What are some reasons people move?
How much of the world do you think Europeans knew about in the 1500s?
What are some things that made travelling difficult at this time?
◦ Expanding economies of European states Stimulated increased trade with markets in Asia European nations on the Atlantic wanted to
routes for trade
3 G’s: Gold , God & Glory ◦ Gold Demand for gold, spices, natural resources in Europe ◦ God Support for the diffusion of Christianity ◦ Glory Political & economic competition between European empires (want to be biggest & best)
◦ ◦ Innovations in navigational arts European & Islamic origins Ex. Compass, map-making ◦ ◦ Pioneering role of Prince Henry the Navigator Never explored himself Set up schools for & sponsored navigation
= spread of ideas ◦ Migration of colonists to new lands Colony – settlement of people outside their homeland; linked with parent country by trade & government control ◦ Influence of Catholics & Protestants Carried their faith, language & culture to new lands ◦ Conversion of indigenous peoples Indigenous – native population