European Exploration Study Guide
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What were the motivating forces for exploration?
Competitions for empire and belief in superiority of own culture
What were the obstacles to exploration?
Poor maps and navigational tools -Disease/Starvation
-Fear of unknown
-Lack of adequate supplies
What were the accomplishments of exploration?
-Exchanged goods and ideas
-Improved navigational tools and ships
What region was claimed by Francisco Coronado? What country did he explore for?
-Claimed southwest United States for Spain
What region was settled by Samuel de Chaplain? What country did he explore for?
-Established the French settlement of Quebec
What region was claimed by Robert La Salle? What country did he explore for?
-Claimed the Mississippi River Valley for France
What region was claimed by John Cabot? What country did he explore for?
-Explored eastern Canada for England
Where did Portugal make voyages of discovery?
-Along the coast of West Africa
How did the Spanish interact with American Indians?
-Conquered and enslaved American Indians -Brought Christianity to the New World
How did the French interact with American Indians?
-Established trading posts -Spread Christian religion
How did the English interact with American Indians?
-Established settlements and claimed ownership of land
-Learned farming techniques from American Indians
How did the American Indians interact with the Europeans?
- Taught farming techniques to European settlers
- Believed that land was to be used and shared but not owned
What were areas of cooperation in economic interactions between the European Explorers and the American Indians?
• Europeans brought weapons and metal farm tools.
What were areas of conflict between the European Explorers and the American Indians?
-Competition for trade -Differences in cultures -Disease
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