Consequences of the Age of Exploration

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Consequences of the Age of Exploration by Mind Map: Consequences of the Age of Exploration

1. Changes in European world view

1.1. Major changes

1.1.1. African coastline

1.1.2. New sea route to east

1.1.3. World much bigger

1.1.4. New continent

1.1.5. Pacific Ocean

1.1.6. World was definitely round

2. Impact on the Natives

2.1. Diseases

2.1.1. Smallpox

2.1.2. Flu

2.1.3. Measles

2.2. Poor treatment

2.2.1. Land taken

2.2.2. Sold as slaves

2.2.3. Forced to work

3. Growth of Slave Trade

3.1. Demand for workers in mines

3.1.1. Lots of natives died, used African slaves

3.1.2. Made fortunes for merchants

3.1.3. Abolished in 19th century

4. Empires in new lands

4.1. Conquistadors

4.1.1. Hernando Cortes and the Aztecs Religious ceremony

4.1.2. Francisco Pizarro and the Incas Room full of treasure

4.2. Spanish empire

4.2.1. Fleet of treasure every year

4.2.2. Council of the Indies

4.3. Other empires

4.3.1. English in North America

4.3.2. Dutch won spice islands

4.3.3. French controlled Canada

5. Goods exchanged between new world and Europe

5.1. To the new world

5.1.1. Wheat, cotton, sugar Plantations

5.1.2. Horses, pigs, cattle

5.1.3. Tea

5.2. To Europe

5.2.1. Coffee, chocolate, tobacco, pineapples, potato, turkeys, vanilla, corn

6. Conflicts between European powers

6.1. Treaty of Tordesillas

6.2. Other countries wanted some

6.3. English attacked Spanish

6.4. Dutch conquered many Portuguese

6.5. Wars between Dutch and English

6.6. French and English were rivals