Founding Fathers Of The Usa


There are many people who can be considered the indirect

founding fathers of The United States. Such people are The

Christian Crusaders, Marco Polo, Cortez, Pizarro, and

Martin Luther. The Crusades were a series of holy wars

fought to win the holy land of Christianity from those who

follow Mohammed. Even though these wars failed in the

respect of winning the land back, they did triumph in another

aspect. The crusaders introduced a lifestyle to the Europeans

in the Holy Land that was more appealing than they knew

before. Following the wars the Europeans returned and they

created a market to deliver the desirable goods they came

accustomed to in the Holy Land. This was one reason for

the beginning of exploration, and ultimately led to the

discovery of America. Marco Polo was a great explorer of

his time. He wrote a manuscript on his voyage entitled, "The

Voyage of Marco Polo." In this manuscript it said how the

Kahn of China lived in riches, used fine china, decorated

with gold, and used spices. When the manuscript reached

the people of Europe they realized how life could better if

they had the materials as did the Khan. This discovery

encouraged people to find new places to find these riches.

Cortez founded the city of Tenochtitlan, which was created

by the Aztecs in central Mexico. He said how the people of

this town lived with the riches of a Khan. They city was

advanced further than any European had seen in the New

World. The ruler of this land, Montezuma, lived in huge

room filled with "jewels, precious stones, silver, and an

astonishing amount of gold." Soon after his arrival the Aztecs

rebelled. Cortez had Indian and Spanish allies and won the

battle against the Aztecs. News of the conquest of Mexico

created a rush of Spanish to America and led to further

settling of the continent. Francisco Pizarro found the empire

of the Incas in the Andes Mountains region. This empire, like

the Aztec Empire, was advanced and rich in gold and silver.

Inca, the head of the Empire and was considered a God,

was killed by Pizarro. This lessened the spirit of the Incas

and made it easier for Pizarro and his men to succeed among

them. This success, again, encouraged the Europeans to

settle their own area. One of the best known reformers,

Martin Luther, can be considered a founding father of The

United States. Luther tried to reform the Church of England,

and rid it of Catholic ways. He wrote his 95 Thesis that

attacked the ways of the church and helped to better it. His

resentment of Rome and Catholicism helped to spread the

reformation into Northern Europe. This in return created a

dream in adventurers like Columbus to look for a new route

to India in search for worthy goods. By avoiding Italy he

discovered America. Without Luther's ideas, Columbus

would never have the dream to find the route. Each of these

people can be considered the founding fathers of the United

States. They all played an important role in history, and in

the making of the United State.