The Age of Early European Exploration & Expansion. By Susan M. Pojer, Horace Greeley HS & Laurie Johnson. A Map of the Known World, pre- 1492. Motives for European Exploration. Crusades by-pass intermediaries to get to Asia. Renaissance curiosity about other lands and peoples.
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By Susan M. Pojer, Horace Greeley HS & Laurie Johnson
Crusades by-pass intermediaries to get to Asia.
Renaissance curiosity about other lands and peoples.
Reformation refugees & missionaries.
Monarchs seeking new sources of revenue.
Fame and fortune.
Better Maps [Portulan]
Ferdinand Magellan & the First Circumnavigation of the World:Early 16c
Looking for “El Dorado”
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Sharks followed the slave ships!
Encomienda(forced labor)—royal grants of authority over the natives.
Our Lady of Guadalupe
New Laws 1542
Portugal lacked the numbers and wealth to dominate trade in the Indian Ocean.
Spain in Asia consolidated its holdings in the Philippines.
First English expedition to the Indies in 1591.
Native populations ravaged by disease.
Influx of gold, and especially silver, into Europe created an inflationary economic climate.[“Price Revolution”]
New products introduced across the continents [“Columbian Exchange”].
Deepened colonial rivalries.
France and Spain—neither took advantage of the opportunities presented by the price revolution like England and the Netherlands