History Essay

Topics: Protestant Reformation, Europe, Renaissance Pages: 4 (1494 words) Published: December 11, 2012
Huy Krzyzostaniak
Part 3: Comprehensive essay
We learned in the first chapter of the book about the huge revolutions that made a big impact on the world during early period of 1500-1800. There were many important events that occurred during the early modern period. In fact, one of the most significant transformations that changed the world was the world exploration during that time. Another important event in early modern period was the religious reformation in Europe. The last important transformation that has a big influence on the world history was the discovery of scientific revolution. All of these events have made impact on the world in the past time and until now.

The period between 1400 and 1800 is known for European exploration into other parts of the world, this era refer as Age of exploration. Though many of countries impacted this era, two countries in particular came to lead the way, which is Spain and Portugal. The inspiration to explore by these two governments led to many great discoveries in the name of Spain and Portugal. Although both of these countries were great powers, one would eventually surpass the other. Spain proved to be more powerful than Portugal during the Age of Expansion. The most important European exploration voyage was Christopher Columbus, Vasco da Gama, and Ferdinand Magellan. The reason why European countries who attempted traveling into unknown territory did so for a many reasons with some of them is being the able to establish trade routes with the East (Asia), which led to the discovery of the New World, desire for the products of the East such as spices, desire for new wealth in the form of gold and silver, and the desire to spread Christianity. In the result of Christopher Columbus travel voyage attempt to find another way traveling to Asia towards west side of the world is discovery of the new world. He was thinking the world was square, and did not expect there is another continent on west side of the world. In...
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