from exploration to independence

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  • 1095

    Pope Urban calls for Crusades in the Holy land

    Pope Urban calls for Crusades in the Holy land
    Pope urban calls for a war against the Muslims fighting for the holy land. Both Christianity and Muslim religions had significance in this piece of land and they both wanted to claim it.
  • 1200

    Europe is a farming economy

    Europe is a farming economy
    grew their own food (feudalism)
  • 1271

    Marco Polo begins his journey to the east

    Marco Polo begins his journey to the east
    Marco Polo, his father, and his uncle begin to travel to the east to discover new goods and land that they did not previously have.
  • 1289

    Crusades End

    Crusades End
    The crusades ended
  • 1293

    Marco Polo begins his journey home

    Marco Polo begins his journey home
    traveled by ship and took a total of 2 years
  • 1298

    Marco Polo was imprisioned and began writing his book

    Marco Polo was imprisioned and began writing his book
    He began to write a book based on his journey and observations. This impacted and helped other explorers because they could see what sorts of novel goods that Marco Polo observed, and wanted to follow in his footsteps.
  • Period:
    1300
    to

    The Renaissance

    The rebirth of Europe. Science and art were established and major strides were made in these.
  • 1415

    Captured the fortress of ceutra in africa

    Captured the fortress of ceutra in africa
  • 1419

    Discovery of the maderia islands

    Discovery of the maderia islands
    portugal discovered the maderia islands
  • 1427

    Discovery of the azores islands

    Discovery of the azores islands
    Portugal discovered the Azores islands
  • 1434

    sucess of sailing around africa

    sucess of sailing around africa
    The Portuguese successfully sailed around Africa by sea. This was important because all journeys had previously been by land only.
  • 1440

    Printing Press was invented

    Printing Press was invented
    Johan Gutenburg invented the printing press
  • 1469

    Catholic Spain was unified

    Catholic Spain was unified
    Spain was united under the common belief of christianity
  • 1488

    Reached the eastern most tip of southern africa

    Reached the eastern most tip of southern africa
  • Oct 12, 1492

    Christopher columbus discovers the Americas

    Christopher columbus discovers the Americas
    While Christopher Columbus was sailing to the west in order to get to India faster than the Spanish, he discovered that there was more land that had never been explored or discovered. He went to the west in hopes of getting there faster and before the Spanish because they had already begun their journey to India.