Christopher Columbus wanted to reach Asia for its rumored riches.
Treaty of Tordasillas
Treaty that divided North America between Portugal and Spain. West was for Spain, East was for Portugal. Created by Pope Alexander VI.
First European to gaze over the Pacific ocean.
When monarch awarded the leaders of a conquest (conquistadors). Made colonists more dependent on the king. Created by the Spanish.
Richard Hakluyt, The Younger
Never saw America but publicized explorer's accounts of the New World. Made the central point of the book be the fact that England needed American colonies. The Principal Navigations, Voyages, and Discoveries for the English Nation.