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Names of Explorers who made Voyage to New World
- Amerigo Vespucci
- Christopher Columbus
- John Cabot
- Vasco Nunez De Balboa
What factors caused Europeans to search new trade routes to Asia?
- Bad weather
- Theives on Silk Road
- Turks captures Constantinople and blocked trade became expensive
Why did Kings & Queens sponsor voyages?
They thought it would bring wealth and power
Why did people set out to explore the New World?
To claim land and resources in the Americas
What was the Counter Reformation?
To go against Protestant Reformation and change beliefs to Catholic Religion
Why did Explorers start traveling from South America to North America?
To look for a water route to the Pacific Ocean then onto Asia
What present day cities were first claimed by explorers from the Netherlands?
New York & Albany
Why did people try to claim land around water?
- This allowed them to use ships to move people and supplies
- Access fish and other food resources
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