The Age of Exploration

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During which centuries did the Age of Exploration take place?

15th and 16th centuries

What was one of the biggest reasons for exploration during the Age of Exploration?

To discover new trade routes for spices and silk

Which nation was the first to conduct journeys associated with the Age of Exploration?

Portugal

Who made the first journey to the New World in 1492?

Christopher Columbus

Which country established the first permanent colony in North America at Jamestown, Va. in 1607?

England

Who mapped the island of Manhattan first in 1609?

Henry Hudson

Which explorer attempted circumnavigation of the globe?

Ferdinand Magellan

Study Notes

Age of Exploration Timeline

  • The Age of Exploration took place from the 15th to the 17th century

Reasons for Exploration

  • One of the biggest reasons for exploration during the Age of Exploration was the desire to establish new trade routes and access new resources

Portugal's Role

  • Portugal was the first nation to conduct journeys associated with the Age of Exploration

Christopher Columbus's Journey

  • Christopher Columbus made the first journey to the New World in 1492

English Colonization

  • England established the first permanent colony in North America at Jamestown, Virginia in 1607

Henry Hudson's Exploration

  • Henry Hudson mapped the island of Manhattan in 1609

Ferdinand Magellan's Expedition

  • Ferdinand Magellan attempted to circumnavigate the globe during the Age of Exploration

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