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The World in 1400s

The 1st European Explorations

Who led a group of people known as the Vikings to North America in 1000 A.D.? Leif Erikson
Who is the Italian who recorded his travels from Europe to China (Cathay) and the book that was written inspired Europeans to travel to Asia? Marco Polo
Why did Europeans explore land routes to Asia? in hopes of finding wealth and to trade goods with one another
What is the name of the road that was established between Europe and Asia which consisted of many trading posts along the route? The Silk Road
What event caused Portugal to search for a water route from Europe to Asia? the closing of the Silk Road when the Turks captured the trading city of Constantinople
Prince Henry believed trading with Asia could be continued by establishing a water route to Asia by sailing around what? the tip of Africa
When Prince Henry was tasked with finding a water route from Portugal to Asia he establish what useful things for sailors? schools for training sailors to navigate the waters along with better compasses, astrolabes and caravels
Prince Henry instructed cartographers to create what item for sailors? more accurate maps
Who sailed from Portugal to the Cape of Good Hope? Bartolomeu Dias
Who sailed from Portugal to India by leading a successful expedition around Africa? Vasco da Gama
What are some of the foreign goods that were traded between Europeans and Asians? gold, jewels, silks, perfumes and spices
Created by: Mrs. Swiander
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