ottoman empire.pdf - The Ottoman Empire blocked off the route to Asia so many explorers attempted to find another route and one explorer named

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The Ottoman Empire blocked off the route to Asia, so, many explorers attempted to find another route, and one explorer named Christopher Columbus found America instead. A colony is an area taken over by a foreign power for economic reasons. People started to colonize for, as the beginning of the paragraph said, economic reasons. Europe, or more specifically, Spain, France, and England started to colonize America and Canada for money and to become more powerful. This is why people started to colonize in the 1500s. Firstly, Spain was introduced to America because of a man named Christopher Columbus. He accidentally "founded" America. He was attempting to find an alternative route to India following the Atlantic Ocean and stumbled across America instead. The Spanish started to colonize because of the natural resources America had, also, they were trying to find the Seven Cities, a legend told by both the Indians and Europeans, where the cities were so rich that the streets were decorated in gold. They were convinced it was somewhere in North America because it
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