The Age of Exploration marked the era of discovery. Europeans set out on the race to find new land and many did. Explorers such Columbus who went to extreme lengths to fulfill the wishes of the crown. Other explorers like Vasco de Gama who sailed for the Portuguese to India, and Ponce de Leon who discovered Florida (a Spanish conquistador).
A religious revolution that went against the catholic church. It began with Martin Luther and was later continued by John Calvin and others like King Henry continued the reformation. From what started as a man nailing 95 statements of what’s wrong with the church to a king changing rules because he chose to remarry.
The epidemic spread throughout the native tribes of Mexico and the Caribbean. This caused the deaths of many of the Natives due to their lack of immunity, and called for an increased death toll.
This marked the rule of the Spanish colonies. The viceroys allowed for governing in the colonies via representation of the crown.
The Council of Trent forms in reform of the protestant reformation, the Catholics fight back reasserting their authority in state.
The scientific revolution gave way to modern science. Great developments were made during this time period in math and science by people such as Sir Issac Newton, and Copernicus.
This was a time after the period of exploration when European countries exercised their power overseas and began to strengthen their economies. This was lead by monarchies who used their power to the fullest and used it to their advantage. These rulers were called absolute rulers because they maintained absolute control of their people.
A dutch trading company who established trade throughout India for spice trade.
The first permanent English settlement to form in America. It caused famine and disease among the natives.
The first slaves shipped to Jamestown in order to help with the growth of tobacco in the newly formed colony.