Europeans in the middle age have explored new continents and invaded other civilizations to find this glittering material. Americans also had given much endeavor to mine that valuable jewel in the time of gold rush. Investigating these events, gold has immensely affected the world history; the Age of Exploration, invasions of Spaniards, and the development of California. To begin with, Gold was the most significant motivation of ‘the age of exploration’. ‘The age of exploration’ began in the early 15th
and travelers. 2. Francisco Pizarro- He was a Spanish explorer an conquistador who helped Vasco Núñez de Balboa discover the Pacific Ocean. He also conquered Peru and founded the capital Lima. 3. Juan Ponce de León – As a European explorer, he founded the oldest settlement in Puerto Rico and became its first governor whilst searching for the mythical fountain of youth. He also found Florida and giving it its name.
immensely. One particular economic alteration was the decline of feudal manoralism, prevalent in the early medieval era, as a result of the restoration of commerce following the Crusades. Another major change was the socioeconomic impact of the Age of Exploration circa 1500, which would establish European Hegemony. While economic transforma-tions occurred throughout Western Europe, the influence of the Roman Catholic Church was
Christopher Columbus was an italian explorer, navigator, and colonizer that thought that if you sail West on the Atlantic Ocean, you could get to Asia the fastest. He didn’t realize that the Western Hemisphere was between Europe and Asia. He misinterpreted the size of the earth. So, he thought Japan would appear on the horizon of the sea if he went West for three thousand miles. For many years he tried so hard to get England, portugal, Spain, Genoa, and Venice to support him and give him ships and
explored the whole continent by himself. Who are the other Spanish explores and what are they famous for? Main Points: • Who founded the Americas for the European World • Who are the Spanish, North America Explorers • Who are the Spanish, South America Explorers • Who are the Spanish, Explorers who circled the World • Christopher Columbus might well have been the first European to have seen the New World. He was most definitely the first European to set sail with the permission, funding
THE SPANISH EMPIRE Spanish- HUGE empire. Conquered parts of Americas, Asia, and Europe. Spanish wanted New World’s natural resources Spanish empire- more cities than French and English. Governing Spanish America Conquistadors so violent king replaces them with lawyers and bureaucrats Catholic church helps govern new Spanish colonies, too. Criollo- a Spanish person born in the New World Spain is losing power in Europe. Governors in colonies get used to governing themselves. Colonists in Spanish
as we know it today Peopling the Americas Natural occurrences also helped for a population in the Americas. the glaciers contributed to the origins of the continent’s human history Although it is uncertain, many believe that the glaciers of the Ice Age melted and gave way to the Bering land bridge that allowed people to populate the Americas from Eurasia. At the same time, the ice caps over the diverse and vast geology of the Americas melted, allowing people to travel and populate down to the
VO L U M E FOR TEACHERS ONLY The University of the State of New York 2 2 OF DBQ REGENTS HIGH SCHOOL EXAMINATION GLOBAL HISTORY AND GEOGRAPHY Tuesday, August 17, 2010 — 12:30 to 3:30 p.m., only RATING GUIDE FOR PART III A AND PART III B (DOCUMENT-BASED QUESTION) Updated information regarding the rating of this examination may be posted on the New York State Education Department’s web site during the rating period. Visit the site http://www.emsc.nysed.gov/osa/ and select the link