Trevor Griffith
Age Exploration

motives

-“Travels of John Mandeville” spoke of distant lands with precious stones
-Countries wanted to find precious metals, new areas of trade and more direct routes to East
-others wanted to spread word of God
-God Glory and Gold

countries
-main countries were Portugal and Spain
Portugal
-Prince Henery “Navigator”
wanted to spread christianity and aquire new trade in Africa
founded mariner schools
-Vasco De Gama created spice trade in India

Spain
-Christopher Columbus
found New World
started trans Atlantic exploration
-Magellan circumnavigated world

outcomes
-Treaty of Tordesillas split world into 2 spheres of influence
-conquered and killed off many native tribes in New world
-Cortez conquered Aztecs and Pizzaro conqured Incas (Spain)
-new foods and spices

http://www.fofweb.com/NuHistory/default.asp?ItemID=WE53&NewItemID=True

Waldman, Carl, and Jon Cunningham. "European age of exploration." Encyclopedia of Exploration: Places, Technologies, and Cultural Trends, volume 2. New York: Facts On File, Inc., 2004. Modern World History Online. Facts On File, Inc. http://www.fofweb.com/activelink2.asp?
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Age Exploration