Which of the following explorers would you consider most significant to the age of Exploration and why?Cabral: Reached Brazil and claimed it for…

Which of the following explorers would you consider most significant to the age of Exploration and why?Cabral: Reached Brazil and claimed it for…

Which of the following explorers would you consider most significant to the age of Exploration and why?Cabral: Reached Brazil and claimed it for…

Which of the following explorers would you consider most significant to the age of Exploration and why?Cabral: Reached Brazil and claimed it for…

It is difficult to assess “one” level of importance in assigning primacy to different explorers.  I suppose that if one lived in one of these areas and whose own narrative was impacted by these examples of colonization and eventual imperialism, I would think that specific instances might stick out more in one’s mind.  For example, if one lived in Mexico and sought to understand their history as one of struggle and oppression, then Cortes’ exploration and subjugation of indigenous people and leaders would have more relevance than some of the other explorations.  This helps to underscore a basic thread in all of these ventures in that each of them set out to control and dominate what was not the explorers’ to overtake.  The use of exploration and venture quickly morphed into control, domination, and subjugation.  Each of these examples of the greatness of exploration came with an incredibly high price tag for indigenous people.
Which of the following explorers would you consider most significant to the age of Exploration and why?Cabral: Reached Brazil and claimed it for…