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Believed he had discovered a western passage to Asia but actually discovered America
Vasco da Gama's discovery of a route to India
proved profitable because he came back with spices and made a LOT of money
Treaty of Tordesillas
signed in 1494 established a line of territories between Portugal and Spanish territories
James I of England
believed in the idea kings receive power from God and are only responsible to God
Treaty of Paris 1783
granted Americans control of western territory from Appalachians to Mississippi River
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