The Voyages Of Christopher Columbus Voyages

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- 1492 – Christopher Columbus’ voyages Christopher Columbus, an Italian explorer for Spain, began his European exploration in 1492. During this journey, he discovered three voyages to the New World. This event was significant because it not only opened doors to a New World, but created more opportunities, trade and business wise. Christopher Columbus created vast experiences for those who followed behind him in exploring the New World. - 1494 – Treaty of Tordesillas With various explorers following in Christopher Columbus’ footsteps, confusion began to arise between Spain and Portugal concerning who actually had claims to parts of the New World. The Treaty of Tordesillas was signed in 1494 and it settled this dispute. It allowed Spain to…show more content…
His voyage was significant because he revealed various bodies of water that showed other explorers and individuals that the world was actually larger than it seemed. It gave countries access to valuable trade routes, bodies of water, and methods of navigation to travel throughout these passageways. - 1620 – Pilgrims landed at Plymouth Rock The pilgrims were originally headed for Virginia; instead they landed in Massachusetts, first at Provincetown and then at Plymouth. The pilgrims led by William Bradford landed at Plymouth Rock in 1620 seeking religious freedom. They agreed to abide by the Mayflower Compact in which they promised to obey the laws that they would create together, setting the precedent for participatory government. - 1776 – Declaration of Independence The Declaration of Independence was adopted on July 4, 1776. It was written by Thomas Jefferson with input from other delegates and it stated that “All men are created equal…”. The declaration of Independence was written as an argument for the people claiming that they had the right to do away with King George III’s unfair government and declare independence from it. This event was significant because it guaranteed the governments safety to the people of the United States and it guaranteed that all individuals are treated equal regardless of their skin color, ethnic background, or
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