Monarchs of Europe financed voyages, in hopes of riches and spreading Christianity
Led to worldwide culture exchange
Devastation of Native American culture and the enslavement of Africans.
The Renaissance Era
1400 - 1600
The Renaissance Era means rebirth. The humanistic revival of classical art, architecture, literature, and learning that originated in Italy in the 14th century and later spread throughout Europe
1526 - 1857
Mogul (also Moghul) Empire in traditional English usage, was an imperial power in the Indian subcontinent from about 1526 to 1757 (though it lingered for another century).
The Age of Enlightenment
1650 - 1800
The Age of Enlightenment (or simply the Enlightenment or Age of Reason) was a cultural movement of intellectuals in the 17th and 18th centuries, first in Europe and later in the American colonies.
Revolution and Independence
1700 - 1900
Democracy and nationalism movements in Western world
Revolutionary War/Birth of U.S.
10 year French Revolution
Latin American nations fought colonial rule
Great empires fell and nation-state system