Chapter 4. An Age of Exploration . Lesson 1. Europeans Arrive in the Americas. Christopher Columbus. In the 1400s, European merchants bought ________ in Asia, and brought them back to Europe to sell. A _________ is someone who buys and sells goods.
An Age of Exploration
Europeans Arrive in the Americas
Columbus Sails West
Close to ______ men traveled in the three ships named the _________, the ___________, and the ________ ______________.
Shortly after midnight on October 12, 1492 (just over 2 months later) a sailor aboard the Pinta saw __________.
The ships had arrived at an island in the Carribean Sea that Columbus named ____ __________. This island is part of the Bahamas today.
Columbus mistakenly believed he had reached land off the coast of ________, near India.
He named the islands the ________ __________ and the people living there Indians.
The Columbian Exchange
Columbus made _________ more voyages to the Caribbean and the coasts of ________ and _________ ______________.
Ferdinand and Isabella wanted him to ______ _______________ and search for ________.
Columbus claimed more _________ in the West Indies for _________.
The arrival of Europeans in the West Indies had many _____________ effects.
Europeans cut down _______ _______ on Caribbean islands and built large ______ farms.
Spain Explores the Americas