In the world, the age saw many explorers in search of a faster trade route to China, which led to the discovery of North America.
Captain Meriwether Lewis and William Clark put their lives on the line only to return with information regarding the Pacific Northwest of the United States territory. Their reasons behind this journey, being to expand the United States to the West, involved the entire nation but debatably, their accomplishments and the reaction of others became a major part of today’s history.
Christopher Columbus created awareness of new opportunity and freedoms when he brought the Americas into world view. This opportunity attracted colonists
Many indirect discoverers of the world have been identified. A few of them were the Scandinavians, Marco Polo and the Crusaders. When the Scandinavians found North America approximately around A.D 1000 they formed settlements but were only there for a short period of time. Their settlements were abandoned and no large impact was made. During the time of the Crusades, Europe had desired goods, and silk from the East. These goods had traveled a long way and became intensely expensive for the Europeans, therefore they attempted to find a different source. They attempted to sail downward towards africa and around, but had ended up in the Americas. Their discovery was the beginning of a horrible time for the Natives of America. Shortly after the Europeans found they could sail west another adventurer by the name of Marco Polo began telling people about China, although it
Christopher Columbus made four voyages and is known for discovering America when he was seeking a westward route to India. Columbus was also a remarkable navigator and gutsy sailor, navigating by the stars to sail across the uncharted sea as no other was known to have done. Charles Lindbergh also has a well known reputation.
Each explorer has contributed to their country advancing the society in multiple ways. Bartholomeu Dias was a Portuguese explorer that set sail in 1487 to sail northeast into the Indian Ocean. He set sail with “two small caravels and a slower supply ship.” As stated in the textbook American Journey. After Dias was overseas for a couple days, there was a huge storm lasting two weeks. Throwing Dias off his original course, the strong winds pushed him southward in sight of land. Dias had realized that he had sailed past the southernmost point of Africa called a Cape. In 1487, Bartholomeu Dias also found a direct water route to India providing the Portuguese with another way of trading food, for different goods. In the Primary Source Packet document 2, it states, “In 1487 Dias sailed to India, finding a direct water route to India forming another trading route for the
Christopher Columbus contribute to the mutual discovery of peoples and cultures between the American and European continent. Columbus it was the first to travel crossing the Atlantic and this assumption is very important for histographers.
Vasco Da Gama was a Portuguese explorer and the first person to reach India by sea. Christopher Columbus was an Italian explorer, he was determined to find a water route to Asia, but he never did. He accidentally stumbled upon the Americas. Ferdinand Magellan was a Portuguese explorer, known for being the first person to circumnavigate the planet Earth.
Rationale: Anyone who has studied history of the Americas’ knows that it was founded by Christopher Columbus in 1492 however, he could not have explored the whole continent by himself. Who are the other Spanish explores and what are they famous for?
Christopher Columbus discovered America or “the new world.” He was a navigator, explorer, and colonizer.
Columbus gets a lot of credit for "discovering" land that already had people living on it, a land that has already been encountered by other people way before Columbus was even born. In 70,000 to 12,000 B.C. Siberia explorers sailed to Alaska. In 10,000-600 B.C., Siberians also went to Canada and the state we now call New Mexico. A little more recently the Vikings in 1000-1350 came from Greenland and Iceland. They traveled to Labrado, Baffin Land, Newfoundland, Nova Scotia, Cape Cod and further south. Around 1311 and 1460 explorers from West Africa came across to Haiti, Panama, and Brazil (Loewen 48). These were only a few of the many encounters of the Americas. A result of these explorations was the establishment of Indian villages and the life they began to lead.
Probably the most famous expedition in American history was the brainchild of Thomas Jefferson. Two young men, Meriwether Lewis and William Clark, were a part of this long journey and wrote down valuable