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Title: The Atlantic World is Born


1
The Atlantic World is Born
  • Chapter 1 Section 4

2
Focus Points
  • What did the Spanish hope to gain by Columbus
    voyage?
  • What events occurred on Columbus expeditions?
  • Describe the debate concerning the impact of
    Columbus voyages.

3
Myths About Columbus
  • 1. The World is Flat!
  • 2. Discovered America
  • 3. First European on American Soil

4
A Daring Expedition
  • Westward Route to the Indies
  • Spanish Funding
  • Journey Supporters
  • Nobles
  • Clergy

Why was everyone so interested?
5
Reasons for the Voyage
  • 1. Personal Gain for the Columbus Family
  • 2. Discover a way for the Royal Families to
    bypass Muslim Trade Routes
  • 3. Rivalry with the Portuguese

6
Events of the Journey
  • Meeting the Natives
  • Gift Gathering
  • Mistaken Location
  • West Indies
  • Amerigo Vespucci

7
Impact of the Journey
  • The Columbian Exchange
  • Native Americans?Devastation
  • Europeans?Wealth
  • Africans?Slavery

8
In Review
  • What did the Spanish hope to gain by Columbus
    voyage?
  • What events occurred on Columbus expeditions?
  • Describe the debate concerning the impact of
    Columbus voyages.
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