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Chapter 17, Lesson 3: European Expansion (pp. 464-470)

I. Growth of the Portuguese Empire

II. Expansion of the Spanish Empire

    A. In 1492, Columbus claimed islands in the Americas for the Spanish.

    B. By 1550, Spain controlled vast lands in the Americas.

    C. The Spanish and Portuguese both set up colonies to get raw materials and develop new markets for their products.

III. Dutch, English, and French Competition
    A. In the 1600s, the Dutch took control of many Portuguese colonies.

    B. The Dutch, English, and French founded large trading companies and established colonies in the Americas.

    C. The English and French fought in North America and in Europe.

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