Pope Urban the II calls for the CrusadesThe Muslims invaded the Holy Land and the Pope created the Crusades to take it back, and they learned about new goods.
The Shift of The CrusadesWhen Pope Urban the II called for Crusades, it helped people find new lands and inspired them to make small fairs to sell and trade and encouraged the people to go outside their borders.
Marco Polo's Starting JourneyWhen Polo accompanied his father and uncle to Asia, they faced many dangerous hazards like deserts, mountains, and oceans.
The travel back homeReturning with many new goods like jewels, silk, and porcelain, they left in a caravan with several hundred people, but only about 18 survived.
Captaining Ships and Writing BooksWhen Polo was captaining a galley-ship, he was captured and then met a writer from Pisa who inspired him to write about his travels to many places.
The Portuguese exploration for moneyWhen the Portuguese captured the Fortress of Ceuta, they thought it was the beginning of their global control of the market and new trading posts with gold.
The Portuguese discovering new landsIn the new discovery of the Madiera Islands, the Portuguese were going further towards global domination and Prince Henry was encouraged to explore further south along the coast of Africa, leading to the voyage in 1434 discovering the Cape Verde Islands.
New voyages and ways of travelThe discovery of the Azores Islands was pushing Prine Henry to navigate further south along the coast of Africa, but exploration was very limited at the time, and so was the knowledge on most sea travel, meaning that it was dangerous to go far offshore.