These interactions lead to cultural diffusion. The first way is through trade. The goods can be adopted or adapted for use in these new areas.
Contact Author Affects of Nature on Early Settlers and Explorers As the early explorers began leaving Europe and discovering new lands they were filled with wonder. These explorers had never seen such pristine and untouched landscapes.
Early landscape painting Beautiful Places, Harsh Weather The stories of these beautiful places with the curious inhabitants drew the adventurous out of Europe. They traveled across the sometimes dangerous and wild seas for a glimpse at these beautiful lands, and for some, the possibility of a better life.
The draw to the New World was strong enough that people were willing to risk their lives and travel over the treacherous ocean. These voyages required extensive planning and money from investors interested usually in either a cause or the promise of riches.
Often as people traveled across ocean they fell ill from disease and famine, for the voyages were long and difficult.
Many lost their lives as a result of the lack of food, fresh water and exposure, either during the voyage or soon after. Arguments and power struggles were often present, possibly sparked by a fear of being cast off because of rank when food ran low or disease ran high. Once land was in sight some saw beauty, some saw industry, and some saw freedom.
It was the beauty and promise of the land that drew them. Columbus came to conquer, and to obtain riches for his country. Others came because of commerce, such as investors who saw the possibility of using the land produce goods for profit.
Others still came purely for the beauty and to study the land and its species. Greed Christopher Columbus voyaged to discover new lands that he believed would be filled with gold. Because of the gold he saw that the Indians had, he planned to overtake them and gain gold and riches for his country.
He was unsuccessful in finding gold during the first voyages and was sent home in shackles. He had hoped nature could provide money for his country. The basic reason for many travelers to the new lands was the hope of commerce. When they say the lush land and heard stories of riches to be made it sent many businessmen overseas.
Inspired by the Beauty Many others came because of the stories of unbridled beauty. Thousands of stories were sent to Europe documenting the first site of the land from sea. Descriptions of the lush trees, and endless beauty of the land spread. No one had seen this type of landscape in Europe.
It had long been torn away for industry and communities built to house the many residents of Europe.Italian explorers which played a key role in the European colonization of the Americas (clockwise from top): Christopher Columbus, John Cabot, Amerigo Vespucci and Giovanni da Verrazzano Early explorations and conquests were made by the Spanish and the Portuguese immediately following their own final reconquest of Iberia in 3 Define the term Columbian exchange and discuss its impact on European and Native American culture.
Identify the major French explorers of the sixteenth century and describe their contributions to creating a French empire in the New World. European explorers arrived at Río de la Plata in Buenos Aires, a permanent colony, was established in , and in , Asunción was established in the area that is now Paraguay.
Buenos Aires suffered attacks by the indigenous peoples that forced the settlers away, and in . Dec 05, · This feature is not available right now. Please try again later. The influence of Vikings on European culture by Michael G.
Lamoureux, March/April Introduction. While the common consensus is that the impact of the Vikings during the Viking Age, which lasted from about AD to AD, was not very enduring as the Vikings were skilled at assimilating into the local population, the Viking culture has had a lasting impact on the art, technology, society.
I can analyze the influence of the Columbian Exchange (e.g., the exchange of fauna, flora and pathogens), focusing on how it connected parts of the world and reshaped societies in ways still evident today. I can explain that European nations had to analyze costs and benefits when making economic decisions about exploration.