The Explorer

By Mr. Milbury

In the late 1400's and early 1500's, Europeans were searching for a fast route to sail to Asia. They wanted to trade for spices, silk, and other exotic items. It normally took over a year to travel over land from Europe to Asia and back, and the trip was often very dangerous.

While searching for a quick way to Asia, they found America. Eventually, Magellan found the route around the globe from 1519 to 1522.

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