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USI.4c: European Exploration
West Africa
Essential Knowledge
Ghana, Mali, and Songhai each dominated West Africa in

turn from 300 to 1600 A.D.
African people an...
Key Words
Mali: “where the king resides”
Mansa Musa: the King of Mali who ruled from 1312 A.D. to

1332 A.D.
Ghana: mea...
West African kingdoms
Ghana, Mali, and Songhai dominated West Africa one after

another from 300 to 1600 A.D.
West African kingdoms
Ghana, Mali, and Songhai

were located in the
western region of Africa,
south of the Sahara Desert,...
West African kingdoms
Ghana, Mali, and Songhai became powerful by controlling

trade in West Africa.
The Portuguese carr...
West African kingdoms
Ghana, Mali, and Songhai became powerful by controlling

trade in West Africa.
The Portuguese carr...
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  1. 1. USI.4c: European Exploration West Africa
  2. 2. Essential Knowledge Ghana, Mali, and Songhai each dominated West Africa in turn from 300 to 1600 A.D. African people and African goods played an important role in increasing European interest in world resources.
  3. 3. Key Words Mali: “where the king resides” Mansa Musa: the King of Mali who ruled from 1312 A.D. to 1332 A.D. Ghana: means king Timbuktu: the capital of Mali that became a great center of learning
  4. 4. West African kingdoms Ghana, Mali, and Songhai dominated West Africa one after another from 300 to 1600 A.D.
  5. 5. West African kingdoms Ghana, Mali, and Songhai were located in the western region of Africa, south of the Sahara Desert, near the Niger River.
  6. 6. West African kingdoms Ghana, Mali, and Songhai became powerful by controlling trade in West Africa. The Portuguese carried goods from Europe to West African empires trading metals, cloth, and other manufactured goods for gold.
  7. 7. West African kingdoms Ghana, Mali, and Songhai became powerful by controlling trade in West Africa. The Portuguese carried goods from Europe to West African empires trading metals, cloth, and other manufactured goods for gold.

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