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European Exploration

SOL 4a-c

Reasons for exploration Economics, Culture, Religion
Obstacles to exploration Poor maps and tools, disease and starvation, fear of unknown, lack of adequate supplies
Accomplishments of exploration Exchanged goods and ideas, improved tools and ships, claimed territories
Francisco Coronado Spanish explorer; claimed Southwest US
John Cabot English explorer; claimed eastern Canada
Samuel de Champlain French explorer; established the French settlement of Quebec
Robert La Salle French explorer; Claimed the Mississippi River Valley
Portuguese Made voyages of discovery along the coast of West Africa
Areas of cooperation Technologies, Trade, and Crops
Areas of conflict Land, competition for trade, differences in culture, differences in language, disease
Cultural Interactions between the English and First Americans Established settlements and claimed ownership of land, learned farming techniques, and traded
Cultural Interactions between the French and First Americans Established trading posts and spread the Christian religion
Cultural Interactions between the Spanish and the First Americans Conquered and enslaved American Indians, Brought Christianity to the New World, Brought Eurpean Diseases
Three countries that controlled trade in West Africa Ghana, Mali, and Songhai
What did the Portuguese trade in exchange for gold? Metals, cloth, and manufactured goods
Created by: calight