De Leon was pronounced the first European to step foot on new land, he called Florida. Ponce De Leon, a Spanish explorer was searching for the Foundation of Youth, which was said to be in the Bahamas but discovered the land we know as Florida and its features. In 1493, Ponce de León sailed with Christopher Columbus on Columbus' second voyage to the Americas. Juan and his family settled on an island named Hispaniola in the Caribbean. De Leon was one of the first Europeans to see the small island of Borinquen, which is the Indian name for Puerto Rico.
Chapter 14 Id’s Chapter Thesis: From 1450 to 1750, three regions: the Americas, Europe, and Africa impacted the world for the good as the exchanged goods, ideas, culture, but most importantly this mixing resulted in new people of the world with mixed races and new cultures, crops, economy, etc. 1) The Great Dying “The Great Dying” consisted of the Native American societies. The Great Dying was a phenomenon and was quoted “surely the greatest tragedy in the history of the human species.” In essence it was the demographic effect of diseases brought by Europeans on the Americas. It occurred between 1450 and 1750. It occurred on lands from Mesoamerica to the Caribbean islands.
 From 1604-1607, Champlain participated in the exploration and settlement of the first permanent European settlement north of Florida, Port Royal, Acadia (1605). Then, in 1608, he established the French settlement that is now Quebec City.  Champlain was
Dante Colucci Mrs. McElroy AP US History 2 04/30/12 Colonization The colonial expansion of the Spanish and the French are very different in execution, but similar in their goals. The Spanish were the first to arrive to the Western Hemisphere. After Columbus had arrived back in Spain, many of the other countries desired to go to the New World. The Spanish were ruthless in the colonization of the Americas. The French were not as ruthless.
The great exchange enabled Western Europe to grow exponentially in size power and economics. Whereas the Americas suffered due to pathogenic diseases killing off most indigenous population. Also, African population decreased as the slave trade came into effect, killing many slaves in a coercive labor system. Discuss the connection between the state and the church in Latin America as it applies to ruling the Spanish empire? The Spainards legitimized their rule by enforcing the church and its values tO the inferior population by converting them in effort to cease and integrate them to Spanish life.
THE SPANISH IMPACT ON THE INDIANS Father Luis Jayme was the author of the primary source, The Spanish Impact on the Indians. Melchior Jayme was born in the farming village of San Juan, Majorca, Spain on October 18, 1740. In 1771 he picked his religious name, “Luis” when he was received into the San Franciscan order. That same year Father Luis Jayme became pastor of the Mission San Diego. In August of 1774 Father Luis Jayme played a very big part in moving the Mission inland from the Presidio to the present site.
Chambers, Davis, and Oxendine Coach Eason US History 10 1 April 2015 The Hunter and Its Prey Captain John Smith was an English adventurer, soldier, explorer, and author. He was famous for his role in the exploration of the New World; while in the making, he ran into the Powhatan princess, Pocahontas. Smith was responsible for the settlement and survival of Jamestown, England’s first permanent colony. He was known as America’s first hero and led expeditions across the New England coast. Smith was an advocate and promoter for bringing English men to America, thus fore he is important to American history.
So in 1482 the Portuguese built a built a fort at Elmina [the mine] to protect their trade and they then spread across the Gold Coast. The Portuguese enjoyed a monopoly for nearly 100 years. Europeans are attracted. English, Dutch, Sweedes and Danes all wanted to share opportunities offered. African Solution: indigenous slavery.
Although among non-Native Americans Christopher Columbus is traditionally considered the discoverer of America, Columbus was preceded by the various cultures and civilizations of the indigenous peoples of the Americas, as well as the Western world's Vikings at L'Anse aux Meadows. He is regarded more accurately as the person who brought the Americas into the forefront of Western attention. "Columbus's claim to fame isn't that he got there first," explains historian Martin Dugard, "it's that he stayed. " The popular idea that he was first person to envision a rounded earth is false. The rounded shape of the earth has already been known since antiquity.
This is the reason why the colonial history of Virginia is important. As one of the thirteen colonies that united to declare independence from the British crown, Virginia has come a long way from being a Southern British colony to a thriving metropolitan state. 1 Early Days It all started in mid-1606, when the king of England, King James I, gave a land grant to two English companies to settle in what is now modern-day Virginia, as the king tried