NEW WORLD COMES WITH IMPACT am history

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NEW WORLD COMES WITH IMPACT Andrea Duby AP European History Jefferson Academy January 23, 2009 Mr. Thimsen
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New World Comes with Impact “Thirty-three days after my departure from Cadiz I reached the Indian sea, where I discovered many islands, thickly peopled” (Columbus 385), these words were spoken by the great explorer Christopher Columbus; he describes the New World he discovered in the 14 th century to Spain, and eventually has one of the biggest impacts on history. The exploration of oversea expansion contributed immensely to the development of Europe and as well the colonization process of America. As many explorers set sail to their naval, they hadn’t realized they were setting sail to a revolution in history. Overseas expansion and the discovery of the New World impacted Europe the most in new political rivalries among European countries, a global economy, and put the slave trade into high demand, as well as destroyed native culture. For the most part, most people know that Christopher Columbus was one of the first explorers to venture out and sail West of Europe. This venture would lead to the discovery of the Caribbean and most of Central America. Funded by Spain, Columbus believed you could reach Asia by going West of Europe (Spielvogel 385). When Columbus first arrived by the coastline of Cuba he thought he had reached his destination of the Indies; however he had really discovered the New World, thus proving to the rest of Europe that there is more land in the world than people of that time thought (Spielvogel 385). The findings of other explorers such as, Ferdinand Magellan and John Cabot also contributed to this final realization and also informed the people of Europe that the Earth is round (Spielvogel 385). As more explorers discovered more land, the New World was formed.
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As expected, the fight for territory of the New World caused many new rivalries and revived old ones among European country. The most obvious one at the time was the
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