Portugal

AGE OF EXPLORATION

Pros and Cons of Portuguese Exploration

Pros:

  • new land
  • new sea routes
  • made better maps of the world
  • able to trade spices and jewels with India
  • became richer because of Indian trade

Cons:

  • enslaved Africans and didn't respect the native
  • only cared about gold and spices
  • as a result culture was ignored
  • explorers attacked towns and killed Muslims
  • made Brazilians suffer so they would change their religion to Christianity

Portugals Explorations

Portugal explored into the Cape of Good Hope, the eastern side of Africa, and the Indian Ocean into India.

Explorers

Map of Portugal In The 1500's

religion

97% of Portuguese are Roman Catholic. Explorers were dedicated to Catholicism and were harsh to people who weren't. Many times the would be harsh to people in the towns they explored to make them convert to Catholicism.