what was the main goal of European explorers in the 1500s?
me thinks it was to find land for england
During the 1500's Spain and Portugal were the two big countries exploring The New World ( Now North and South America). Important Explorers include Christopher Columbous, Vasco de Gama, Franscisco Vasquez There are three main reasons for their exploration it is reffered to as the 3G's, which are Gold, God, and Glory. Gold refering to money and any treasure that could be found. God refering to the Missionaries that went and converted many Natives to Christians. Glory refering to any fame that could be obtained by the explorers. Another reason is in search for land. This encouraged Imperialsim throughout the New World which was practiced by many European Nations ~ I Hoped This Helped