Latin america

History of Latin America

By Kinkaid
  • 1095

    Pope Urban Called for the Crusades

    Pope Urban Called for the Crusades
    Catholics wanted to take the Holy Land from the Muslims.
  • 1200

    The Crusades Caused a big Change

    The Crusades Caused a big Change
    Europe had gained more trade and manufacturing. This is an example of a pull factor.
  • 1254

    Marco Polo's Birth

    Marco Polo's Birth
    Marco Polo was born from merchants in Venice, Italy.
  • 1293

    The Polos started heading home

    The Polos started heading home
    The Polos came back with jade, ivory, jewels, porcelain, and silk
  • 1298

    Marco Polo was Captured and Impisoned

    Marco Polo was Captured and Impisoned
    Marco Polo captained a ship and was captured by Genoa. During his time in prison, he was told to write about his journeys to Asia by a writer he met.
  • 1415

    The Portuguese Captured the Fortress Of Ceuta In Africa

    The Portuguese Captured the Fortress Of Ceuta In Africa
    This began their controlling of a global market of gold.
  • 1419

    Portugal Discovered the Madeira Islands

    Portugal Discovered the Madeira Islands
    This came from Prince Henry's funding of the work of scientists. This led to Prince Henry and his explorers and scientists to go farther out.
  • 1427

    Portugal Discovered the Azores Islands

    Portugal Discovered the Azores Islands
    This came from Prince Henry's funding of the work of scientists and led to inspiring Prince Henry and his crew to navigate farther south.
  • 1434

    One of Prince Henry's Ships Made a Successful Return Voyage

    One of Prince Henry's Ships Made a Successful Return Voyage
    After at least 15 tries, one of Prince henry's ships returned successfully. This inspired Portugal to journey even farther.
  • 1469

    The Marriage of Ferdinand of Aragon and Isabella of Castile

    The Marriage of Ferdinand of Aragon and Isabella of Castile
    This started the building of a nation that had complete global power. This also unified Catholic Spain.
  • 1485

    Columbus Explained His Plan of Going West to the Spice Islands to the King

    Columbus Explained His Plan of Going West to the Spice Islands to the King
    In explaining his plan by going west instead of following Portugal around the Coast of Africa, Columbus was rejected.
  • 1488

    Días Reached the Eastern Coast of South Africa

    Días Reached the Eastern Coast of South Africa
    Bartolomeu Días led the journey down the coast of Africa and first wanted to go all the way to India, but his crew mutinied.
  • Oct 12, 1492

    Columbus Made Landfall on An Island He Named Hispaniola

    Columbus Made Landfall on An Island He Named Hispaniola
    He thought he had landed in the East Indies when he landed in Hispaniola. The discovery of the Americas made Spain extremely powerful.
  • 1498

    Da Gama's Voyage Reached India

    Da Gama's Voyage Reached India
    After this successful voyage, Da Gama became King Joâo II. This journey made Portugal one of the richest countries in Europe.