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which of the factors involved in the drive to explore the New World was the most important and why? Explain your answer.

The primary drive was greed.  Explorers and the royalty who financed them hoped to benefit financially from conquering new lands, setting up new trade routes, and expanding their authority to new parts of the world.  Once one country (Spain) was seen as greatly expanding its wealth through control of western lands, all the other major European powers begin to get involved in their own exploration and colonization.

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Michael Troy


I can answer just about any question on early American History. My specialties are the American Revolution through the Civil War/Reconstruction. I also have greater expertise in matters relating to military, political or legal history.


I have lectured at George Washington University regarding the Civil War, as well as several elementary school Civil War demonstrations. I was also a member of a Civil War reenactment group for about 10 years.


J.D. University of Michigan B.A. George Washington University

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