As much as these settlers wanted to separate from the Church of England, they still used much of the English ways as far as their economy and many of their stabilizing systems. Chesapeake was a region that was composed of Maryland, Virginia, Pennsylvania, and the New Jerseys(East and West). It was in this area that Jamestown was was founded by 104 settlers in 1607. It was located in a peninsula by the James River. The settlers here hoped to find gold , riches, spices, and an avenue to Asia for more wealth.
First Peoples - Chapter 2 questions for consideration The motive of the Spanish empire for coming to and remaining in the “New World” is described best in our text book as “a mission for gold and god.” Spain found that the “New World” was fertile land and rich in mineral resources. They saw it as an opportunity for expanding their empire and generating wealth very rapidly. Spain also believed that they had a “divine and royal mandate” to convert the native people to Catholicism. This was of course accomplished by force. The conquistadors would read a document, when encountering native people, called the “Requerimiento.” This document, read only in Spanish and not understood by the natives, required Indians to be subject to the church and acknowledge it as a superior ruler of the entire world.
The Effects of the Westward Movement on the Environment The United States has always been one of westward expansion, beginning along the East Coast and continuing, until it reached the Pacific. "The great leap Westward" as described by Theodore Roosevelt. When gold was stumbled upon in California, waves of treasure seekers poured into the area. The California Gold Rush was a major factor in expansion in the West. This discovery of gold had a huge effect on the American economic system is a great way.
Fundamental factors like the growing powers all the governments, a new thrust and desire for foreign goods- especially Asian goods, and a desire to spread the Christian religion drew the Europeans to the exploration, conquest and settlement of the New World. The key players in exploration of the New World all became more powerful. The Portuguese set up trading posts along the coast of Africa which allowed money to flow through the country, giving them more power. The marriage of Ferdinand of Aragon and Isabella of Castile unified the kingdom of Spain, which increased its power. This increase in power made many countries and governments hungry for more power and would do anything to find it.
There were a few other reasons why Isabella and Ferdinand were driven to support Columbus and those were their great desire to spread Christianity, as well as compete with Portugal for new sources of wealth. Christopher had a great amount of pressure from the King and Queen to come back with a successful overall journey. They’re expectations had a great toll on him, and added a lot of pressure to be successful on his voyage. After all, these two people were putting their faith into him, to cover their requests of spreading Christianity, and gaining wealth. A quote from Samuel Eliot Morison reinforces the stress that was inflicted on Columbus, “…the admiral (Columbus), it is true, was as blind as those who came after him, and he was so anxious to please the King that he committed irreparable crimes against the Indians” This quote is important because it directly relates
Thus it can be see that through the goal of the early American pioneers to gain natural resources many settlers were pushed further west and thus expanded America towards the west coast rapidly. However it must be acknowledged that the establishment of the intercontinental roads such as the Cumberland Road aided industries such as farming and in particular the cattle frontier massively. Therefore it must be seen that without such means of transportation attempts to settle the west would have been near impossible. Transportation from one side of America to the other undoubtedly was a massive goal for the American government, as it would establish a more economically
He showed what a gold mine the new world was ad what greatness would come from this amazing opportunity. Learning what lied beyond the Atlantic Ocean they started to fund more expeditions to their new producing land. This was good because Spain was a weak country compared to other countries. So with the biggest discovery going on the king and queen could take advantage and bring them out of depression. With the help of Christopher Columbus they were able to start confidently fund trips to the new world that quickly made Spain a powerful
Fay Wang Period 7 US History 9/10/11 Chapter 1 Writing Assignment When Christopher Columbus found the New World, he would also find new possibilities for both Spain and other countries. In 1492, the Santa Maria landed on San Salvador. While Columbus had intended to find Asia, he instead found a new culture of people and different resources. Eventually more countries would also come to the New World to explore these people and items. It was a game of who could get more money and glory, and the discovery of the New World would only add on to this.
The astrolabe was invented during the 1400s and was perfected by the Muslims during the Age of Exploration. The Age of Exploration all so known as the Age of discovery was a period when the Europeans engaged in intensive exploration of the world. While exploring Bartolomeu Dias, an early Portuguese explorer, explained his motives: “To serve God, to give light to those who were in darkness, and to grew rich as all men desire to do” which was also known as “God, Glory, and Gold and were the primary motives for exploration. Soon the technological advance such as the astrolabe made this possible. The relationship between the astrolabe and the age of exploration was that the astrolabe was a navigational tool that sea captain could used to calculate latitude, or how far north or south of the equator the ship
Natasha Nieves P.6 Manifest Destiny “It was America’s right to stretch from sea to shining sea, not only was there a responsibility to hold to our citizens to gain valuable natural resources, but also to civilize this beautiful land” – Unknown. Manifest Destiny was the belief that the United States was preordained by God to expand throughout North America. Many great achievements have been the effect of America’s fulfillment of its Manifest Destiny. America has not only geographically succeeded but the glorious success has carried its self to the present day. The origin of Manifest Destiny comes from the influential Puritan John Winthrop writing.