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Chapter 5, Lesson 1: Europe in the Age of Exploration (pp. 104-108)

I. How Europeans Saw the World

II. Reasons for Exploration

    A. Europeans wanted to trade with Asia for goods and spices.

    B. Europeans wanted to spread the word of Christianity.

III. Technological Developments
    A. New ships allowed sailors to make long voyages.

    B. Sailors used a cross-staff and compass to navigate.

    C. Explorers could carry powerful weapons like cannons on board.

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