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set sail to spain, wanted to reach east but ran into an unknown place which was called the New World and later on called the Americas by a man named Amerigo Vespucci.
The discovery of the Americas expanded the horizons of Europe 2 ways
intellectually and geographically
What was the start of the portuguese voyages?
Prince Henry taking over the city of CEUTA from the muslims
Consequences of Columbus's voyage
- found vast spanish empire
- new species and fruits
- huge impact on Roman Catholocism
landed in mexico, communicated with Moctzuma (aztec empire). wanted gold and forced him and seized him for it. made new capital in Spain called TENOCHTITLAN
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