To find new trade routes.
To claim land for their country.
To find religious freedom.
To look for long lost relatives.
There was no way to get there by land.
The Muslims prevented them from trading by land.
They wanted a new adventure.
Queen Isabella of Spain
French bulit New Orleans
Spanish built St. Augustine
English built Plymouth
Muslims gained control of the land route.
Rulers of China blocked the land routes.
Harsh weather made travel difficult.
Horses and camels were required on the land routes.
He sailed to the Spice Islands.
He started a school for sailors in Portugal.
He explored the coast of Brazil.
He sent people to establish colonies.
Sailed around the world.
Established an overland trade route with Asia.
Started the first school for sailors.
The American Indian
Ponce de Leon
That the earth was flat
That he could discover a new continent
That he could sail west to reach Asia
That he could invent a better compass
Travel to Asia
Sail around the world
Land in North America
Establish a colony in New York