Three changes that happened during the Renaissance Period.
1. Improvements in science and technology
2. People became eager to explore new lands
3. Interest in thought, learning, art, and science
Traveled to and explored China, The Indies, Burma, India, and SW Asia. Wrote a book about his travels.
What effect did Marco Polo's travels have on Europeans?
They became interested in the lands that Marco Polo had visited and they wanted to buy goods like silk and spices.
One of the first Europeans to explore the southern tip of Africa and found the "Cape of Good Hope" at the southern tip of Africa.
One of the first Europeans to explore around the Cape of Good Hope and he sailed all the way to India. He brought back silk and spices to Europe.
He believed that he could reach Asia by sailing west. He sailed west and thought he found Asia, but it was really the western coast of the Americas.
Sailed west after Columbus and Caboto and realized that they had found a new, unknown continent.
Sailed around the world and proved that it was possible to sail to Asia by sailing west.
Sequence of events that led to Verranzo to look for the Northwest passage
The French king, Francis the First, gave Verranzo ships, sailors and supplies to look for a Northwest passage . He failed to find one.
What stopped Cartier from searching for the water route through the North American continent?
Water rapids on the Saint Lawrence River forced him to turn back.