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Age of Exploration
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God, Gold, Glory
three motivating factors behind the European exploration and conquest, to spread Christianity through missionaries, to find new routes to the Spice trade, to gain fame in books, songs, and stories
the quality of being individual; served as a motivating factor for explorers to seek fame and glory by conquering far away lands.
Italian navigator who discovered the New World in the service of Spain while looking for a route to Asia
Spanish explorer and conquistador who led the conquest of Aztec Mexico in 1519-1521 for Spain.
Treaty of Tordesillas
Set the Line of Demarcation which was a boundary established in 1493 to define Spanish and Portuguese possessions in the Americas.
Line of Demarcation
A boundary established by Pope Alexander VI on in 1493 to define the spheres of Spanish and Portuguese possessions in the New World. Part of the Treaty of Tordesillas.
policy by which a nation sought to export more than it imported in order to build its supply of gold and silver by acquiring colonies for a mother country.
the country of origin of settlers or colonists in a place
gold or silver in bars or ingots, a mass of precious metal
earning more money from export sales than spending for imports
spending more money on imports than earning from exports
favorable balance of trade
the economic situation that results when a nation exports more than it imports
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