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Unformatted text preview: Sheet1 Page 1 Motives For Exploration Until the late 1400's, Europeans did not know the existence of the two American continents ( North and South America ). explorers, exploring the other side of the Atlantic was like exploring an entire different world, hence the name- the New W Christopher Columbus unknowingly discovered the new continent. His original motives for exploring was to find an easier instead, he discovered the New World. Thus of the new continent. Motives for the Spanish, French, and English explorers varied greatly, however, they were similar in of the Spanish explorers were acquisition of mineral wealth, spread of Christianity, search of El Dorado, search of Northw thrill of adventure. The treasures that Columbus brought back to Spain enticed many adventurous explorers and sent the silver. Missionary clergymen sought to serve God by converting the natives to Christianity. By 1634, the area of present-d was home to 30 Spanish missionaries, 44 missionary stations, and 30,000 Indian converts to Catholicism. Within a few de explorers became familiar with the northern coast of South America, the Pacific Ocean, the Atlantic shore of North Americ...
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This note was uploaded on 02/04/2011 for the course ENGL 1301 taught by Professor Chumchal during the Spring '08 term at Blinn College.
- Spring '08