The year 1492 was a major turning point in history for many different reasons. After 1492, people and civilizations of long separated regions had started to gain their connections. Many trades had began and gave different countries the opportunity to get different things. The voyage of Columbus in 1492 helped create our world today. In 1492, Christopher Columbus set sail to go to east India to find gold, instead of getting to east India, he landed in the Bahamas.
|Name: |Date: | Graded Assignment Consequences of the Columbian Exchange (50 points) When Europeans began colonizing new lands, they brought with them plants, animals, and other goods that did not exist in the New World, and they took back with them things that did not exist in Europe, Africa, or Asia. This exchange among continents altered diets, farming patterns, and even the economic organization of some countries. The consequences of this global transfer, called the Columbian Exchange, were far reaching. Step 1: Read over the following scenarios that resulted in the Columbian Exchange and think about the unintended consequences in each. • Some European sailors have smallpox.
they realized more than ever that they needed to find this new route to the East. They could travel around the Africa to get to India and China but that was risky and took a very long time. One of their routes was to travel out into the Atlantic Ocean and end up on the other side, to China. But the did not expect to hit a large land mass like the Americas. When they did, they found more goods that they now desired, like sugar, coffee silver, and gold.
Jose F Suarez American history project #1 Cuba. Virginia 1) Why was colony established? At the beginning of the c.1500 century the European continent was devastated by and was in desperado need for territorial expansion, there were the bubonic stink and many other diseases that had claimed the lives of many European citizens and they growling the cities, the old continent was devastating. The possibility of expansion was a dream coming to be for those European countries, with Spain and Portugal as the pioneers of the great adventure, finding gold will solved the economic situation of Europe. Great interest in America colonization was awakened throughout the Kingdom by a little book on “western planting” inspired by Raleigh and writing by Richard Hakluyt.
Spain and the New world Christopher Columbus was a talented navigator from GenoA. He had been asking all over Europe for the ships and men for a voyage across the Atlantic ocean. He wanted to sail for religious Practical purposes. To covert people to Catholicism and to open trade routes. Columbus believed the world had a circumference of only 16,000 miles.
Britain could not allow her investments in Egypt jeopardized, as Egypt was a vital route to India. As a consequence of trying to protect these investments Britain occupied Egypt for 40 years longer than anti imperialist Gladstone had hoped. This resulted in further territorial control for Britain; unconsciously Gladstone had expanded the British Empire and ignited the change from informal rule to formal occupation in North Africa. This was all necessary as it was done to protect economic interests of the empire, as well as securing the route to India. The expansion into the Sudan was comparable to that of Egypt as it was unintentional.
Through the whole of Africa bringing trade opportunities for the British South African Company with it and the only way he saw this was possible was to colonise this land. However Rhodes was also politically motivated as he wanted to expand northwards from South Africa to forestall the Germans, as he wanted to make sure that the ascendency would be with the British and not the Germans after they colonised South East Africa he wanted to make sure that the Boers
Menelik II’s letter to European powers (Document 3) clearly indicates his unwillingness to go along with plans to “divide Ethiopia among the distant Powers.” The constant references to Christianity in Ethiopia are no doubt intended to support the idea among Europeans that Ethiopia should be seen more favorably than other African nations, and be free from the Scramble for Africa. He even goes so far as to suggest that the Europeans might help his country regain the seacoast land on the Indian Ocean that has fallen under Muslim control. After the Europeans conquered the Southern Africa, Ndansi Kumalo (document 4) states how after they lost to the European forces, they “were treated as slaves,” and they harmed their wives and daughters, giving no respect to the African people. He is upset over how impolite the Europeans have been
It could be used to show how certain people under these rulers and how they benefited their rulers' search for conquest but took away everything from the natives. The Portuguese Map of Africa (Document 3) shows that they had a lot of land that they occupied along the coast. This only shows the great conquests of the Portuguese, which would make this biased, and since the mapmaker did not know what was in inland Africa, it was all just what he thought would be seen. This could be because no Europeans had been there. Also there were some
Access to commodities such as fabrics, spices, and gold motivated a European quest for a faster means to reach South Asia. It was this search that led the Portuguese down the coast of West Africa to Sierra Leone in 1460. Due to several technological and cultural advantages, Portugal dominated world trade for nearly 200 years, from the fifteenth to the sixteenth centuries. While, in the fifteenth century, the rest of Europe was decimated by the Black Plague, Portugal was protected by its physical isolation. Additionally, Portugal had an unusually strong national identity, due to its natural geographic borders, allowing the pooling of the considerable economic resources necessary to fund these ambitious explorations.