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The Age of Exploration. The Back-story Reasons for exploration… –Conversion… –Govt interest… –Curiosity… –Spices… –Material profit… … –Trade routes…

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1 The Age of Exploration

2 The Back-story Reasons for exploration… –Conversion… –Govt interest… –Curiosity… –Spices… –Material profit… … –Trade routes…

3 The Back - story Advances that aided in exploration…. –Magnetic compass… –Telescope… –Map-making… –Shipbuilding… –Stern-mounted rudders… –Mentality…

4 The Explorers Portugal –east to the Indies… –Prince Henry and his Captains… –Dias… –Da Gama… –Cabral… –Set up 1 st Commercial- Colonial Empire…de Albuquerque…

5 The Explorers Spain –west to the Indies… –Columbus… –The Conquistadors… … –The Empire…

6 Others… Spain… –Vespucci… Dutch… –Stuyvesant… England… –Cabots (Father & Son)… –Drake… –Hudson… –Raleigh… –Smith… France… –Cartier… –Cadillac… –Champlain… –De La Salle… –Verrazzano

7 The Results of Exploration – The Commercial Revolution Changes in production… –driven by demand… Changes in funding… –driven by capitalism… Changes in role of government in economy… –driven by nationalism… Changes in social structures… –which would last until the 1800s… Deepening of East / West European divide… –step forward vs. step back…


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