It looks like you've lost connection to our server please check your internet connection or reload this page. Spanish explorers still sail west - the spanish believed that sailing west would lead them to asia balboa discovered - the pacific ocean in 1513 magellan's expedition proved to europeans - the world was round da gama's route to asia was better than magellan's - it was safer and shorter. Spanish explorers between 1542 and 1775 sailed along and mapped much of the western coast of north america, up to 55 degrees latitude although they did little exploring of the. The spanish explored the north american continent for several reasons one of 3 main reasons was to find riches as other explorers did, goods were always top of the list everyone at the time wanted gold they also explored to spread their religion gods was another main factor in the exploration. Colonial expansion under the spanish empire was initiated by the spanish conquistadors and developed by the monarchy of spain through its administrators and missionaries the motivations for colonial expansion were trade and the spread of the christian faith through indigenous conversions.
1 c h a p t e r 1 new world encounters summary during the sixteenth century the spanish, french, and english explored the americas, displaced native american cultures, and established colonies in the western hemisphere. 58wwwamericanjourneysorg wwwamericanjourneysorg 59 french and english approaches to exploration and colonization in america: religious factors suggested grades: 8-12 religion was a pervasive and driving force throughout the entire period of european exploration and colonization of north america. A conquistador was a spanish soldier, explorer and adventurer who took part in the gradual invasion and conquering of much of the americas and asia pacific, bringing them under spanish colonial rule between the 15th and 19th centuries. Time line - explorers of the americas explorers of the americas - pre-made pdf for your bulletin board (4 pages) explorers of the americas - pre-made pdf for your bulletin board (8 pages) customize the explorers of the americas printable and make custom print-outs create your own time lines and printables lewis and clark- explorers of the.
The spanish did not consider the native americans to be worthy of respect or good treatment, but as a source of labor, and as uncivilized people from whom land, wealth, and labor could be taken what are some of the reasons for the exploration of the oceans. The rulers of the indian nations met them freely the rulers of the indian nations were captured by treacherythe people were forced to work as slavesspain was enriched by the conquests. European exploration, exploration of regions of earth for scientific, commercial, religious, military, and other purposes by europeans, beginning about the 4th century bce the motives that spur human beings to examine their environment are many.
Spanish explorers columbus’s return from the new world created an abundance of activity throughout europe old world monarchs dispatched explorers and small armies to the newly discovered continent to establish outposts, spread religious beliefs, and seek treasure. The spanish had little to do with alta california, as they called the territory that's today the american state of california, before the mid-18th century new mexico and arizona, sure, but if you've ever gone to los angeles by road, rail, or air, you might have noticed something: mountains. Economic motives the primary motives of european explorers were economic the supply of precious metals was finite, and monarchs hoped to find large deposits of gold and silver in the americas.
This inspired the spanish to make a name for themselves and to earn respect in their society, glory spanish explorers wanted to be known for their journeys for example, after columbus returned from his journeys everyone knew his name. The spanish that explored and conquered parts of the new world had three basic ideas that motivated them--gold, glory, and god gold upon his return from the new world, columbus reported to the spanish crown that he saw much potential for riches in the newly discovered territory. Age of exploration and discovery study play the first european country to enter into direct trade with the far east and establish colonies there was all of the following were explorers for the spanish crown except vasco de gama the dutch east india company was created in 1602 because. On its provisions were based both the portuguese claim to brazil and the spanish claim to the moluccas (see east indies#history) the treaty was chiefly valuable to the portuguese as a recognition of the prestige they had acquired. European voyages of exploration: christopher columbus and the spanish empire the spanish empire along with many other spanish conquistadors and european explorers during this period, columbus viewed religion as one of the driving factors behind overseas exploration.
At every point the spanish attacked indian villages, pillaging, murdering, and commandeering food, supplies, and captives they discovered the mississippi river—a major challenge to cross—and continued west to texas (without de soto, who died from fever on the banks of the river. English writers argued that spanish barbarities were foiling a tremendous opportunity for the expansion of christianity across the globe and that a benevolent conquest of the new world by non-spanish monarchies offered the surest salvation of the new world’s pagan masses. Four spanish explorers also made history when they traveled to the americas between 1519 and 1521, hernando cortez conquered the aztecs in mexico between 1523 and 1535, francisco pizarro conquered peru in south america. An enterprising european official sailed to the central american mainland in 1514 he hoped to settle large numbers of spaniards there, to find gold, and to convert natives.
Spanish treatment of the native americans was poor spanish explorers considered the natives inferior consequently, they forcibly converted natives to christianity, confined them to slavery and murdered them in 1492, christopher columbus arrived on the island of hispaniola upon encountering. More spanish expeditions followed juan ponce de león explored the coasts of florida in 1513 vasco núñez de balboa crossed the isthmus of panama and discovered the pacific ocean in the same year. What impact did later spanish exploration and conquest have on the people of the americas new animals, like the horse, were introduced at the same time, two advanced civilizations were destroyed. Spanish adventurers marched into new lands almost on the heels of the explorers one motive was to christianize the natives like farmwork compelling was the drive for material gain as spaniards extended rule they sought for themselves rewards of land and riches.
Men who were sent to serve the spanish empire as vice-roys and governors were also interested in gaining glory for themselves through the increase of wealth they were, to some degree, also interested in spreading the catholic faith, deemed to be the only 'true' faith. European history/exploration and discovery from wikibooks, open books for an open world european history this is the latest reviewed version, checked on 15 june 2017 early spanish explorers there were a number of other important explorers that were involved in the age of exploration.