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