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Unformatted text preview: to settle and rule this newly found land, as well as the massive collapse of those who previously had. What I found interesting about this chapter was reading about all the different explorers. I I found myself recognizing a lot of the names, like Columbus, Magellan, and even others such as Lock, Ponce De Leon and Raleigh, who comparison with many others, do not deserve such recognition. Raleigh’s settlement failed, and Lock failed to really explore North America. I also really enjoyed reading about the explorations and also taking a look at it from the perspective of those still in Europe. When reading of New World explorations in the past, they make it seem as if it is front and center in the minds and goals of those back home in Europe. As we read, however, that wasn’t necessarily the case. Europe was in the middle of a religious battle with the Catholic Church, a battle that ultimately delayed France and Britain’s entry into the colonizing of the Americas....
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This essay was uploaded on 03/27/2008 for the course HIST 101 taught by Professor Blackhawk during the Fall '07 term at University of Wisconsin.
- Fall '07