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Chapter 2 section 1

  1. 1. Chapter 2 Section 1<br />The First Global Age: Europe and Asia<br />
  2. 2. Europeans Explore the Seas<br />Trade existed between Europeans and Asia since the time of the crusades<br />Most valued items were spices (such as pepper, cinnamon, nutmeg, and cloves) that were used to preserve and flavor food<br />
  3. 3. Motives for Exploration<br />wealth<br />desire to learn about new lands<br />spread Christianity<br />
  4. 4. Improved Technology<br />Cartographers (map makers) created more accurate maps<br />Astrolabe- used to determine latitude at sea<br />Larger and better ships<br />
  5. 5. Astrolabe <br />Device used to measure the angles of the sun and stars above the horizon. <br />
  6. 6. Portugal Sails Eastward<br />lead the way in exploration with the help of Prince Henry<br />mapping the African coast<br />wanted to expand Christianity and find African gold<br />Bartholomeu Dias rounded the southern tip of Africa which opened-up a sea route to Asia<br />On to India<br />Vasco da Gama reached India<br />Created a vast trading empire<br />
  7. 7. Prince Henry of Portugal <br /><ul><li>Sometimes known as Henry the navigator
  8. 8. He helped Portugal become the leader in exploration</li></li></ul><li>
  9. 9. Columbus Sails West<br />wanted to find a route to the Indies and discovered new land instead<br />trip was financed by Spain <br />Columbus landed in the Caribbean islands and called the people Indians thinking that he had landed in the Indies.<br />
  10. 10. Christopher Columbus <br />An Italian navigator, but was funded by Spain to make his famous voyage. <br />

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