Presentation on theme: "The Age of Exploration Europe looks outward.. The Age of Exploration A period of European voyages of exploration and discovery, long-distance trade and."— Presentation transcript:
The Age of Exploration A period of European voyages of exploration and discovery, long-distance trade and commerce, and the outward expansion of European power (colonialism) and influence. Many areas of the world, which before had been unaware of each other’s existence, now came into contact with each other.
Areas of the world colonized by Europeans: 1400-1925
Things Brought to Other Regions of the World European cultural attitudes. Religion Ideas on government. Technology. Language
Portugal Spain France England Netherlands ATLANTIC POWERS: France Spain Eng Portugal Neth
The Rise of the Atlantic Rim In the 16 th Century, the economic and political center of power of Europe shifted to the Atlantic Rim. Why do you think this happened? In formulating your response, think of what you have learned about the following: the rise of trade and towns, the rise of national monarchies, the political condition of Italy, the Protestant Reformation.
Mercantililism Closed economic system Designed to enrich the “mother country” Colonies provide raw materials Mother country supplies finished goods Goal=favorable balance of trade Inefficient Smuggling Resentment