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Age Of Exploration Questions and Answers (Q&A)

J. Emmerich, Web Content Writer
Answered: Jan 08, 2019
The Columbian Exchange is credited for the transfer of diseases from Europeans to Native Americans. Europeans and Native Americans suffered greatly from the diseases that were foreign to...Read More

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M. Krasinski, Content Writer
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The Columbian Exchange is one of the most important events to have happened in the modern history of the world. It marks one of the first exchanges of resources such as livestock, plants,...Read More

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M. Klose, Content Writer
Answered: Jan 08, 2019
Ferdinand Magellan was a Portuguese explorer, the leader of the first circumnavigation of the globe. On 27 April, 1521, the explorer was involved in the Battle of Mactan in Philippines with the...Read More

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F. Ray, Student
Answered: Jan 08, 2019
Before Europeans started searching for a sea route to the Orient, merchants from Europe took land routes to the Orient (Silk Road) for trade but around the 14 to 16th century, the empires...Read More

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M. Krasinski, Content Writer
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The Treaty of Tordesillas was a binding agreement between Portugal and Spain. On the 7th of June 1494, the governments of Spain and Portugal agreed the treaty of Tordesillas.
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F. Ray, Student
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Vasco de Gama was a Portuguese explorer; he is an important figure because he was the first to reach India by sailing around Africa. He sailed from Lisbon in 1497 with the aim to reach India and...Read More

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M. Klose, Content Writer
Answered: Jan 08, 2019
The Age of Exploration also known as the Age of Discovery started around the 15th century and extended into the 17th century. During this time, the Europeans travelled all around the world to...Read More

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M. Krasinski, Content Writer
Answered: Jan 08, 2019
During the Age of Exploration there was an improvement in ship design. Ships were created with stronger hulls and sleeker lines. The sails that were created were more wind efficient and they led...Read More

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J. Emmerich, Web Content Writer
Answered: Jan 08, 2019
The Spanish explorer Francisco Pizarro invaded the Incan Empire in 1532. The Inca had contact with Europeans and many died of European diseases. The empire was also weakened by the civil war...Read More

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M. Krasinski, Content Writer
Answered: Jan 08, 2019
The Columbian Exchange greatly affected almost all regions on earth. It had both positive and negative effects. The positive effects includes the introduction of new technology and the...Read More

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J. Emmerich, Web Content Writer
Answered: Jan 08, 2019
The quality of maps advanced greatly during the Age of Exploration especially in the 15th and 16th century. Maps were first printed using carved wooden blocks. Cartography developed further as...Read More

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F. Ray, Student
Answered: Jan 08, 2019
The major technologies invented during the Age of Exploration include:
Caravel: it is a ship with distinctive shape; it was invented by Portuguese explorers who explored the West African...Read More

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F. Ray, Student
Answered: Jan 08, 2019
The Columbus Exchange sometimes called The Great Exchange refers to the exchange of ideas, plants, livestock, diseases and technology between the Old world and the New World in the 15th and 16th...Read More

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F. Ray, Student
Answered: Jan 08, 2019
Portugal was the first nation to begin the process during the Age of Exploration. Portuguese began by exploring the Atlantic coast of Africa from 1418 under the sponsorship of Prince...Read More

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J. Emmerich, Web Content Writer
Answered: Jan 08, 2019
It took almost 60 years for the Spanish to subdue Native Americans and about 170 years to completely subdue the Yucatan. During this time, three separate epidemics took place and they had a great...Read More

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