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European Explorers

  1. 1. European Explorers
  2. 2. Why did Europeans explore? <ul><li>Exploration </li></ul>
  3. 3. Marco Polo <ul><li>1271-1295 </li></ul><ul><li>Journeyed to China </li></ul><ul><li>Traded spices and silks </li></ul><ul><li>Wrote a book that sparked Europeans interest in Asia </li></ul><ul><li>map </li></ul>
  4. 4. Prince Henry <ul><li>Portugal </li></ul><ul><li>Started School of Navigation </li></ul><ul><li>map </li></ul>
  5. 5. Vasco da Gama <ul><li>First to sail around Africa to Asia </li></ul><ul><li>Landed in India </li></ul><ul><li>1498 </li></ul><ul><li>map </li></ul>
  6. 6. Christopher Columbus <ul><li>Sailed for Spain </li></ul><ul><li>Lead an expedition West across Atlantic Ocean </li></ul><ul><li>Landed in San Salvador </li></ul><ul><li>Thought he was in India </li></ul><ul><li>1492 </li></ul>
  7. 7. John Cabot <ul><li>English </li></ul><ul><li>1497 </li></ul><ul><li>Landed in Newfoundland in Canada </li></ul><ul><li>map </li></ul>
  8. 8. Pedro Alvares Cabral <ul><li>Hired by Portugal </li></ul><ul><li>Landed in present day Brazil </li></ul>
  9. 9. Jacques Cartier <ul><li>French </li></ul><ul><li>Explored St. Lawrence River </li></ul><ul><li>map </li></ul>
  10. 10. Henry Hudson <ul><li>Hired by Dutch </li></ul><ul><li>Hired by English </li></ul><ul><li>Goal: Find the water route across North America to Asia </li></ul><ul><li>1609-1611 </li></ul><ul><li>Explored a river in present day New York </li></ul><ul><li>Explored a large bay in northern Canada both were named after him </li></ul><ul><li>map </li></ul>

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