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					Age of Exploration &
     Isolation




      Chapter 19.1
Europeans Explore the East
Factors Spur Exploration
►Renaissance   curiosity about world

►GOLD: Desire for new sources of
 wealth & trade

►GLORY:   fame & for King & Country

►GOD:  Missionary impetus to spread
 Christianity
Europeans Want
    Spices
New Tools of Exploration
 Portugal Leads the Way
►PrinceHenry “the Navigator”
 founds school of exploration in
 1419




►Sailors surveyed coast of Africa &
 later India
Bartolomeu
   Diaz

►Reached
tip of
South
Africa in
1488
     Vasco da Gama
1st European to sail a direct route
         to India in 1498
    Spanish Claims
►1492:  Christopher Columbus
 discovers the Caribbean thinking
 it was Asia
Columbus’ Journeys
 Treaty of Tordesillas 1494
►To keep peace between 2
 Catholic nations, the Pope
 divided the world in ½ based on
 Spanish & Portuguese claims

►Showed  European’s disregard for
 indigenous peoples
Treaty of Tordesillas 1494
Europeans Carve up the East
          Indies
►Following  Portugal; other
 nations seized ports in Africa &
 Asia
  Britain & France enter India

  Spain took over Philippines in 1521

  Dutch took over Cape Town &
   Indonesia
 Dutch East India Company
►1stcorporation in history, controlled
 Indonesia

►Est.in 1602 after the Dutch freed
 themselves from Spain

►Private company owned by Dutch
 investors

				
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