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age of discovery: 1450-1650
Motives for Exploration: The 3 G's-"God, Glory, or Gold"
Prince Henry the Navigator: of Portugal made yearly trips to West Africa, sends gold back to Portugal; he paid for other voyages of exploration .
Christopher Columbus : sails west to find a new sea route to Asia. Columbus believes he is the West Indies Discovers the New World.
Effects of his discovery - native population wiped out by European diseases like smallpox causes the importation of slaves from Africa.
Ferdinand Magellan: 1st explorer to "circumnavigate" (sail around) the world .
Columbian Exchange- exchange of plants & diseases between the Americas and Europe result of European exploration of the New World .
triangular slave trade- the transatlantic slave trade, that operated from the late 16th to early 19th centuries, carrying slaves, cash crops, and manufactured goods between West Africa, Caribbean or American colonies and the European colonial powers .
The Middle Passage: (Part of the triangular slave trade) its the journey across the Atlantic Ocean from Africa to the Americas made by slave ships. Many Africans died during the voyage .
conquistadors- name for Spanish conquerors/explorers .
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