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    European Exploration Motivations: Gold, God, and Glory Throughout the 15th and 16th centuries, European exploration and expansion thrived. Portugal led the way in this movement of exploration with their development of efficiently built ships known as caravels, seafaring devices such as compasses and astrolabes, and cutting-edge naval academies. Various European countries, including Spain, England, France, etc., followed Portugal’s example by utilizing their progressive naval technology. These technological

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    the first phase of European exploration. Members of the noble or merchant class typically funded these early expeditions. Over time, as it became clear that global exploration was extremely profitable, European states took on a primary role. The next phase of exploration involved voyages taken in the name of a particular empire and monarch (e.g., France or Spain). The Iberian empires of Spain and Portugal were some of the earliest states to embark on new voyages of exploration. In addition to seeking

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    European exploration of the New World led to many social effects. To start with, the Europeans brought with them many germs and diseases that decimated many societies in the Americas. The diseases, such as the smallpox, led to the deaths of many indigenous people and the demographic collapse of many Native American societies. The Europeans also brought plants and animals over to the Americas. The plants that were grown reflected a distinct European diet and the horses in the North American West were

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    According to the reading, some of the factors that could have led the early European explorers to explore overseas could have been to increase in power. I believe, this because the reading mentions that the Europeans knew that there were lands to their west. And as the reading mentions, the increase in trade especially with Asia and the African civilizations. It mentions that the rising volume of trade between Europe and North Africa. The increase of trade brought different ideas to different parts

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    Europe’s Age of Exploration and Discovery began around 1453 when the Ottoman Turks conquered Constantinople, which resulted in the fall of the Byzantine Empire. This conquest cut off most European access to this area, severely limiting trade with the Middle East, especially China and India. Furthermore, Venice and the Ottoman Empire established a monopoly over trade, which irritated Europe and sparked their desire to reconnect with the East and restore direct trade relations with Asia. Europe’s desire

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    European exploration occurred when the Europeans started traveling to other countries in search for many things that were outside of Europe. There were good and bad impacts that the Europeans had on the New World. As a result of European explorations, disease was spread throughout Native American tribes, Europeans wanted to expand their colonies, and other cultures were enslaved because of European exploration. Diseases began to spread in the Native American tribes of the New World as Europeans

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    The time period Europeans started to develop officially began in the 15th century and lasted through the 16th century. This period of time symbolizes the time of exploration when Europeans started to explore around the world by land in search of new trading routes, wealth, and knowledge. Many nations were in search of goods, however, the spark for exploration was the curiosity of the new routes for spice and silk exchanges. The impact of the Europeans development would affect the society permanently

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    The effects of European exploration were mostly positive. The exploration led to cultural diffusion, the Colombian exchange, and the modernization of goods as well as cities. The end of isolation from Europe and Asia brought a new beginning to the Americas. As the Natives perished under the wrath of the Europeans, the European empire grew rich from enslavement. Although this caused great disdain until the 1960s (and even still a little today), the effects of European exploration changed the world

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    European Exploration The fifteenth and sixteenth centuries were a period of exploration and expansion for the powerful european monarchies, this change and the reasons for it affected european and american society's. A nation had to be well established and strong before it could explore and expand outward, this means that the europeans had to make changes themselves. Many christian european orders wanted to spread the christian religion to the native americans of the new world and also made

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    The European Exploration was a time where Europeans explored new places, bringing new ideas to Europe. These explorations were a major factor in taking Europe from a “Dark Age” to a Renaissance. There are many causes that led to these great accomplishments, and the Renaissance. There are 3 main causes for exploration; to avoid the Ottomans, convert people to Christianity, and to trade goods. When the Ottoman started to increase their empire, they took control of some European trade routes. As it

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