He set out on his trip with five ships, he sailed around South America, then he sailed across the Pacific to the Philipines. He was killed in a fight with the locals in the Philipines. The rest of his crew sailed across the In dain Ocean and to Africa. This proved the world was indeed round, and it could be travelled the whole way around. Also he proved that automatically fighting with the natives of the newly discovered areas was not nessecaty and could end fatally. Making “friends” with the indigenous peoples could later prove helpful.
The triangular trade linked Europe, Asia and the Americas. “Slaves, sugar and rum” were traded. Africa traded “slaves” Americas traded “sugar”, or raw materials such as corn, potatoes, tobacco, etc. And Europe traded the “rum” or man made materials, such as weapons, supplies, ships, etc. The colonists desired the slaves because of the heavy workload of setting up colonies in a “New World.” Although the moral of having the slaves was wrong, much of the work that colonists needed done would have been delayed. They also desired slaves from Africa because they had killed off most of the indigenous peoples of the Americas with their foreign diseases and harsh treatment.
Many of the advancements in science and technology had vital roles for the Europeans engaging in exploration of the Atlantic. The new idea that the world was round brought different thoughts and ideas to how one might go about on trade routes and exploration. The new engineering of the ships was also vital to the success of the Europeans because the new ships could withstand the unexplored oceans that had not have even been mapped. With new ideas of how to build ships and use different materials, they could venture into parts of the ocean that had been impassable before that time.
The Slave Trade Slavery is the holding of a human being as property. This practice is thousands of years old. The Egyptians used slaves to build their pyramids two thousand years ago. The practice of capturing Blacks from Africa, to use as slaves began with the Portuguese, who introduced African slaves to Europe in the 16 th century. European countries, such as Spain and England, introduced ...
The newly designed sails allowed for the ships to move faster and arrive to their destinations quicker and easier than before. They were able to assume cargo that would have spoiled before because the voyage would have been too long. Also the compass invented by the Chinese was a great advancement in navigation. More current maps could be made and used accurately. These innovations aided European explorers sail, explore, and trade in the Atlantic.