exploration!! midterm

Columbian Exchange

the widespread transfer of plants, animals, culture, human populations, technology, and ideas between the Americas, West Africa, and the Old World in the 15th and 16th centuries.

Impacts of the Columbian Exchange

Spread disease, geographic science developments.

Trans-Atlantic Slave Trade

segment of the global slave trade that transported between 10 million and 12 million enslaved Africans across the Atlantic Ocean to the Americas from the 16th to the 19th century.

Results of colonization

The native american population was decimated, they were enslaved, stripped of their religion language and identity.

How was the new world found?

Christopher Columbus stumbles upon it when he was trying to find a route from Spain to the spice islands in the indies.

Motivation for exploration

money and gold. Easier to get to trade outposts. New cheaper land. New crops. Slave bachlorettes for eligible guys :/

What is Mercantilism?

The economic theory that, trade generates wealth and is stimulated by the accumulation of profitable balances, which a government should encourage by means of protectionism.

When the British were colonizing the Americas, what did the Americans do with their harvest?

They sent it off to britain becuase britian owned the terrioty, and Britain ended up making all the money.

How did Spain keep control of the new world?

Spain divided the land into sections. Each section could ONLY trade with Spain. Each section is ruled only by spainish people, and spain always controlls who that position belongs to. That was a great oppertunity and spain could always threaten the revoki

Spain's economic system during exploration



Attempt by one country to establish settlements and to impose its political, economic, and cultural principles in another territory.

Vasco da Gama

Portuguese explorer. In 1497-1498 he led the first naval expedition from Europe to sail to India, opening an important commercial sea route.


Italian navigator who discovered the New World in the service of Spain while looking for a route to China (1451-1506)

Europe in asia vs europe in americas: differences

-The Portuguese did not enslave the people of Malaaca. But the europeans enslaved the people of america so bad that they were nearly erradicated
-Motives. Portuguese came for spices and a new trade route. But the new world was for "God, Gold, Glory