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
The largest continuity experienced during this time was the idea of exploration and expansion. Spurred by Christopher Columbus’ discovery of the Americas in 1492, others countries, besides Spain, began to send their own fleets and voyages over to the New World to claim land for their mother countries. The strong demand that European countries still had for sugar and raw materials was another reason that journeys across the Atlantic took place. As those raw materials were gathered and sent back to Europe, the idea of mercantilism became increasingly prominent towards the end of the 16th century, especially in the North American
Tobacco use increased due to Europeans enjoying smoking tobacco, and it's perceived medicinal benefits. The New England settlers emigrated hoping to obtain religious liberty. This liberty they were seeking was the right to establish churches and govern themselves through God's will. These Puritans rejected the beliefs of Catholicism and were unhappy with the Protestant Reformation. They left England to escape religious corruption that they feared England was heading towards.
The question presented asks for an explanation as to why European rulers promoted exploration and colonization in North America. Keywords: Exploration and Colonization in North America Power is a great motivating factor for rulers to seek new land and increase trade and wealth for their country. This became a situation where greed and envy ruled the leaders in charge of sending military and sea forces into unknown territories Berkin, Miller, Cherny, Gormly & Egerton, 2010). The two reasons of note behind the motivation of Europeans exploring to North America are religious freedom and economic opportunity. It is true the three G’s of attraction to Europe was Gold, Glory, and God and remains to still be a strong force behind the world today.
Why Europe? Anan Patel 12/16/13 The Europeans were the first people to explore and conquer the rest of the world. But, before they explored the world the Chinese had started this voyage project also, but they eventually receded from this because they were looking to focus more on domestic matters (DOC 2, 3, 4, and 5). The reason why Europe succeeded and the others didn’t because Europe already had advantages in society because of the plant and animal domestication, also they had enough competition between the different European countries to go out on voyages to look for more (DOC 1, 6, 7, 9) . On the other hand, the other countries weren’t able to succeed because they conquered by Europeans or their population died out from diseases or plagues (DOC 4, 5, 8).
Exploration and expansion could just boil down to the two most popular motives, money and power, but there was much more that encouraged the discovery of the new world and voyages around Africa. In Europe countries were just starting to form such as Portugal in 1380 Spain in 1469 and France 1480 so these new governments where looking to expand their holdings. Portugal united under King John I was largely responsible for the start of European exploration worldwide. King Johns I’s son Prince Henry the Navigator was a huge advocate of sailing and helped develop a new lighter ship. This new design would allow boats to sail farther and faster with fewer resources.
Colonizers' Expectations Essay Expectations When the European voyagers first set out with on their voyage, they set out to find a faster shorter trading route to access India and China. In the process the voyagers ultimately ended up coming across and discovering North America and South America. When the voyagers explored the continents they also learned that both continents were very much enriched with natural treasures. The voyagers documented and reported all of the findings they discoveries about the people and treasures the land provided. The European voyagers were adamant and eager to claim the new land and all of its riches almost immediately.
Imperialism Europe since 1870 Imperialism is best defined as a nation extending its authority both by territorial and also economical changes in an already set up government. European nations hoped to gain mainly more land in order to have more resources that they could use and or sell to nations willing to buy from them. During the mid-late 19th century Europe was the head continent in the world and was attempting to expand its region into both Asia and also Africa. It was because of the valuable resources in these countries that caught the attention of many European nations. In order to survive and compete with other nations in Europe it was very important to own land other then the country’s homeland to make a profit and also
It led into the understanding for a need for foreign trade to expand, to at least increase foreign trade to help aid the American economy through times of depression. It led to the Spanish American war and unrest with American citizens regarding the moral issues of expanding. Religion, racial rights, and the economy were all major players in the American imperialism policy. Through the blood shed and the many treaties which were signed, the policy did bring America closer to foreign relations for trade and opened doors for communication where there originally were none. And, as a French diplomat was once quoted “The United States is seated at the table where the great game is played and it cannot leave.” The battle for expansion continued on into the 20th century.
Many aspects of the African and American economies remained unchanged by maintaining an agrarian based economy. As trade began to increase between Europe, the Americas, and Africa, many social transformations began to take place. The national monarchs that lived within Western Europe wanted to increase their power and began to look for more trade routes to increase their wealth. This rise in trading led to the growth of the middle class in Western Europe. The middle class developed because the increase of trading opened up room for specialized workers Along with the growth of the middle class bankers, capitalists, and other occupations also began to develop.