How Europeans arrived in the Americas
“Christopher Columbus discovered America.” We recite this sentence as a mantra almost from the moment we are conscious. And although the fact that “Christopher Columbus discovered America” is considered one of the axioms of human history, not one word in this sentence is correct.
Was his crossing of the Atlantic the longest sea voyage of his day? No. The Portuguese explorers who rounded the Cape of Good Hope in 1488 sailed away from the shelter of the coasts for much longer periods and their voyages were more hazardous.
A personality like that of Columbus is prone to the proposition of theories of all kinds, and there is hardly a European nation that has not at one time or another spawned theories that ascribed to Columbus its nationality. Columbus, simply Genoese, is undoubtedly the most serious of the theories, or at least the one most based on facts.
With so many myths, legends and mysteries, the image that emerges of Columbus is not the idealized one with which he was presented to us in elementary school. Nevertheless, we continue to consider Columbus as one of the great personalities of the Renaissance.
October 12, 1492 discovery of america summary
The economic orientation toward the United States during World War I brought with it a reorientation of the anti-imperialist critique of the great northern neighbor, which had already existed since 1898 at the latest and was a reaction to American expansionism. It drew on a variety of sources. Some representatives of this thinking advocated a tilt towards Europe, which was now no longer considered a threat to be taken seriously. More than ever after the World War, intellectuals, writers, philosophers and politicians called for a fundamental intellectual-cultural renewal as a prerequisite for the independent development of Latin America and its strengthening in all areas of social life. A new cultural nationalism made itself felt. This thought emerged in continuous interaction with Europe and other parts of the world; ideas were already circulating globally at that time. This is especially evident in the rise of socialist and communist thought during this period, which led to the founding of numerous parties. In addition, the return to the indigenous heritage was discovered as a counter model to the European model, which had lost much of its appeal. Latin America, it was said since the war, can and should be better than Europe because it is younger. It should no longer be just Europe’s utopia, but should follow its own path and develop further.
The 4 voyages of christopher columbus summary
European migration is the movement of people from Europe to other continents. It was a particularly intense phenomenon in the colonial period, during the European wars and dictatorships, due to the demographic increases of the population in the region and the economic crises, famines, political repression and other difficulties present in the continent at that time. The reversal of these factors in Western Europe has changed the sign of the migratory balance, being this area nowadays an important recipient of immigrants.
Many emigrated in search of adventure, work and, in general, economic advancement in order to achieve greater expectations for the future. Several of them settled permanently in the new lands, created new nations and transferred the culture and part of the European heritage.
Another great recipient of immigrants has been Brazil, where about five million Europeans arrived between 1860 and 1920,(one million until 1900) about 2-4 million settled permanently. The number of immigrants has been increasing in the last few years. The number of immigrants has been increasing in the last few years.
First voyage of Christopher Columbus summary
The 16th century is the century of the great geographical discoveries. The world began to be known through geographers and cartographers. Wars prevented travel in Europe, so that at this time the number of voyages multiplied, especially to America. The accounts of these journeys told by the adventurers themselves or through chroniclers and religious writers helped to better understand the new world. Although many of these chronicles narrate the events of the conquest, in many cases they also include an in-depth description of the flora and fauna as well as the ethnography and geography of the place.