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Major European countries were in competition to extend their _______ into North America and claim the land as their own. power
What are the 4 G's? God, Gold, Ground, Glory
What were motivations for the early explorations of North America? economic, religious and competition
What was the economic motivation? Europeans were looking for gold, natural resources and trade
What was the religious motivation? Wish to spread Christianity
What was the competition motivation? Competitions for empire and belief in superiority of own culture
What were the obstacles to early exploration of North America? poor maps and navigational tools, disease and starvation, fear of the unknown, lack of adequate supplies
What are the accomplishments of the early explorations of North America? exchanged goods and ideas, improved navigational tools and ships, claimed territories
What country made voyages of discovery along the coast of West Africa? Portugal
Which 3 countries were the main early explorers in North America? Spain, France, and England
__________ claimed the Southwest of the present-day United States for Spain. Francisco Coronado
_______ established the French settlement of Quebec. Samuel de Champlain
____________ claimed the Mississippi River Valley for France. Robert La Salle
_____ explored eastern Canada for England. John Cabot
Created by: Heather_Cox