Exploration 9/25/2009
 
Why is this the best time to explore? <ul><li>The Printing Press  – made it easier for people to share ideas </li></ul><ul...
Motives for Exploration <ul><li>Christianity  – wanted to spread Christianity  </li></ul><ul><li>Wealth  – Wanted to make ...
<ul><li>National Pride  – competition with other countries to be the first to reach Asia by water </li></ul><ul><li>Foreig...
<ul><li>How was Spain able to defeat such great empires? </li></ul><ul><li>1.  European diseases  – N.A. not immune to Eur...
Spanish America <ul><li>Spain divides its empire into 2 provinces </li></ul><ul><li>– New Spain and Peru </li></ul><ul><li...
<ul><li>The breakdown of power: </li></ul><ul><li>1. Spanish Born </li></ul><ul><li>2. Creoles – Spanish descent born in A...
 
 
Columbus <ul><li>Initial voyage in 1492 </li></ul><ul><li>Landed in Bahamas </li></ul><ul><li>Funded by Isabella I of Cast...
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The Conquistadors

  1. 1. Exploration 9/25/2009
  2. 3. Why is this the best time to explore? <ul><li>The Printing Press – made it easier for people to share ideas </li></ul><ul><li>Navigation Instruments – people would not get lost when they were away at sea </li></ul><ul><li>Wanted goods that they discovered during the Crusades </li></ul>
  3. 4. Motives for Exploration <ul><li>Christianity – wanted to spread Christianity </li></ul><ul><li>Wealth – Wanted to make money by selling Asian products </li></ul><ul><li>Fame – wanted to become famous </li></ul>
  4. 5. <ul><li>National Pride – competition with other countries to be the first to reach Asia by water </li></ul><ul><li>Foreign goods – wanted jewels, spices and fabrics </li></ul>
  5. 6. <ul><li>How was Spain able to defeat such great empires? </li></ul><ul><li>1. European diseases – N.A. not immune to European diseases </li></ul><ul><li>2. Advanced technology- Spanish were better skilled with better weapons. </li></ul><ul><li>3. Alliances – Spain made alliances with enemies ofthe Aztecs and Incas </li></ul>
  6. 7. Spanish America <ul><li>Spain divides its empire into 2 provinces </li></ul><ul><li>– New Spain and Peru </li></ul><ul><li>Each province was called a viceroyalty </li></ul>
  7. 8. <ul><li>The breakdown of power: </li></ul><ul><li>1. Spanish Born </li></ul><ul><li>2. Creoles – Spanish descent born in America </li></ul><ul><li>3. Mestizos – (Spanish & N.A.) </li></ul><ul><li>4. N.A. & Africans </li></ul>
  8. 11. Columbus <ul><li>Initial voyage in 1492 </li></ul><ul><li>Landed in Bahamas </li></ul><ul><li>Funded by Isabella I of Castille </li></ul><ul><li>Would receive 10% of revenue ($) from lands </li></ul><ul><li>Underestimated the circumference of the earth </li></ul>

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