Exploration of the New World
Motives for Exploration Guided Notes
Expansion of international __________________. [both a cause and a result of Age of Exploration]
Merchants brought spices from the Far East to _____________________ to trade for a profit.
Other Europeans wanted more goods from the _______________ without the added expense charged by these middle men.
Because of the leadership of Prince Henry and their geographic location on the Atlantic Ocean, _____________________ became the first to seek a water route to Asia.
Economic competition with Portugal influenced ____________________ to sponsor Columbus and others to explore unmapped lands in the New World that were found by various explorers.
Competition between nation-states
England and other countries became interested in the New World, especially as the Spanish found gold and silver that made them the most powerful nation in ___________________________.
The English monarchs began to send explorers to the New World and in the next few centuries they would become the _______________________ country in the settlement of North America.
Astrolabe-measures height of sun above the ______________________
Compass-____________________ with direction
Reading celestial stars to plot ____________________________ and course
What is cartography? Map ________________ skills
Cartography helped them share their ______________________________ with others and was taught at the Portuguese School of Navigation.