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5 Ws of European Exploration WHEN did exploration occur? WHEN did exploration occur? -1000- Leif Erikson and the Vikings were the first Europeans to arrive.

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1 5 Ws of European Exploration WHEN did exploration occur? WHEN did exploration occur? Leif Erikson and the Vikings were the first Europeans to arrive in the New World Leif Erikson and the Vikings were the first Europeans to arrive in the New World The first successful English colony at Jamestown The first successful English colony at Jamestown.

2 5 Ws of European Exploration Who was involved in Exploration? Who was involved in Exploration? Spain Spain France France Portugal Portugal England England

3 5Ws of European Exploration Where did the Europeans explore? Where did the Europeans explore? North America North America -The Florida Region -The Florida Region -Northern Atlantic Coast -Northern Atlantic Coast -The Carolinas -The Carolinas - Great Lakes - Great Lakes Central America Central America -Central Mexico -Central Mexico South America South America -Brazil -Brazil -Peru -Peru

4 5 Ws of European Exploration Why did they explore the New World? Why did they explore the New World? Mercantilism Mercantilism -The search for wealth (exports>imports) -The search for wealth (exports>imports) Economic and military competition among countries. Economic and military competition among countries. Search for the Northwest Passage (water route to the Pacific) Search for the Northwest Passage (water route to the Pacific) Spread Christianity Spread Christianity Sense of adventure Sense of adventure

5 5 Ws of European Exploration What was the result of European Exploration? What was the result of European Exploration? Death of millions of Native Death of millions of Native Americans Americans The Columbian Exchange The Columbian Exchange -The movement of -The movement of people, goods, people, goods, and diseases and diseases between Asia, between Asia, Africa, Europe, and Africa, Europe, and the Americas. the Americas. The Slave Trade The Slave Trade Europeans colonies in Europeans colonies in the Americas the Americas


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