Age of European Exploration and Conquest

Analyze the age of European exploration and conquest.

Compare and contrast the four major European nations that engaged in exploration and colonization during the 15th and 16th centuries. Identify and incorporate at least one outside source to support your discussion. Identify and discuss the factors leading to the Age of European Exploration and Conquest during the fifteenth and sixteenth centuries, and discuss how any two of the following nations-the Portuguese, Spanish, English, or French- differed in terms of their motivations for exploration and their settlement patterns.