European Exploration Project

The Netherlands

Famous Explores

Henry Hudson was a European explorer hired by the East India Trade Company. He discovered the Hudson River, where the Dutch colonized North America.
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Reasons for Political Exploration

The reason for political exploration is gaining power in North America, they had a series of campaigns against the Native Americans in the lower Hudson River that ended up killing a lot of the Native Americans in the area.

Reasons for Social Exploration

The reason for social exploration is expanding their territory, the Dutch bought Manhattan Island from the Native Americans for 60 guilders (Netherlands currency).

Reasons for Economic Exploration

The reason for economic exploration is trade, the Dutch didn't take much of an interest in agriculture so they had to rely on trade.
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