The Travels Of Marco Polo And Marco Polo And Christopher Columbus

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The exploration and colonization boom of the 16th-17th centuries permanently connected Europe and the Americas, a connection that eventually formed the modern “West.” This new global connection not only created positive effects, but it also created a few negative ones as well. The European and American perspectives vastly changed because of this new connection that was created. Before the connection came to be, Europeans believed there were multiple continents, unaware of how big the world truly was. The Europeans believed that new trade routes, adventures, and the spread of religion could be a good aspect to come out of exploring the world, but it was also dangerous, unknown, and time-consuming. Marco Polo and Christopher Columbus were two …show more content…
Marco Polo inspired Christopher Columbus to go on his voyages to explore the world. Marco Polo states that in the Mongolian culture men can marry their mother, tell women what to do, and they live off milk and meat (The Travels of Marco Polo). Polo portrays the Mongols as intelligent, yet dismissing the fact that they are slightly original ideals. On the other hand, Christopher Columbus discovered the Caribbean Islands and what he thought was Asia but was America. According to the Voyage of Christopher Columbus, upon arrival, both sexes were naked and afraid as they stood in front of them. When Columbus arrived, he claimed all land for Spain and set up permanent settlements. He made sure the Indians converted to Christianity and forced slaves back to Europe to work in mines and on houses. Columbus enforced God, Glory, and Gold onto the native Americans because that is what he believed would be right for the …show more content…
Europeans needed slaves, so they took advantage of the Indians and forced them to be their slaves. When they found Indians, they could use to build and sell things, they captured and solved them as slaves. Also, new trade routes were discovered when the connection between Europe and the Americas happened. The Europeans introduced trade goods to Indians which interested them into using them in their everyday lives. Another important aspect to the Europeans, was the spread of religion because the Indians would be the first people they could introduce it to. As soon as they discovered the Indians, they made a significant push towards Christianity and what it had to offer. “The Indians might become Christians and inclined to love our king, queen, princes, and all the people of Spain, and they may be eager to search for, gather, and give to us what they abound in and that we greatly need (Christopher

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