What allowed / caused Europeans to
begin their exploration, expand their
trade involvement, and their conquest?

CAUSES of...
CAUSES of EUROPEAN
MARITIME VOYAGES
Improvements in technology
• Better ship design (caravel)
• The Gunpowder

revolution
• Navigation –
compass, sextant, ast
rolabe, maps.
Training and Experience
• Portuguese Seafaring Schools
• Experience in wars with Muslims
DESIRE FOR PROFIT
• FIND & Control trade routes to Asia
• Find GOLD & SILVER (for wealth in
Europe and to trade in Asia)
Religious Reasons. . .The desire to:
• spread Christian religion and political
control
• Defeat Islamic forces
Causes of Euro Expansion
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Causes of Euro Expansion

  1. 1. What allowed / caused Europeans to begin their exploration, expand their trade involvement, and their conquest? CAUSES of EUROPEAN MARITIME VOYAGES
  2. 2. CAUSES of EUROPEAN MARITIME VOYAGES Improvements in technology • Better ship design (caravel)
  3. 3. • The Gunpowder revolution • Navigation – compass, sextant, ast rolabe, maps.
  4. 4. Training and Experience • Portuguese Seafaring Schools • Experience in wars with Muslims
  5. 5. DESIRE FOR PROFIT • FIND & Control trade routes to Asia • Find GOLD & SILVER (for wealth in Europe and to trade in Asia)
  6. 6. Religious Reasons. . .The desire to: • spread Christian religion and political control • Defeat Islamic forces
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