable trade route to Asia. They wanted a trade route that did not involve traveling through the Middle East and paying high taxes. Portugal had already established a route by going around the southern tip of Africa into India, and the other European nations wanted an even shorter route to the wealth. After, Spain sent explorers who ended up discovering and conquering Native American Empires, when one explorer Christopher Columbus “discovered" the New World he returned to Spain with gold and other riches.
When Columbus had found the Americas in 1492, he did not greet the natives with open arms, like they greeted him, instead Columbus demanded that they show him... ... middle of paper ... ... New World, were more affected by the incoming of the European settlers. Europe did see some changes as well, but not to the extent that the New World saw. Land was reshaped, repopulated by Europeans, and Natives were pushed almost to the point of extinction. In some place, native culture disappeared altogether, leaving beautiful, open, fertile land behind to be claimed by the Europeans, Portuguese and Spanish. Works Cited Abu-Lughod, Janet L. Before European Hegemony: The World System A.D. 1250-1350.
Christopher Columbus was a renaissance explorer in 1492. he was sent by queen Isabelle and king Ferdinand of Spain to look for a trade route to east Asia What do the word discover and invade actually mean? Well, if one discovers something it means to be the first to find something. Whereas invading means to take/be in a place without permission. Usually violence is involved. Many people would argue that Columbus had discoverd the west Indies this is because most of the historians in the 1400's, which were Europeans therefore they writ biased text glorify their country where by they wanted to avoid any form of negative conspiracy attached to it.
However, Columbus did not know there was a HUGE landmass blocking him from Asia. This landmass was North and South America. Columbus landed on Barbados and brought with him some fellow sailors, food, and a few personal items. However. Columbus did not know that by landing on Barbados, he would create a European frenzy to conqueror the "New World".
The dynamics and developments in Spain, England, and the Holy Roman Empire were all important to the colonization of the New World. There were many important events in Spain that paved the way for the colonization of the New World. For example, Europeans craved the spices of the East, but due to warfare in Asia, they tried to find new trade routes . At the time, Europeans knew that the Earth was round, but they did not know how far the ocean stretched, let alone the existence of other continents beyond the Atlantic Ocean. The demand for such spices allowed for many expeditions to occur, including Christopher Columbus.
Like many other parts of world, it was brought by religious missionaries and the European traders and invaders. It is almost in middle of the 16th century that the Portuguese traders arrived on the “land of rising sun”. The traders, who landed at Kyushu, brought along gunpowder that was not previously known to the Japanese. The local barons cordially responded to these traders mainly because of the weapons they possessed. The traders were also accompanied by Christian missionaries who were allowed to conduct their religious preaching by the local barons.
What the Europeans weren’t expecting to find was thousands of different civilizations already living in this unexplored “new world”. There were many different types of explorers of the new world each with their own motives. One such explorer with extremely ambitious desires was Juan Ponce de Leon; he was a Spaniard who ventured into North America between 1513 and 1521. Juan Ponce de Leon explored Florida looking for one thing in particular, the fountain of youth in which he did not find but he did find out that Florida was not an island. Another explorer who decided to just explore the west was Jacques Cartier, he was a French explorer sent by the king to find new land, he took three voyages to the west and gave Canada its name.
The thirst for new knowledge could only be satiated through exploration. Religion also encouraged explorers to set out on exploration. Their objective was to find and convert as many people to Christianity as possible. Technological advancement also made exploration of the New World possible and desirable. New navigational equipment increased the chances of going on successful exploration journeys.