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Motivating Forces For Exploration
1. economic - gold and natural resources
2. spread of Christianity
Obstacles to Exploration
1. poor maps and navigational tools
3. lack of adequate supplies
Accomplishments of Exploration
1. improved navagational tools and ships
2. exchanged goods and ideas
3. land ownership
For what did the West African empires trade their gold?
metal, cloth and manufactured European goods
How did Ghana, Mali, and Songhai become powerful between 300 and 1600 AD?
They controlled West African trade
Where were the empires of Ghana, Mali and Songhai located?
south of the Sahara Desert, near the Niger River
How did the American Indians help the English with their settlements?
taught them new farming techniques
What is the belief in cultural superiority?
believing your own culture is better than any other culture
Who explored land for France and claimed land for this country?
Robert LaSalle and Samuel de Champlain
How did John Cabot interact with the American Indians?
traded, learned farming, claimed land and settled land
How did Francisco Coronado interact with the American Indians?
conquered and enslaved, brought Christianity and brought disease
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