AP American History, The American Pageant Colonial America Chapters 1-5 (Work In Progress)
Age of Discovery
around 1500 when a spark for trade with Asia made it possible for countries to seek out and discover new routes to India and China. This led to the rediscovery of the Americas as well as a route around the cape of Africa introducing new lands for conquest and colonization in seek of wealth. And further exploration to find a way through or around the Americas.
the Christian crusades were fought in vain for the holy land which were under the possession of the Muslims, but brought a desire for eastern luxuries such as silk and spices which was a major step in the direction to the Age of Discovery.
Henry the Navigator from Portugal and made a School of Navigation ordered the capstans to go sail around Africa.
Vasco De Gama
made it to India by sailing across Africa while Diaz failed.
sailed for Portugal, trying to go from Portugal down Africa to India. Got lost ended up in South America, Brazil and claimed it for Portugal.
Treaty of Tordesillas
- between Spain and Portugal. Pope created Papal line of demarcation which divided the new world.
He was let into the capital because they thought he was the god Quetzalcoatl. Concurred the Aztecs.
concurred the Incas in 1532.
each nation goal to export more than import. Difference made up in the possession of gold to make nation strong militarily and economically. Believed worlds wealth was sharply limited.
Francis Drake’s colony went missing on Roanoke Island in North Carolina.
river named after. Disobeyed orders and sailed northeast and sailed Delaware bay and New York bay in vain to find a northwest passage.
saved Jamestown doesn’t work doesn’t eat.
English colonist in Jamestown, Virginia married Pocahontas. Created tobacco.
named after James I who granted charter to colonies in the new world, swampy diseased location first permanent English Settlement.