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Age of exploration internet review pp
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  • 1. •Europe: During the Middle Ages, European Christians went to war in the Middle East against the Muslims. These wars are known as theCrusades. The purpose of the Crusades was to capture the Holy Land for European Christians.-The Crusades were a failure, but Europeans were exposed to many new products, ideas, and cultures. Europeans wanted the goods fromIndia and China. (Silk, spices, food)-European kings sent explorers to find a water route to India and China in order to trade directly with the Indians and Chinese and skip theMiddle Eastern merchants. This will begin the Age of Exploration.AGE OF EXPLORATION: Search for all water route to India and China.-Portuguese were the 1stto reach India by water; went around Africa.Silks:GingerLimesOranges LemonsPepperNutmegEuropean CrusadersSpices:EuropeHoly Land/Middle EastFoods:
  • 2. AGE OF EXPLORATION: Search for all water route to India and China.•Christopher Columbus will sail west across the Atlantic Ocean in 1492. Columbus will discover the New World. He will discover gold, silver,and other valuable resources in the New World. The Spanish government will send other explorers to conquer the New World and create coloniesin order to acquire the gold and resources.•Columbus believed hecould reach Asia bysailing west across theAtlantic Ocean. Instead,he discovered a new land.•Advances in ship buildingand new technology, suchas the astrolabe, allowedEuropeans to sail fartherthan ever before.European view of the world in the 1400’s.
  • 3. Columbian Exchange: With the discovery of the New World by Columbus, other European nations will send explorers to the New World andwill begin creating colonies in order to search for gold and acquire natural resources such as lumber and furs.-This will cause the cultures of the Old World (Europe, Africa, and Asia) to come into contact with the cultures of the New World(The America’s). These cultures will exchange ideas, information, agricultural products, and other goods with each other.Columbian Exchange: The exchange of goods, such as cattle and corn, between the America’s and Europe.
  • 4. ENGLANDFRANCESPAINEUROPEOld World (Europe) meets the New World (America)Spain: God,Gold, GloryNew Spain: Spain creates empire in the NewWorld to control the gold and silver.Cortes conquers theAztecsPizzaro conquers theIncasThese European nationswill dominate NorthAmerica in the 1500-1600’s.
  • 5. Colonization: During the 1500-1600’s, European nations would create colonies in North America. They created colonies in order to control thenatural resources of the New World. (Gold, silver, animal skins, lumber, agricultural products, fish, and others.)-They were also searching for the Northwest Passage: a water route through North America from the Atlantic Ocean to the PacificOcean. They never found it because it does not exist.-In North America, it was England, France, and the Netherlands that created colonies.
  • 6. Colonization: During the 1500-1600’s, European nations would create colonies in North America. They created colonies in order to control thenatural resources of the New World. (Gold, silver, animal skins, lumber, agricultural products, fish, and others.)-They were also searching for the Northwest Passage: a water route through North America from the Atlantic Ocean to the PacificOcean. They never found it because it does not exist.-In North America, it was England, France, and the Netherlands that created colonies.

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