His career in exploration started when he was very young. As a teenager he traveled the seas and eventually made Portugal his base. Columbus came to believe that the East Indies (present day Indonesia and surrounding islands) could be reached by sailing west through the Atlantic Ocean. He appealed to the kings of Portugal, France and England to finance a westward trip to the Indies, but all denied his request. After ten years of monumental efforts but fruitless results, King Ferdinand and Queen Isabella of Spain agreed to finance Columbus in the hopes of acquiring great wealth.
Millions of natives in the New World died due to European illness making it easier for the Spanish Conquistadors to move in and take over much of the Americas. Balboa in 1513 discovers the Ithsmas of Panama and becomes the first European to set eyes on the Pacific Ocean from the east. The explorations to the new world continued and 1519-1522- Magellan sailed around the world proving that Columbus did not find
In 1492, Columbus commanded 3 ships to sail west to look for the Japan, china, and India because he believed the earth is sphere that could across the Atlantic Ocean to find those countries. Unfortunately, he never finds the route to Asia in his 4 times voyage due to incorrect measurement of the distance, but He discovered the new world – America and landed on Caribbean island that he names San Salvador, initiating contact between Europe and the New World. In 1565, Spain established her new world empire in St. Augustine, Florida. Spain remained a New World power for almost a century. Afterward, others Europe countries also entered the new world.
Princess Cruz January 19, 2010 Mr. Deneen 4th Block Hernando Cortez Born in Medellin, Extremadura, Cortez lived through the years 1485-1547. He studied law at the University of Salamanca but decided to try his luck with the Americas in 1501. During 1518, he went and served under the governor of Cuba. With the governor's permission, he organized a crew to accompany him to Mexico. Just before he left for Mexico, Governor Velazquez revoked Cortez's commission because he feared that Cortez would not recognize his authority once in Mexico.
Why did so many colonist die in Jamestown? Three ships sail to a brand new land with about 100 British colonist, but little did they know what they had coming for them. Within a year already half of the men pass away, but why? It was spring of 1806 king James had sent gentlemen to Virginia to sought the riches that could lay ahead, or any natives to convert Christian, and to create the first new colony. They settle by a river that they call James river.
Alfonso Frausto Ms. Mendez English 11B 24 October 2010 A General History of Virginia & Pocahontas: Compare/Contrast This journey begins with a man, an explorer named John Smith, who was basically from England who wanted to sail the seas to conquer land for his people in the “New World”. Well he was a hard worker in his crew, well that’s what the people say, besides that, the time was bad because supposedly there were 214 or 215 people on board and only 60 of them ever made it to land. Which people back then and maybe now called it Jamestown, now Jamestown was a fort-like place were food for the crew were bad like expired meat, or 6 day old beans, let’s just say it wasn’t heaven. Except for the captain or the head ranks because they got the good food such as fresh meat, spices, few minute made soup or everything that isn’t fungi attacked. Now John Smith was not just a regular man who didn’t help his crew but also a writer of his own journey and adventure, so he embarks on a mystery land with a Native Americans, which he does not know about.
After this war, Spain assured improvements, but the nationalists did not believe they would cooperate. In 1895 when another rebellion led by Cuban nationalists took action, the Spaniards sent about 200,000 soldiers to Cuba. The Cubans reacted by damaging any property that belonged to Spain such as the sugar mills and fields hoping this would make the Spaniards retrieve their land or so the U.S can intervene in this disaster. A year later, Spain sent General Weyler to put down those nationalists in Cuba. He decided to build concentration camps and
When Columbus sailed to America, a reward was offered to the first sailor to see land. Juan Rodriguez Bermejo was the first to see land on October 12th, but Columbus had claimed he saw the land the night before to claim the reward for himself. Columbus also was a cruel man when he settled in the Bahamas. He treated the “Indians”, Native Americans, horribly. Columbus enslaved the people, demanded every adult Taino to bring gold to him every three months, and forced Christianity.
Christopher Columbus had quite the opposite feelings when he sailed accidently towards the Indie Islands. As a Spanish explorer, his new-founded discoveries were an amazing opportunity to seize the new lands in the name of his country and His Savior. Throughout his journeys, he wrote four letters (each time he came back to the Indies). Each time was to tell of his expeditions and new experiences that he and his crew went through. However, on his fourth and last voyage, he realized the downfall that trip brought to him as he wrote his letter to Ferdinand and Isabella.
His timing couldn’t have been anymore perfect now that Columbus Day is next week. You see his album is about how America came to be and all about the voyages from 1492 to 1503. When we are young we’re told about Columbus and how he was a great man and blah, blah, blah. What is untold is what he did to the natives. When Columbus encountered the natives he didn’t greet them in a very nice manner.