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European Exploration and Settlement: 1492-1607. European Ideas and Events impacting North America. 1096- Crusades begin 1271- Marco Polo explores China Trade, plague ends feudalism, leads to Renaissance developments 1. rise of the city- banking, joint stock company, trade

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european ideas and events impacting north america
European Ideas and Eventsimpacting North America
  • 1096- Crusades begin
  • 1271- Marco Polo explores China
  • Trade, plague ends feudalism, leads to
  • Renaissance developments

1. rise of the city- banking, joint stock company, trade

2. Nation-State supplants the Church

3. Ideals of Renaissance= explorer

4. New inventions, technology

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Marco Polo

Italian Explorer

1254-1324

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Anxious investors wait for news about the South Sea Company, a joint stock company formed in London in 1711.

Joint stock companies are a form of partnership in which each member, or stockholder, is financially responsible for the acts of the company.LIBRARY OF CONGRESS

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Spain, 1492

After forcing many Jews to be baptized and then referring to them as "marranos" (i.e.  swine), and after an Inquisition in which some 700 marranos were burnt at the stake for showing signs of "Jewish" taint, Spain expels all Jews from the country.

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Effects of the Columbus Voyages

  • America’s land led to end of feudalism
  • Gold creates inflation – destabilizes
  • European economy
  • Political power shifts to Spain
  • Treaty of Tordesillas (1492)
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Hernan Cortes

Conquers Aztecs

1519-1521

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Missions in North America

Red= Spanish

Yellow= French

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Henry Hudson, Netherlands

Third Voyage, 1609

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Defeat of the

Spanish Armada, 1588

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