-Portugal (King John) paid for his exploration. -He explored the coast of Africa -This was important because it paved the way to future exploration.
-Portugal paid for Vasco da Gama's voyage too. -Vasco da Gama did a long voyage that did a large arch around the cape of good hope to help sailors not get caught in storms. -He helped Portugal reach one of the life long goals which was to have a sea route that reaches Asia.
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-Portugal also payed for Pedro's voyage. -Pedro sent 13 ships to sail around the cape of good hope and messed up so he arrived in Brazil not Africa. -His voyage was important because he was one of the first arrive and explore South America
-The country that funded Columbus's first voyage was Spain. -His first exploration was in the Bahamas, then he explored Northern America. -This is important to us because he has a lot of credit by discovering America first.
-His voyage was funded by Spain. -He explored the coast of South America and noticed it is different then Asia. -He was important because he noticed that South America is not Asia and we the name America from him.
-His voyage was funded by Spain. -He was the first person to sail around the entire world by boat. -he was important because him and his crew were the first to know what the circumnavigate was.