Times changed dramatically during the early 1500s, European countries explored the sea for new economic opportunities.

They wanted to find a way to trade more efficiently with resource-rich Asian countries like China and India.

They established contact between European and American civilizations


European Exploration


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Up until the late 15th century, Europe and America did not know of each other's existence.

Times changed dramatically during the early 1500s, however. As European countries became more competitive as well as more wealthy, they explored the sea for new economic opportunities. Their grand objective was Asia. They wanted to find a way to trade more efficiently with resource-rich Asian countries like China and India.

During this period, Europeans finally discovered the continent of America. In one of the most critical events in world history, contact between European and American civilizations was established.


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