Sugar represented the most important food product that Europeans discovered in the Americas. Student ResponseCorrect AnswerA. TrueB. False Score:1/1 18. When Portuguese ship captains reached the west coast of Africa, they tapped into a slave-trading network that had existed for generations. Student ResponseCorrect AnswerA. TrueB. False Score:1/1 19. England began to take greater interest in overseas exploration as a result of all of the following EXCEPT Student ResponseCorrect AnswerA. woolen merchants who wanted new markets.B. economic depression that made people look for new opportunities.C. commercial success in Scandinavia, India and the Middle East that raised hope for other market expansion.D. improved ships that sailed faster and carried more cargo than before.