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European Explorers Vocabulary
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the name given by Europeans to North and South America, which were unknown to most Europeans before the voyages of Christopher Columbus
Age of Exploration
Time period during the 1400-1500's when Europeans searched for new sources of wealth and for easier trade routes to China and India. Resulted in the discovery of North and South America by the Europeans.
People who travel to new and unfamiliar places in order to learn what these places are like and describe them with words, pictures, and maps.
a reason for doing something; purpose
A person or group who provides resources and support for something (the exploration)
an effect of something (effect of the exploration)
A Spanish conqueror of the Americas; explored and claimed land for Spain
A water route (shortcut) from Europe to Asia through the Americas (was never found)
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