The purpose of this paper is to inform the readers about Columbus and his reasons for exploration, the Native Americans reaction to Columbus, and how the two of these things interacted with one another. During the 15th and 16th centuries, national leaders from powers around the world were thinking about the opportunities that can arise from exploration by sea. They were interested in goods such as spices, gold, food, and slaves to trade with Asia and the countries off the Coast of Africa. At this point in time it was very difficult and dangerous to travel long distances across land due to the treacherous terrain and the chance of being killed by attackers who were interested in robbing people. So the idea of traveling by sea seemed like a much more suitable option.
(619). The Spanish admiral, Pascual Cervera, gloomily expected that his fleet would “like Don Quixote go out to fight windmills and come back with broken heads”. (619). With better ships, and guns, and men the battle in the sea didn’t last very long. Having the Spanish fleet up against a wall basically the entire fleet was destroyed or captured.
The Spanish armada was known as the most powerful navy in the world and they were prepared to go overthrow Queen Elizabeth I. Elizabeth was known as a corrupt international political leader, she also encouraged her own Navy to rob Spanish ships that were caring valuable exports from America. The Spanish were ready for revenge; “nearly 140 ships and 24,000 men were supposed to rendezvous with an army of similar size in the Netherlands” (Tompson 1). With a navy this size aiming to overthrow the Queen, the odds were not in favor for the English. The Spanish were even known for having the world’s strongest navy. As they Spanish headed to the Netherlands to meet up with more troops and the other half of their navy, the English fleet intercepted them.
when Rome interfered in a dispute on the Carthaginian-controlled island of Sicily (“Punic Wars”). Carthage, being considered the greater naval threat, decided to ally themselves with Hiero of Syracuse. Rome, on the other hand, did not possess their own navy so they instead relied on their allies’ navy. It was not until 260 BC that Rome decided to build its own navy that was based off of a rumored stolen Carthaginian war ship that had been abandoned by her crew during a storm. Despite all effort on land, it was the fighting at sea that decided the outcome of the First Punic War.
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Christopher Columbus Although nearly every phase of any exploration had its good and bad outcomes the benefits of Columbus' discovery of the New World far outweigh the negative results of that enterprise; because his discovery stimulated further development of both Europe and the New World. His voyage was an epochal and magnificent discovery in that it confirmed the roundness of the earth and gave new validity to science, expanded trade and opened new markets and led to the industrialization of Europe, and opening the doors to a new world because the Old World was overcrowded and torn by strife. Columbus' did not just discover land and resources rather he discovered the New World. A New World that offered hope, freedom, and a new opportunity. Even before Columbus was born, astronomers and mathematicians knew that the world was round.
There was import demand on the companies and the rising export supply became too much for the natives to handle. In the rise of exports the supplies had to be shipped from Asia to the Americans. In the American land, where the majority of Europeans desired to sail to, the new sailors that came were not accepted as Americans, though none were truly considered Americans until later in the time of America. “The sea trade had multiplied by leaps and bounds” (Hale, John R.513). The route of trade was soon taken by Spain and some of the ships were entering to the new world.
Let’s delve deeper into some details of the war. Athens had the gold, they had the ships, and they had it all. To their disadvantage however, the Spartans and the Peloponnesian league would win the favor of a new rival to Athens; the plague. When Sparta launched their attack, there was a huge migration of people deeper into Athens. Due to the congestion that must have caused, a massive plague spread killing almost a quarter of its army, sailors, thirty thousand citizens and its military leader Pericles.
The English also used the Fireship which, even though the Spanish anticipated it, it still caused great damage to Spanish moral . "Receiving signals about the impending danger, anxious captains slipped or cut their cables to move out to sea... [and] lost precious anchors that they would need desperately during the epic that lay before them." The subsequent Battle of Gravelines was inconclusive but once more succeeded in doing significant damage to the Spanish fleet. However, th... ... middle of paper ... ...of factors, ranging from Spanish designs for the Armada, to the inhospitable weather of the North Sea, to English tactical skill in negating Spanish superiority in numbers. The subsequent fate of those who were captured by the English or the local population varied.
“Christopher Columbus did not “discover” the Americas, nor was he even the first European to visit the “New World.”. However, his journey kicked off centuries of exploration and exploitation on the American continents. The consequences of his explorations were severe for the native populations of the areas he and the conquistadores conquered” (History). “Disease and environmental changes resulted in the destruction of the majority of the native population over time, while Europeans continued to extract natural resources from these territories. Today, Columbus has a mixed legacy—he is remembered as a daring and path-breaking explorer who transformed the New World, yet his actions also unleashed changes that would eventually devastate the native populations he and his fellow explorers encountered” (History).