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Transcript of Timeline 1491-1607
Christopher Columbus left Spain to travel to the Americas in 1492, he landed on an island in the Bahamas and put the Columbian Exchange into affect.
The beginning of the Protestant Reformation started with the "Ninety- Five Theses" challenging the Catholic interpretation of the Bible.
Giovanni da Verrazano mapped most of the Atlantic coast on his trip to the United States. He was the French's attempt explore the Americas.
Hernán Cortés conquered Tenochtitlan in 1521 securing the Aztec Empire for the Spanish
St. Augustine was founded by Menéndez de Avilés, making it the oldest city of European origin in the United States of America.
Bartolomé de Las Casas began fighting for Native American rights, lasting until his death in 1564. He worked hard to lead Spanish Monarchs to see the harsh treatment of people in the Americas. Though Casas inspired minor reforms, he gave a voice to the Protestant Reformation.
America was named after Amerigo Vespucci by Martin Waldermülle, to honor him for his belief in the discovery of new continent.
Queen Elizabeth ruled England from 1558 to 1603 embracing the Protestantism religion, since it was the only way for her claim to the throne to be legitimate. During Queen Elizabeth's reign the country grew and became a big sea power.