Printing Press Influences Europe

By Jillian Benedict

In the article "The Printing Press and Its "Impact" on Literacy" it says "the first mechanized printing press was invented by a German metalworker named Johan Gutenburg in 1452."
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In the article "The Printing Press and Its "Impact" on Literacy" it says "books were now more affordable and available to the general." At first only wealthy people could get books.
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In the article "The Printing Press and Its "Impact" on Literacy" it says "The invention of the printing press has been a significant force in transforming an oral medieval culture to a literate one or one which focuses on silent and private reading."
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On the map "Geographical Diffusion of Columbus's First Letter" it's shows that Columbus's letter has been spread throughout Europe with the help of the printing press. The letter started in Lisbon and traveled many places while getting translated into many editions.
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