Unformatted text preview: • Raised in Genoa / trained under Portuguese • Lobbied crown for expedition • Circumnavigation theory – earth 25% too small • Cut of profits, on-going and prestige • – August 1492 set out for Japan in small cheap ships Nina, Pinta & Santa Maria – Brought back “Indians” and a little gold, some plants, etc. thinking he’d found some lands off coast of India • • Map published by Americo Vespucci – Portuguese writer who Unit 1– Lecture One Hollinger 1301 Hybrid 6 published accounts in Florence in 1504 named America •...
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- US History, demands massive labor, Bonanza crop value, expedition Circumnavigation theory, continual national development