Before the discoveries, the Renaisance period started. Renaisance taught that
the center of thinking is not God anymore, but the human being. At this time, everyone thought the world is flat. People wanted
to prove that the world is round. Meanwhile, in India agriculture was very successful. There were all kinds
of spices and raw materials such as pepper, cotton, cinnamon, ginger, sugarcane, and ivory. Queen Isabella
employed Columbus to sail to India. His ship was called Santa Maria. On October 12th (Friday)
1492, he reached America. Since Columbus didn't know that America was in between Europe and Asia he thought America
was India. C.C.discovered America in Friday so Friday is now known as the day of the discoveries. Later, in America he became
the leader in one of the colonies.
There were a few consequences of the
Great Discoveries. The Indians culture was destroyed because of the newcomers new way of life. The newcomers tricked the Natives
Americans to trade their gold for less valuable objects. From this unfair trade the Spanish got rich. Instead of working on
their textiles the Spanish bought their work materials because of their trading profit. Now, Europe was in the middle of world
trade. The pilgrims started to sail to the Americas and the population steadily grew.