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Reasonfor exploration

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  • 1. European Exploration of North America
  • 2. The Spanish
    • The Spanish explored the North American continent for 3 main reasons.
      • To find riches (Goods)
      • To spread religion, or Christianity (God)
      • To expand their empire (Glory)
    • They explored and eventually settled land in present-day Florida, Southwest United States, Mexico, and the islands in the Caribbean.
  • 3. The French
    • The French explored North America for these reasons:
      • In search of a water route through the New World known as the Northwest Passage (all three European countries were in search of a faster, cheaper trade route to Asia)
      • A source of wealth through fur trade with the Native Americans
      • To convert Native Americans to Christianity
    • They explored Canada, the Louisiana Territory, and islands within the Caribbean; they eventually set up forts and settlements.
  • 4. The English
    • The English explored North America for these reasons:
      • In search of sources of wealth (gold)
      • Convert Native Americans to Christianity
      • Claim land for England
    • England saw the North American natural resources as means for gaining wealth and international stature. Explorers risked their lives for fame, curiosity, and pride for their nation.
    • Explorers risked their lives for fame, curiosity, and pride for their nation.
    • The English Colonial Era will start in 1607 with the first permanent settlement at Jamestown. This success will lead to the founding of 13 colonies in America.
  • 5. http://www.college.emory.edu/culpeper/BAKEWELL/images/na.jpg
  • 6. http://www.lib.utexas.edu/maps/americas/north_america_ref01.jpg

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