Midterm Exam Study Notes - Reconquista The Reconquista was...

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ReconquistaThe Reconquista was the “re-conquering of Spain” from the Muslims, after warring with them for a long,long time. Basically, Spain finally succeeded in kicking the Muslims out of Spain (along with the Jews -nobody was nice to the Jews). Because of the lack of war expenses after this, Spain was now able to fundColumbus in his journey to find a new route to the East Indies.ColumbusColumbus was a dude who had the idea of trying to find a better route to China and India. He tried to getfunding for his trip in several places, but nobody would fund him. Finally, the Reconquista opened upfunds in Spain, and Spain funded his journey.Columbus landed in the Bahamas, and claimed the land for Spain. While he was there, he kidnappedsome natives and brought them back to Spain. The Queen told him that they were now citizens of Spain,and not to sell them as slaves. Columbus returned to America, and landed in Hispaniola. He and his menforced the natives to give them gold, cotton, girls, and anything else that they wanted. They killed andtortured those who didn’t comply, and forced natives to work and mine gold. Basically, they teated thenatives horribly.The ReformationThe Protestant Reformation started partly because of the Enlightenment. The Enlightenment encouragedpeople to question everything around them and think for themselves, which led to many peoplequestioning things about the Church. One of these people was the priest Martin Luther. He saw andquestioned problems like the selling of indulgences, clergy who were unfaithful to their vows of chastity,and positions in the church being passed down from father to son. He criticized these problems and

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Elijah Dicks
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Protestant Reformation 1517 1648, The Scientific Revolution 1550 1700, Tycho Brahe, Glorious Revolution, Jamestown, Reconquista, Midterm Exam, Protestant Reformation, Columbus, Gunpowder Plot, James I of England, King James I, Assiento

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