In the past, there was no other way to map the world except for exploration. The Europeans have been at the forefront in the Age of Discovery as they journeyed to new horizons. The Spanish and Portuguese monarchs sent numerous ships to uncharted waters to expand territories, gain wealth and resources, and spread their beliefs. The explorers found themselves having a hard time traveling from Europe to Asia as the only known route at the time was through the vast African continent. Thus, they sought to find other ways to make the journey more efficient. Around this time, people already knew that the Earth was round, so the colonizers traveled westward to find another sea route. Despite their best efforts, none were successful in finding Asia. Instead, they saw a massive continent with millions of natives already inhabiting the lands. Soon after, the colonization of the Americas begins.Upon setting foot in America, Christopher Columbus saw different species of animals and plants, various unique landforms, and native Americans who were living in their own societies. Because of his loyalty and allegiance to the Spanish Kingdom, Columbus added the already inhabited lands to the Empire's collection of territories. Since then, the Americas have been a target of European exploration and exploitation.This series features specific significant times in US history that have shaped the nation in one way or another. Each featured event gives a snapshot of that piece of history to show young readers the nation's past, which has been instrumental in molding the country to what it is now.Features include● Perfect for readers ages 6 - 12 years old ● Non-fiction chapter books perfect for the family ● Easy to read stories any young reader can enjoy ● Brings history alive for young readers to appreciate and remember Each chapter contains a crucial piece that shows what the US has been through as a nation. In reading each one, young readers will have a greater understanding of the rich history they are a part of.
Author: Jim Sapiro
Publisher: Independently Published