Christopher Columbus Case Study

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Hope Greamo History 201 Question 1 of test 1 September 5, 2009 Q.1: Select three early, European explores of the new world. Discuss what motivated each of these early explores. (What was his agenda?) (What did he hope to “find” or “see”? What was he looking for?) How did these expectations and pre-conceived notions impact his findings and affect his interactions with the indigenous people of North or South America? How might these interactions have been different if the explores’ agendas and pre-conceived ideas been different? Explain fully and give examples to support your assertions. Christopher Columbus was a well known European explorer of the 1400”s. He was a brilliant navigator and explorer…show more content…
He claimed that land for the British. John had become the first British explorer to find the new world. Cabot really like what he had found and became very fond of the land. He loved the fact that he could catch baskets of fish to enjoy. John’s agenda was to find a shorter way to Asia for the trade industry. He wanted to be part of what the Spaniards had and that was finding the new world. His pre-conceived notion was that Columbus had found this place that was to be the new world and he wanted to be part of it. He was curious to what was out there. He had always wanted to sail the open seas and explore and he did in fact that. Columbus had a lot of impact on the early explorers is successful journeys. If it wasn’t for him I wonder if anyone would have had the curiosity to travel or explore the “New World” or “America” as we call it today. All this research makes you ask yourself all these questions, like if we would have the freedom we have today, would anyone from Europe would have traveled to “America”? These are all the questions that have come to my

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