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  • America As Other Nations
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    The desire to explore the unknown has been a driving force in human history since the dawn of time. From the earliest documented accounts, ancient civilizations have explored the world around them. Early adventures were motivated by religious beliefs, a desire for conquest, the need for trade, and an unsatisfying hunger for gold. The great Age of Exploration, beginning in the late 1400's, was an important era in the discovery and development of lands yet unknown to the Europeans. During this per...
  • Used Later In The Renaissance
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    Exploration There were things made in the Middle Ages, which were used later in the Renaissance. One was invented in the twelfth century was the magnetic compass. Another was a portable device used by sailors to help them find their way, which is called an astrolabe. The astrolabe helped determine latitude. Which was very important in navigation. One was invented in the twelfth century and it was the magnetic compass. Maps became very reliable also. Shipbuilding improved during the Renaissance a...
  • Colonization Of America
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    When the Europeans had discovered America, the possibilities for them were endless. Although mistakenly discovered, it greatly aroused the curiosity of many European explorers. There were new opportunities for them to expand, and in more than just one way. Chances to spread religion, boost their economy, and help themselves politically. As soon as Columbus returned, the pope issued a decree saying the world itself was an inheritance of Christianity. Spain and Portugal, the two main Christian pow...
  • Voyage Vespucci
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    Vespucci was the one person for whom North and South America was named after. Vespucci had a wonderful life and found many things on his voyages. Amerigo Vespucci was born in Florence, Italy in March of 1451, and grew up in a considerable mansion near the river. As a young boy, Amerigo's happiest moments studying the stars. He excelled in mathematics and his hobby was copying maps. His dream as a young boy was to travel and get a better picture about what the Earth looked like. Amerigo spent hal...
  • Giovanni Da Verrazano
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    Giovanni da Verrazano was a Florentine explorer and navigator. Although he was Italian, he was employed by the kind of France to find a passage to the Pacific Ocean. The exact date of his birth and death are not known, but historians believe that he was born in 1480, and he died in 1527. In 1524, he started on a voyage and discovered Cape Fear. He is believed to have been the first European to sight the New York Bay, but it was not explored until Henry Hudson's voyage in 1609. Verrazano also exp...
  • Early Lead In Exploration Portugal
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    Age of Exploration AP Questions Garret Matteo tti 1. In what ways was the Age of Exploration an extension of the Renaissance The Age of Exploration was an extension of the Renaissance because of many factors. The rich during the Renaissance wanted spices. Spices they could only get in Asia. To get the spices inv loved, traveling through Asia and the Middle East was necessary. The discovery of North America led to the idea of the Northwest Passage. Gold and other riches were sought after by vario...
  • Exploration Of The New World
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    Although the exploration of the new world had many gains and benefits, it also had it's many problems. The English people had many reasons to explore, such as trading, over population, and just the need for explorers to explore. Without the finding of the new world we would obviously not be here today, and would all be speaking a different language today if it weren't for it. Along with that comes the horrors of slavery and war that occurred because of this exploration. You can argue either way ...
  • Chicana Poet And Writer Ana Castillo
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    Chicana poet and writer Ana Castillo was born and raised in Chicago, but has spent most of her writing career studying her Mestiza heritage. In her first novel, The Mixquiahuala Letters (1986), Castillo explores the relationship between two women who travel to Mexico in search of a better understanding of their place in both the U.S. and Mexican societies. The novel, written in the form of letters between the two women, is considered the landmark novel that made Castillo a leading Chicana femini...

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