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					Age of Exploration
     Reasons for Exploration
• God
• Gold
• Glory
         Sailing Technology
• Triangular Sails
  – Origin: Mediterranean Sea
  – Impact: Sail into the wind
        Sailing Technology
• Compass
 – Origin: China
 – Impact: Tool used for navigation
         Sailing Technology
• Sextant
  – Origin: Middle East
  – Impact: Navigation tool used for latitude and
    longitude
                 Explorers
• Dias
  – Country: Portugal
  – Discovery: Cape of Good Hope
  – Impact: Possible trade route to Asia
               Explorers
• Da Gama
 – Country: Portugal
 – Discovery: India
 – Impact: Trade route
   to India
                Explorers
• Columbus
  – Country: Spain
  – Discovery: East Indies/ America
  – Impact: New World and colonies
                Explorers
• Magellan
  – Country: Spain
  – Discovery: Circumnavigated the globe
  – Impact: World is round
               Explorers
• Cortez
  – Country: Spain
  – Discovery: Conquered
    Aztecs
  – Impact: Expanded
    Spanish wealth/
    colonies
Explorers
    • Pizarro
      – Country: Spain
      – Discovery:
        Conquered Inca
      – Impact: Expanded
        Spanish Empire
       Columbian Exchange
• Global transfer of foods, plants, and
  animals during the colonization of the
  Americas

				
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