The Age of Early European Explorations & Conquests. Examining an Essential Question:. “With the dawn of the 16 th century, there came together in Europe both the motivation and the means to explore and colonize territory across the seas.”
Better Maps [Portulan]
Sharks followed the slave ships!
Our Lady of Guadalupe
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.