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  • Negative Consequences Of Christopher Columbus Discovery

    There were many consequences of the discovery of the New World by Christopher Columbus both good and bad but in the end the evidence leans toward the good outweighing the bad overall in the effects that Columbus’ journey and discovery had on the world both old and new. Some of the beneficial consequences, which were mostly one sided in the direction of the Europeans, that happened because of the discovery were the “Columbian exchange” of agricultural produce and animal stocks, the massive…

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  • Navigator And Narratoric: The Life Of Amerigo Vespucci

    “It is lawful to call it a new world, because none of these countries were known to our ancestors, and to all who hear about them, they will be entirely new.” Amerigo Vespucci was a Florentine navigator and explorer who played a prominent role in exploring the new world. Navigator and explorer Amerigo Vespucci came in to this world on March 9, 1451. He was born into a cultured family as the third son of Ser Nastagio and Lisabetta Mini. Vespucci’s father worked as a notary in Florence,…

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  • John Rolfe's Ambitious English Settlers

    John Rolfe was one of the early ambitious English settlers of the New World. During Rolfe’s existence, he had sailed for the New World only to find Jamestown, Virginia’s settlers undergo with winter famine. Rolfe is accredited with the bountiful development of tobacco as an export crop in Jamestown and is recognized as the spouse of Matoaka, otherwise known as Pocahontas, the chief 's daughter of the Powhatan Alliance. John Rolfe would define success as a triumphant cultivator of tobacco and…

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  • The Slave Trade

    As discoveries concerning the New World by nations of the Old World including, but not limited to, European states, progressed, innovations were made concerning the utilization of natural resources found in the New World (the Americas) to continue to promote and benefit the “mother” countries back in Europe. Furthermore, certain practices were used in the Americas, such as the slave trade, to obtain the greatest amount of benefits. However, these practices were not necessarily considered to be…

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  • Christopher Columbus Impact

    Regarded as a hero of American history for “discovering the new world,” Christopher Columbus never actually set foot on North America. Mooring his ships to land he suspected to be Asia in 1492, Columbus’ discovery was a chain of islands in the Western Atlantic, today known as the West Indies, several hundred miles off the southeast coast of what is modern day Florida. In fact, of the four voyages he made across the Atlantic, he never traveled any further north than the Bahamas. Discoverer is an…

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  • Columbian Exchange

    revolutionary movement which would forever alter the world (Biology, Ecology, and the Discovery of the New World). As increasing populations of Europeans settled into the New World, especially in the New England region, they constructed the Columbian Exchange by bringing new animals, plants, and societal traditions which rapidly transformed the environment. Domesticated animals and livestock, a concept Native Americans…

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  • Essay On The Gunpowder Revolution And Globalization

    to improve their economy. This called for ways to get their products and services outside of their local area. Globalization was the key to improving the economy. Globalization is the process which allows an entwining of people and economies in the world. It began in the 15th century but still is present today. This wasn’t an easy task given the modes of transportation, culture differences, and language barrier. In the mid-15th century, Europe began to expand and launch out into different…

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  • King Ferdinand's Discovery Of America

    have guessed in his wildest dreams that he would stumble onto something greater—the New World. Although King Ferdinand died centuries ago, his memory is forever immortalized around the discovery of America, along with Christopher Columbus, the legendary Italian explorer. Soon after the discovery of the Western hemisphere, Europe began to colonize, explore, and conquest the New World, a mystifying place filled with new possibilities. Throughout history, I believe that the discovery of America is…

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  • The Pros And Cons Of European Exploration

    The time in which European exploration sparked began due to many inventions. These included the caravan, which could sail against the wind due to triangular sails. Maps helped explorers know where they were going during explorations. The printing press helped copy these maps quickly. The astralobe helped explorers know where they were in the ocean. Lastly, the compass gave explorers sense of direction so it would be less likely they would get lost at sea. In conclusion, many technological…

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  • 18th Century Conquistadors

    the world for Europe in the 16th - 18th centuries. After Christopher Columbus discovered the Americas in 1492 and the first circumnavigation of the world by Juan Sebastian Elcano and Ferdinand Magellan in 1521, expeditions led by conquistadors in the 16th century established trading routes linking Europe with all these areas. Infections got around worldwide from Africa and Eurasia to the Americas. The spread of diseases like smallpox and typhus declined the number of people in the New World.…

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