Portuguese Empire Part 1 <ul><li>Patricia Bigler </li></ul><ul><li>History 140 </li></ul>
History of Portugal <ul><li>Portugal is a European and an Atlantic Nation that dates back to the Early Middle ages. </li><...
Military Decline <ul><li>Spains attempt to conquer England-Battle of Alcacer. </li></ul><ul><li>Destruction of a lot of th...
The Portuguese Empire <ul><li>July 25, 1914-The beginning of the Portuguese Empire. </li></ul><ul><li>August 21, 1914- Ceu...
Portuguese Empire <ul><li>1418 Henry the Navigator and Trisao Bas Teixera and Joao Goncalves Zarco were in a storm that br...
Portuguese Empire <ul><li>1448- On a small island called Arguim an important castle was built and used as a trading post f...
Colonial Brazil <ul><li>Period from 1500 (with the arrival of the Portuguese) until 1815(Brazil elevated to a kingdom. </l...
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  1. 1. Portuguese Empire Part 1 <ul><li>Patricia Bigler </li></ul><ul><li>History 140 </li></ul>
  2. 2. History of Portugal <ul><li>Portugal is a European and an Atlantic Nation that dates back to the Early Middle ages. </li></ul><ul><li>Portugal was an early settlement located at the mouth of the Douro River </li></ul><ul><li>During Europes “Age of Discover” it rose to the status of a world power. </li></ul><ul><li>Portugal gradually lost wealth and status when the English, Dutch, and French took a large share of the spice and slave trades by conquering port trading posts and territories. </li></ul>
  3. 3. Military Decline <ul><li>Spains attempt to conquer England-Battle of Alcacer. </li></ul><ul><li>Destruction of a lot of the capital city in 1755 by an earthquake. </li></ul><ul><li>Loss of Brazil during the Napoleonic wars in 1822 </li></ul>
  4. 4. The Portuguese Empire <ul><li>July 25, 1914-The beginning of the Portuguese Empire. </li></ul><ul><li>August 21, 1914- Ceuta was conquered by portugal and the Portuguese Empire was founded. </li></ul>
  5. 5. Portuguese Empire <ul><li>1418 Henry the Navigator and Trisao Bas Teixera and Joao Goncalves Zarco were in a storm that brought them to an island they named Porto Santo (“Holy Port”) </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>1419 they disembarked on Madeira Island and colonized by the Portuguese in 1420 </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><li>1434 Gil Eanes turned the Cape Bojada marking the beginning of the port exploration of Africa. </li></ul><ul><li>Between 1427-1431 many of the Azorean Islands were discovered and later colonized by the Portuguese in 1445. </li></ul><ul><li>The Canary Islands were also discovered by the Portuguese but Castile objected claim by them and eventually they became part of the Spanish Empire. </li></ul>
  6. 6. Portuguese Empire <ul><li>1448- On a small island called Arguim an important castle was built and used as a trading post for comerce with inland Africa. </li></ul><ul><li>1470’s Port trading ships reached the Gold Coast. </li></ul><ul><li>1471- Port finally captured Tangier after several attempts. </li></ul><ul><li>1482- Fortress of Sao Jorge Damina was built. </li></ul><ul><li>1483- Diongo Cao explored the congo river </li></ul><ul><li>1484- Port regected Christopher Colombus’s idea of reaching india from the West. They believed it would take a lot longer. The long lasting dispute resulted in the Treaty of Tordesillas with spain dividing the world equally between the Spanish and the Portuguese(along a north-south meridian line 1000 miles west of the cape Verde Islands . </li></ul>
  7. 7. Colonial Brazil <ul><li>Period from 1500 (with the arrival of the Portuguese) until 1815(Brazil elevated to a kingdom. </li></ul><ul><li>April 22, 1500 a fleet led by Navigator Pedro Alvares Cabral landed in and took possession of Brazil in the name of the King. </li></ul><ul><li>During the 300 years of Brazilian Colonial History the exploration of the territory was originally based on Brazilwood extraction, sugar production, and gold and diamond mining. </li></ul><ul><li>Slaves provided most of the working force in the Brazilian economy. </li></ul>
  8. 8. Sources Wikipedia.org

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