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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
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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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