Magellan was given credit for being the first to travelling around the world. He had begun his voyage on September 20th, 1519. Magellan was fascinated and determined by the idea of finding the Spice Island. Magellan had done many minor explorations before. The exploration of Columbus gave him the idea of a successful expedition to The Caribbean. Magellan had asked the Portuguese king to support his expedition but the king had denied his offer. So he went to Spanish Royalty to ask for help which was granted. The Spanish King agreed to give an armada of five ships. Magellan should have been defended because he is determined, he has good navigation skills and he was religious.
In 1492, Christopher Columbus set sail from Spain looking for a shortcut to Asia. The King and Queen of Spain put the money up for the cost of the journey. He was looking for trade goods that he could sell back in Spain, he took a Catholic priest with him to spread the word of God to the native people of the new lands. These explorations will change the world more between 1400 and 1800, trade, travel, weaponry, and ideas will result in changes that will be seen around the world.
The ship had many indications of failure before even hitting the ice. They were warned multiple times by neighboring ships of possible danger, passengers reacted terribly in the chaos - taking the ‘every man for themselves’ approach, pride, the lower class were not seen as equals and therefore not prioritized, and the #1 cause made by crew and passengers alike is ignorance. The crew had been warned about the icebergs in their path but would not slow down for the sake of an image. The ship was barely filled with water when the people had been first notified of the hit, hundreds could be saved with such a fast notice but instead they locked a whole class of people in with the water too die. At one point
First of all, Magellan did not have concern for his crew, it did not matter to him what they ate and if they died. It was surprising how he ate good food and on the other side while his crew members ate the same stale and rotten food every single day, months old food. Accordingly to a journal written by an Italian scholar, a
Greediness was the downfall of Columbus, making him a scoundrel. When the Spanish monarchs agreed to sponsoring the voyage, they made a deal with Columbus, in which both parties would benefit. If Columbus obtained gold and spices for the Spanish monarchs, he would obtain ten percent of the profits (“Columbus and the Indians” Zinn 2). In addition, he was egotistical and selfish. These qualities were illuminated when he interacted with his crew, specifically at the end of the voyage to the New World. While on the expedition, Rodrigo, a sailor, saw land and told the rest of the boat,
Document B is about letter from Columbus to King Ferdinand and Queen Isabella.It was written in March 15,1493. It is about Columbus he sent sail from Spain to find an all-water route to Asia. This source was created in March 15,1493. During the time this source was created In beautiful mountains, great farms, groves and fields. This source reflects the time period because of Christopher Columbus is that on August 3, 1492, Columbus set sail from Spain to find an all-water route to Asia. Document C is about Account by Bartolome de las casas to the Spanish Monarchy. It was written in 1542. It is about Columbus was a killer and a lier. This source was created in 1542. During the time this source was created Killing, terrorizing and destroying the
During the 15th and 16th century, countries such as Portugal set out to find out more about the world in an era called the “Age of Exploration.” The explorers set out on voyages mainly to find sea trade routes to Asia. Vasco da Gama, Christopher Columbus, and Ferdinand Magellan were the explorers that made the most important breakthroughs. They used different boats, tools, and maps to help them explore.
Ferdinadad Magellan was born in 1480 in Portugal. He was well educated in the cartography and astronomy fields. While Magellan was in his forties, he had planned a long trip to sail across the Atlantic ocean in order to find a straight that leads him to Asia. This is where he would find all the spices he wanted to gather. He had harvested 270 men to carry out his plan.
In the analysis of Cook’s travel journal of Hawaii, it is clear that he did not see the same cultural significance in the Hawaiians as he saw their utilitarian value in helping him repair the ship and get on his was to the Northwest Passage. Additionally, many discrepancies exist because many of the European travel accounts, that were once published as true and factual, were later discovered to be second hand accounts of people miles away from the battle itself. Scholars rightly bring concern at the fabrication of events surrounding Cook’s death as the crew member John Ledyard made a large effort to make appear to have been at the scene of the death when in actuality, he was at least a mile away. In this, the imperialist attitude is brought forth again, Ledyard, by adapting his account to place himself at the place of Cook’s death, is taking power and control over the telling of the events leading up to and following the battle and takes ownership over how Cook is perceived, giving the crew the most favorable view in the retelling of the battle. Years later, it was found that Ledyard’s account is purely speculation and hearsay but his actions in editing his account of the voyage show Cook’s imperialist
Some of the disasters that Columbus suffered started when he returned to the island he had named Hispaniola to discover that all of the Spanish settlers he had left behind were dead. Columbus attempted to enslave them and
Christopher Columbus was a greedy man. The deal that was made with Queen Isabella and King Ferdinand made it to where Columbus received 10% of all valuable ‘merchandise’ such as pearls, precious stones, gold, silver, spices, and any other objects that he ‘acquired’ in any territory that is claimed (https://www.biography.com/.amp/news/christopher-columbus-day-facts ). Columbus was also to be named admiral, Viceroy, and Governor or the land he claims for Spain. Columbus stood to gain wealth and power in this agreement. When Christopher Columbus sailed West, he might have been going on good intentions, however, when he got to the lands, Columbus had only saw his greed.
My crew was loud and obnoxious and I could not stand them. The entire hundred or so of men were large and crude. It is as if they had no concept of subtlety. The only saving grace was of Juan Ponce and all of his civilized manners. The worst man, however, out of all of them, was Augustine, an older man about my age. I can reassure you, this my love, his grotesque appearance
Between the years of 1535 and 1547, some sixty-six Spanish ships were captured by French corsairs (Lane 19). Shortly after in the 1550’s, the Spanish came to regret their passive defense strategy when French corsairs made their most punishing raids ever on the Spanish West Indies. They descended on colonies like Puerto Rico, Hispaniola and Cuba, and caused heavy destruction that they never really recovered from. Finally in the early 1560’s, Spain was forced to react with expensive long-term defenses. Since the Spanish waited so long to do so they not only lost wealth because of what was captured, but now they also had to spend money to protect what was left.