May I please have ships to sail to India from anther route?
How Christopher Columbus came to America
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Europeans thought they were in India, when they landed in America. Europeans soon realized they were not in India, they thought they discovered new land. However, you can't discover a place if people already live there.
Landed in America
We made it! We're in India!
Countries to Claim the Most Land
Who are they?
The Three G's
Why did you come here?
Gold: The money we expected to make
The Three G's!
Glory: Our kings and queens want bragging rights for claiming land, to show power.
Why the English came to America
The English came to America mainly for the three G's. They wanted to practice religion freely and in peace. They also wanted to have more land to themselves
More people came to America, and Natives weren't used to it. The three countries to claim the most land were England, Spain, and Portugal.
The Trade Triangle
The Triangle Trade was England, Africa, and North America trading goods across the Atlantic Ocean. Everyone had some sort of profit from it, but England profited the most. Africa was harmed the most because their people were sold as slaves.
God: For religious freedom, we were also hoping to convert Natives to Christianity.