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European Exploration and Settlement: 1492-1607. European Ideas and Events impacting North America. 1096- Crusades begin 1271- Marco Polo explores China Trade, plague ends feudalism, leads to Renaissance developments 1. rise of the city- banking, joint stock company, trade

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European ideas and events impacting north america
European Ideas and Eventsimpacting North America

  • 1096- Crusades begin

  • 1271- Marco Polo explores China

  • Trade, plague ends feudalism, leads to

  • Renaissance developments

    1. rise of the city- banking, joint stock company, trade

    2. Nation-State supplants the Church

    3. Ideals of Renaissance= explorer

    4. New inventions, technology


Marco Polo

Italian Explorer

1254-1324



Anxious investors wait for news about the South Sea Company, a joint stock company formed in London in 1711.

Joint stock companies are a form of partnership in which each member, or stockholder, is financially responsible for the acts of the company.LIBRARY OF CONGRESS


Spain, 1492 a joint stock company formed in London in 1711.

After forcing many Jews to be baptized and then referring to them as "marranos" (i.e.  swine), and after an Inquisition in which some 700 marranos were burnt at the stake for showing signs of "Jewish" taint, Spain expels all Jews from the country.


Zhu Di’s Map of the World, circa 1405 a joint stock company formed in London in 1711.


Shanhai a joint stock company formed in London in 1711.YudiQuantu Map, circa 1425


The Four Voyages of Christopher Columbus a joint stock company formed in London in 1711.


  • Effects of the Columbus Voyages a joint stock company formed in London in 1711.

  • America’s land led to end of feudalism

  • Gold creates inflation – destabilizes

  • European economy

  • Political power shifts to Spain

  • Treaty of Tordesillas (1492)



1494 Old World


Hernan Cortes Old World

Conquers Aztecs

1519-1521



Missions in North America Old World

Red= Spanish

Yellow= French


Henry Hudson, Netherlands Old World

Third Voyage, 1609



New Netherlands, 1661 worth $24, 1626


Defeat of the worth $24, 1626

Spanish Armada, 1588


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