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Isabella and Ferdinand. Background. Isabella and Ferdinand oversaw the Inquisition in 1478 They oversaw the fall of Granada, a Muslim stronghold in 1492 This allowed them to focus their attentions on exploration. Christopher Columbus.

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Background
Background

  • Isabella and Ferdinand oversaw the Inquisition in 1478

  • They oversaw the fall of Granada, a Muslim stronghold in 1492

  • This allowed them to focus their attentions on exploration


Christopher columbus
Christopher Columbus

  • Isabella and Ferdinand gave Columbus the OK and he set sail on August 3rd, 1492

  • He set sail on the Santa Maria, Nina and Pinta

  • He landed in the Bahamas (what he thought was Asia) on October 12th 1492 and called the island San Salvador



Christopher columbus2
Christopher Columbus

  • Columbus explored northern Cuba

  • Explored Hispaniola (Dominican Republic and Haiti) and accidentally brought disease to the Natives

  • Columbus set sail and arrived back in Spain March 15th, 1493 with slaves and gold


Results for spain
Results for Spain

  • Spain entered a Golden Age for exploration

  • Spain signed the Treaty of Tordesillas in 1494

    • Spain and Portugal divided up land


Treaty of tordesillas
Treaty of Tordesillas

  • Spain was west

  • Portugal was east

  • 46’37


More exploration
More Exploration

  • Ferdinand Magellan will circumnavigate the globe in 1520

  • Hernan Cortes invaded Mexico in 1518

  • Francisco Coronado discovered the Grand Canyon from 1540-1542

  • Francisco Pizzaro conquers the Inca Empire (Peru) in 1532


Writing assignment
Writing Assignment

  • Based on the notes and quiz you took, you must defend one of the following:

    • Columbus Day should be celebrated or…

    • Columbus Day should not be celebrated

    • You must structure your essay correctly to receive full credit


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