Age of Exploration

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Vasco de Gama (dates 1460-1524)

Country of Origin- Portugal

Motivation- Gold, Glory and God

Vasco de Gama

Explored Maritime route to the East found spices

His interaction with the natives wasn't friendly

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Sir Francis Drake (1577-1580)

Country of Origin- England

Motivation- Sent by Queen Elizabeth I to steal gold and riches from Spain.

Sir Francis Drake

Explored nothing new, sailed Magellan's route. He stole gold and silver.

His interaction with the natives was not significant.

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Jacques Cartier (1534)

Country of Origin- France

Motivation- He wanted to find a NW Passage to India and Asia.

Jacques Cartier

Explored the river and Atlantic Coast of Canada, found natural resources

His interaction with natives led to France laying claim to Canada.

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Christopher Columbus (1492)

Country of Origin- Italy

Motivation- Sailed westward to reach Asia.

Christopher Columbus

Explored the Panamas and found the new world.

His interactions with the natives weren't well.

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Hernan Cortes (1519)

Country of Origin- Spain

Motivation- Gold.

Hernan Cortes

Explored Mexico (Aztec Empire) and found gold.

His interactions with the natives: he killed them through warfare and disease.

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Francisco Pizarro (1513-1532)

Country of Origin- Spain

Motivation: Gold

Francisco Pizarro

Explored Peru (Incan Empire) and found gold and silver.

His interactions with the natives...

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Ferdinand Magellan (1519)

Country of Origin- Spain

Motivation- Glory.

Ferdinand Magellan

Explored Philippines, Western Sea route and Spice Islands and found route to the world.

His interaction was with....

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Prince Henry the Navigator (1420)

Country of Origin- Portugal

Motivation- Glory.

Prince Henry the Navigator

Explored the West Coast of Africa

His interactions with the natives were overwhelming.