The three main reasons for european exploration of the north american continent were finding an alternate passageway to china and the eastern trade markets, the exploitation of labor and resources in the new world and spreading european-style civilization in addition to building colonial empires in. The native american societies of north america were no different they had diverse cultures and languages, much like europe when the british staked their claim to the east coast of the modern united states, they could not have dreamed of the complexity of the peoples they were soon to encounter. Before the arrival of european traders and explorers, its inhabitants—speakers of siouan, algonquian, caddoan, uto-aztecan and athabaskan languages—were relatively settled hunters and farmers. This lesson is about the early exploration of north america we'll take a look at the many explorers who helped discover, map and colonize the new world. The story of north american exploration spans an entire millennium andinvolves a wide array of european powers and uniquely american characters it began with the vikings’ brief stint in.
European exploration oklahoma lay on the northern fringe of spanish exploration of north america, which took place in the 1500s and 1600s, and on the western fringe of french exploration, which took place in the 1600s and 1700s it took a generation or more for european explorers to visit the interior of north america for the first. Causes and effects of european exploration in america nick pellicano, abigail duclos, isabelle martin, blake martin some basic effects of europeans coming to north america are that the native americans caught new diseases which included smallpox, influenza, measles, and chicken pox. As you watch explorers in north america, take notes on mr cuddi's instructional strategies, particularly the way he uses essential questions write down what you find interesting, surprising, or especially important about the teaching and learning in this lesson let's take a second look at mr. The age of exploration in north america began in 1492 with the journey of christopher columbus it started with a desire to find another way to the east where the europeans had created a lucrative trade route however, once the explorers realized they had discovered a new continent, their countries.
European explorers came to the new world o f north america in the 1500s before that time, the continent was an unknown place to them before that time, the continent was an unknown place to them these adventurers saw it as an entirely new land, with animals and plants to discover. What impact did the european exploration of north america have on the people of europe trading posts were established in north america europeans traded for fish, otter skins, whale oil, and beaver and fox furs. Europe was a patriarchal society, while the majority of native american societies were matriarchal europeans contacted male natives more, which upset the balance of power in tribes women became the protectors of traditional culture, which sanctioned their authority, but were often sabotaged by the lust for european goods.
Explain colonization explain the economic reasons for the exploration and colonization of north america by europeans explain the religious reasons for the exploration and colonization of north america by europeans explain how competition for control of territory and resources in north america led to conflicts among colonizing powers. Italian explorer who led the english expedition in 1497 that discovered the mainland of north america and explored the coast from nova scotia to newfoundland (ca 1450-1498) francis drake english explorer and admiral who was the first englishman to circumnavigate the globe and who helped to defeat the spanish armada (1540-1596. Spanish and dutch in north america washington, dc: smithsonian books, 2003 this is a great overview that includes discussions on issues such as settlement systems, material culture, socio. Explorers of south america cook, james james cook (october 27, 1728- february 14, 1779) was a british explorer and astronomer who went on many expeditions to the pacific ocean, antarctic, arctic, and around the world.
European countries began to send more explorers to search for riches and claim territory for their respective countries the quest for more territory quickly became a competition in north america. Norton/write visit our companion site, american passages produced in conjunction with oregon public broadcasting, this rich site includes an archive featuring over 3,000 images, audio clips, presentation software, and more. The search for a northwest passage to asia and the burgeoning fur trade in europe drove the french to explore and settle north america major french exploration of north america began under the rule of francis i. European exploration in north america - ss4h2 the student will describe european exploration in north america a a describe the reasons for, obstacles to, and accomplishments of the spanish, french, and | powerpoint ppt presentation | free to view.
Although the french established only a few lasting colonies, they explored deeper into the interior of the north american continent than any other european explorers of the time. For the native peoples of north america, contact with europeans was less dramatic than that experienced by the aztec and inca empires upon the arrival of the spanish conquistadors nonetheless, spanish explorers attempting to penetrate into what would become the united states left three major. European exploration in north america study these early explorers of north america study play john cabot english explorer who claimed newfoundland for england while looking for northwest passage vasco nunez balboa spanish explorer who became the first european to see the pacific ocean in 1510 while exploring panama. European competition in north america the spanish and native americans beginnings of slavery in americas european exploration of the americas, 1492–1700 next section 1 spain claims an empire spain claimed a large empire in the americas spain and portugal compete.