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  • 1. Explorers 1400’s – 1600’s I. Who were the Vikings? A. Farmers and the earliest explorers that sailed from Greenland B. Leif Eriksson – In 1002 explored Canada and called it Vinland
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  • 3. II. Who was Marco Polo? A. He traveled in B. He traveled from Europe to Asia C. His travels established land trade routes to Asia 1261
  • 4. III. Why did Europeans want to find a water route to Asia? B. Land travel became too dangerous to travel C. European Kings were willing to pay sailors to find a water route to Asia A. Europeans wanted the spices, jewels, and porcelain that was found in Asia not Europe
  • 5. IV. Who was Christopher Columbus? A. Born in Italy B. As a young man , got a job as a sailor in Portugal C. In 1492, asked Spanish King Ferdinand for 3 ships to find route to Asia D. Claimed Bahamas for Spain with the Nina, Santa Marie, and Pinta ships
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  • 7. And the race was on! Who would find Asia first???? England, Portugal, Italy, or France……………..!?.!?.!?.!
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  • 9. V. Who was Giovanni Da Verranzano? A. Sailed for France B. Explored the New York Bay in 1524 C. Never landed in New World because of hostile Native Americans
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