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Chapter 5, Lesson 2: Portuguese and Spanish Exploration (pp. 109-115)

I. Portuguese Exploration

II. Early Spanish Exploration

    A. Christopher Columbus reached the West Indies in 1492.

    B. Other explorers followed Columbus and proved the lands he had visited were new to the Europeans.

III. The Search for Gold
    A. Hernan Cortés took over the Aztec capital and sent their riches back to Spain.

    B. Other Spanish explorers claimed land for Spain in the Americas.

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