CHAPTER 2 SECTION 3 Note Taking Study Guide, p. 49 European

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European Exploration Reasons to Explore
 Control trade
 Gain direct access to Asia
 Gain wealth
Portugal Leads
 Rounds southern tip of Africa
 Finds a sea route to India
 Creates a vast trading empire
Columbus Sails West
 Finds route to previously unknown continents
 Trading and exploration rights divided between Portugal and Spain
 Spurs other nations to explore
On-Level Summary (p. 46
Reading Check It was a line set by the pope, which divided the non-European
world between the Spanish and the Portuguese.
Vocabulary Strategy Authority means "the power to give commands and
enforce obedience." Reading Skill Cause: Europeans wanted to gain direct access
to Asia's trade goods. Effect: Students should identify any two of the following:
Portuguese explorers made it around the southern tip of Africa, the Cape of Good
Hope. Following the same route, Vasco da Gama was able to cross the Indian
Ocean to reach the spice port of Calicut. The Portuguese created a vast trading
empire by seizing ports around the Indian Ocean.
Review Questions
1. They wanted to find a direct route to Asian trade goods.
2. He believed that Africa was the source of the riches the Muslim traders
controlled. He also hoped to find an easier way to reach Asia by sailing down its
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Effects of European Exploration on Africa
European Footholds
 Portuguese establish forts and trading posts.
 Portuguese attack coastal cities of East Africa.
Portuguese expel the Arabs and take over East African trade network.
Slave Trade
 European involvement encourages broader Atlantic slave trade.
 Europeans rely on African rulers and traders to seize captives and bring them to
trading posts and forts.
 Some African leaders, such as Affonso I, try to stop the slave trade.
New African States
 Asante kingdom emerges in the area of present-day Ghana.
 Oyo empire arises from successive waves of settlement by Yoruba people.
Summary p. 48
Reading Check They bought slaves for cheap labor on their plantations.
Vocabulary Strategy Unified means "combined into one."
Reading Skill Some small African states disappeared forever because of the loss
of countless numbers of young Africans. At the same time, there arose new states
whose way of life depended on the slave trade.
Review Questions
1. They built small forts and trading posts.
2. the Dutch; Boer farmers
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European Exploration in South and Southeast Asia
 Builds a rim of trading outposts and controls spice trade between Europe and
 Makes efforts to convert people to Christianity
 Establishes Cape Town and gains a secure foothold in region
 Forms the powerful Dutch East India Company
 Takes over the Philippines, a key link to its empire
Converts the Filipinos to Christianity
 Establishes the British East India Company
 Drives the French from India and dominates there
Summary p. 50
Reading Check It was a Dutch trading company founded in 1602 by a group of
wealthy Dutch merchants; it had sovereign powers and helped the Netherlands
dominate trade in Asia.
Vocabulary Strategy Strategic means "important to carrying out a plan of
Reading Skill The Mughal empire was larger, richer, and more powerful than
any kingdom in Europe, so Mughal emperors saw no threat in granting trading
rights to Europeans. As the empire weakened, however, the European traders
fought for power, resulting in the British East India Company's domination of
most of India.
Review Questions
1. They first gained footholds in southern India by making promises of aid to
local princes. Then they seized Goa and Malacca. With military and merchant
outposts in these distant areas, they built their trading empire and controlled the spice
2. The strategic settlement of Cape Town gave the Dutch a secure foothold in the
region. But the formation of the Dutch East India Company, with its full
sovereign powers, led to their dominating trade in the region.
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European Contacts in East Asia
 New crops from the Americas boost farm output.
 The Qing maintain the Ming policy of restricting foreign traders.
 Qianlong rejects diplomatic trade negotiations with Britain.
 Korea restricts contact with the outside world.
 Confucianism influences Koreans' view of merchants.
 Koreans imprison or kill shipwrecked Europeans.
 Japanese at first welcome Westerners and adopt Western firearms.
 Some Japanese adopt Christian faith.
 The Tokugawa shogunate expels foreign missionaries.
Summary p. 52
Reading Check the Manchus, who ruled Manchuria and started the Qing
dynasty Vocabulary Strategy Allegiance means "loyalty or devotion to a cause
or person."
Reading Skill In response to the invasions, the Koreans isolated themselves.
They excluded all foreigners except the Chinese and a few Japanese. Korea became
known in the West as the "Hermit Kingdom."
Review Questions
1. because the European textiles and metalwork that they had to offer in
exchange were inferior to Chinese products;
2. They were impressed with the brilliant Jesuit priest Matteo Ricci, and they
welcomed learning about Renaissance Europe.