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NORSEMEN DISCOVER NEW WORLD? Norsemen from Denmark discover Greenland around 1000 AD and establish colony there Leif Ericson, son of ruler of Greenland, lands at Newfoundland in 1001 Spends winter there and then returns to Greenland
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NORSEMEN TRY AGAIN Around 1010-1015, another group of Norsemen from Iceland returned to Newfoundland Named in Vinland Tried to establish permanent colony there Lasted two years Forced to leave because of Indian raids
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CHRISTOPHER COLUMBUS Born in Genoa, Italy in 1451 Began career as sailor at age of 20 Moved to Portugal at age 27 One of the most progressive kingdoms in Europe at the time
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INTERNATIONAL TRADE Europe was undergoing a cultural and commercial revival, mainly based on expansion of international trade with Middle and Far East Trade was monopolized by Arab middlemen Send caravans to India and China to obtain spices, drugs, and jewels Then sold then at tremendously marked up prices to European merchants European merchants still made big profits but realized that they could make far more if they could deal with sources of supply directly
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PORTUGAL TAKES THE LEAD I Financed and supported by men such as Prince Henry the Navigator, Portuguese explorers began to look for an all sea route to the “Indies” And thereby bypass Arab merchants who monopolized land routes to Asia
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PORTUGAL TAKES THE LEAD II By the time Columbus moved to Portugal, Portuguese explorers had traveled far along the coast of Africa Established trading posts along the way But had not yet made it to India
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A DIFFERENT PLAN Columbus came up with his own plan to reach Asia Instead of sailing around
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This note was uploaded on 01/16/2012 for the course HIST 201 taught by Professor Dr.christopherguthrie during the Fall '10 term at Tarleton.

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