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Dirk D. Hopstein
University of Phoenix
History of Human Discovery
HIS/458
Jennifer S. Foster
February 1, 2011

Explore Paper
I have decided to choose this scenario: “It is the early 1500s and you want to approach the King of Spain, Charles V, with a proposal for a trip to circumnavigate the globe in search for a western route to the Indies.” I feel this adventure will give me the best chance to see the world and give me the most excitement. I will discuss the barriers I am going to overcome, and the benefits economically, I will bring back to my country. As an explorer, and leader of the ship, I shall addressee and correct any challenges the trip will bring me. The map I have chosen for my voyage is the “Historical Map of the Discovery of North America. Voyages before 1550 and Voyages after 1550.” To The Queen of Castile, Isabella I,

Let me introduce myself. I am the Captain of the ship, “The Sea Breeze.” I am a member of the new Age of Discovery, commissioned by the extremely wealthy and powerful Prince Hennery the Navigator. As a member of the exclusive club; Research and Development Laboratory, it is my duty to use my gifts and talents to discover new continents and bring home their vast amounts of spices, silk, gold and many more different treasures you might so desire. The reason why I am writing you this letter is so that you may be my financial partner and share in the success and glory that will truly come with this great exhibition. I can assure you that the majority of the riches and plunder will go to you. With the inventions and discoveries in maps, sails, rope, and navigational tools, I assure you we will have nothing but success. It is a fact of our countries great success in sailing. “The technological knowledge needed for longer ocean voyages was gradually acquired. In the 1440’s, the Portuguese developed broad-beamed sailing vessels called CARAVELS. These ships could be sailed...
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