European colonization of the Americas Part 1- Portugal
Background info <ul><li>Although many countries explored the Americas, there are four dominant countries that are generall...
The “Big Four” <ul><li>Portugal </li></ul><ul><li>Spain </li></ul><ul><li>France </li></ul><ul><li>Great Britain </li></ul>
Portugal <ul><li>Portugal was the leading country in the European exploration of the world in the 15th century  </li></ul>...
Portugal cont. <ul><li>Portugal was led by the genius of Prince Henry the Navigator. Under his guidance, Portugal became w...
Portuguese Caravel <ul><li>Portuguese caravel, adorned with the Cross of the Order of Christ. This was the standard model ...
Famous Portuguese Explorers <ul><li>Pedro Álvares Cabral-  Discovered and settled Brazil </li></ul><ul><li>Gaspar Corte-Re...
Notes about Portuguese Exploration <ul><li>The Portuguese did not divide their colonial territory in America  </li></ul><u...
References <ul><li>http://www.collectionscanada.gc.ca/2/24/h24-1320-e.html </li></ul><ul><li>http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/...
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European Colonization Of The Americas Part 1 (Portugal)

  1. 1. European colonization of the Americas Part 1- Portugal
  2. 2. Background info <ul><li>Although many countries explored the Americas, there are four dominant countries that are generally considered the to have been leaders in the area of exploration </li></ul>
  3. 3. The “Big Four” <ul><li>Portugal </li></ul><ul><li>Spain </li></ul><ul><li>France </li></ul><ul><li>Great Britain </li></ul>
  4. 4. Portugal <ul><li>Portugal was the leading country in the European exploration of the world in the 15th century </li></ul><ul><li>Having a long shoreline with many harbors and rivers flowing westward to the ocean, had been an ideal environment to raise generations of adventurous seamen. </li></ul>
  5. 5. Portugal cont. <ul><li>Portugal was led by the genius of Prince Henry the Navigator. Under his guidance, Portugal became world leaders in the area of exploration </li></ul><ul><li>He had the best information and most accurate instruments and maps that could be obtained in the time period </li></ul><ul><li>The ship the Portuguese used to explore was known as a caravel </li></ul>
  6. 6. Portuguese Caravel <ul><li>Portuguese caravel, adorned with the Cross of the Order of Christ. This was the standard model used by the Portuguese in their voyages of exploration. It could accommodate about 20 sailors. </li></ul>
  7. 7. Famous Portuguese Explorers <ul><li>Pedro Álvares Cabral- Discovered and settled Brazil </li></ul><ul><li>Gaspar Corte-Real & Miguel Corte-Real- Brothers who discovered Nova Scotia and Labrador and claimed it for the Portuguese crown. </li></ul>
  8. 8. Notes about Portuguese Exploration <ul><li>The Portuguese did not divide their colonial territory in America </li></ul><ul><li>Control stayed with the crown </li></ul>
  9. 9. References <ul><li>http://www.collectionscanada.gc.ca/2/24/h24-1320-e.html </li></ul><ul><li>http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Portugal_in_the_Age_of_Discovery </li></ul>

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