The 15th Century Vs the 21st Century |
A comparative and contrasting document that looks into the possibility of conflict, disease spread, war, violence, and national competition in exploring outer space without recognizing our History and why we learn it. |
By Kelli O’Shea |
U.S. History to 1877
A LOOK INTO THE NEW WORLD
Imagine a new world unfolding in front of our eyes. While science fiction movies do a marvelous job at portraying the unfathomable, we still cannot even picture the idea of what the 22nd century brings. Here we sit in the 21st century. The majority of people are too involved in cell phones, television and internet to ever stop and star-gaze anymore, even though the outer space is what made most of this global connection possible. Looking into the skies, we see the New World. Could this New World be anything like that of the 15th century’s New World across the seas? Although many would not see a comparison of these vastly different time frames, the exploration of the New World is in both with a lot to easily compare and contrast. As the problem America had once was the new settlement causing numerous deaths though disease, violence, war and global competition, we see this problem resurface with America’s current-probable issue of Space Exploration that may lead to disease, violence, war and global competition. What was then is now…
IN 1492, CHRISTOPHER COLUMBUS SAILED THE OCEAN BLUE
To first understand the issue, we must look into our history. What happened around the 1400’s? First, there was a thought of the possibility to sail further than ever before. A thought was formed, to sail into the unknown. The risks and dangers involved with taking a trip that uncertain and unknown left very few interested in the idea. Alas, Christopher Columbus figured that he could find a new western trade route to Asia so... [continues]
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