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Monday, September 14, 2015

Blog Post #4: Amerigo Vespucci

Amerigo Vespucci was an Italian explorer, financier, navigator and cartographer, who discovered that Columbus had not gone to the Indies, he had discovered a completely new continent. After his discovery, the continent started to be called America. "America was named after Amerigo Vespucci, a Florentine navigator and explorer who played a prominent role in exploring the New World." biography.com Editors. Article: Amerigo Vespucci.  Before Amerigo Vespucci, explorers thought they had arrived to Asia, so I wonder what if Amerigo Vespucci had never realized this? Would we have adapted an Indian culture? Would we have our own culture?

1 comment:

  1. You are using the ACE color coding, but you are not completely answering the question. Here was the prompt:

    "What were the motives AND outcomes of your assigned explorer?"

    The background on who he was and what he did is great, and addresses the outcome part. But what were his original motives? I'm not clear on that.

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