What drove Elizabethans to explore the New World?

This lesson will explore what drove Elizabethans to explore the New World. It will examine the role of factors such as trade, the Triangular Trade, adventure and new technologies. It will also consider the motivations and consequences behind Francis Drake's circumnavigation of the globe in 1580.

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Intro quiz - Recap from previous lesson

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Q1.Which group in Elizabethan society were believed to be unable to work due to sickness, age or disability?

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Q2.Which group in Elizabethan society were also often known as the 'idle poor' who were physically able to work but they chose not to or simply could not be bothered?

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Q3.What had previously been an important source of poor relief but closed from the 1530s?

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Q4.What was the aim of the Statute of Artificers which was introduced by Elizabeth's government in 1563?

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Q5.What punishment might you face if you were found guilty of vagrancy for a second time under the vagrancy under the Vagabonds Act of 1572?

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Q6.What did the Justices of the Peace have to give the able-bodied poor under the Poor Relief Act of 1576?

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Q7.Where could the able-bodied poor be sent if they refused to find work under the Poor Relief Act of 1576?

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Q8.Which act brought all of the previous acts together so that there was one clear system for dealing with the poor?

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Q9.Who did the Act for the Relief of the Poor in 1601 state had the responsibility of collecting the poor rate in each parish?

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Q10.How long was the Act for the Relief of the Poor (1601) in place for?

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Quiz:

Intro quiz - Recap from previous lesson

Before we start this lesson, let’s see what you can remember from this topic. Here’s a quick quiz!

Q1.Which group in Elizabethan society were believed to be unable to work due to sickness, age or disability?

1/10

Q2.Which group in Elizabethan society were also often known as the 'idle poor' who were physically able to work but they chose not to or simply could not be bothered?

2/10

Q3.What had previously been an important source of poor relief but closed from the 1530s?

3/10

Q4.What was the aim of the Statute of Artificers which was introduced by Elizabeth's government in 1563?

4/10

Q5.What punishment might you face if you were found guilty of vagrancy for a second time under the vagrancy under the Vagabonds Act of 1572?

5/10

Q6.What did the Justices of the Peace have to give the able-bodied poor under the Poor Relief Act of 1576?

6/10

Q7.Where could the able-bodied poor be sent if they refused to find work under the Poor Relief Act of 1576?

7/10

Q8.Which act brought all of the previous acts together so that there was one clear system for dealing with the poor?

8/10

Q9.Who did the Act for the Relief of the Poor in 1601 state had the responsibility of collecting the poor rate in each parish?

9/10

Q10.How long was the Act for the Relief of the Poor (1601) in place for?

10/10

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What drove the Elizabethans to explore the New World?

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Q1.Which country had already become incredibly wealthy due to its involvement in the New World by the 16th century?

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Q2.Why was England's traditional trade in wool and cloth disrupted during Elizabeth's reign?

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Q3.Who made a series of voyages to West Africa in the 1560s which marked the beginning of England's involvement in the Triangular Trade?

3/10

Q4.What was the name given to the new type of ship that was developed in the 16th century?

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Q5.Who discovered a simpler way of using the sun to calculate the true sailing direction of a ship in 1584?

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Q6.Why did many young sailors embark on voyages of exploration in the 16th century?

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Q7.Why did Francis Drake land at a bay off California during his circumnavigation of the Globe in 1579?

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Q8.Who claimed Nova Albion in 1579 in England's name?

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Q9.How did Elizabeth I respond to Francis Drake's circumnavigation of the globe in 1580?

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Q10.How did King Philip II of Spain feel about Francis Drake's circumnavigation of the globe?

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Quiz:

What drove the Elizabethans to explore the New World?

You should complete this quiz after completing the lesson 'What drove the Elizabethans to explore the New World?'

Q1.Which country had already become incredibly wealthy due to its involvement in the New World by the 16th century?

1/10

Q2.Why was England's traditional trade in wool and cloth disrupted during Elizabeth's reign?

2/10

Q3.Who made a series of voyages to West Africa in the 1560s which marked the beginning of England's involvement in the Triangular Trade?

3/10

Q4.What was the name given to the new type of ship that was developed in the 16th century?

4/10

Q5.Who discovered a simpler way of using the sun to calculate the true sailing direction of a ship in 1584?

5/10

Q6.Why did many young sailors embark on voyages of exploration in the 16th century?

6/10

Q7.Why did Francis Drake land at a bay off California during his circumnavigation of the Globe in 1579?

7/10

Q8.Who claimed Nova Albion in 1579 in England's name?

8/10

Q9.How did Elizabeth I respond to Francis Drake's circumnavigation of the globe in 1580?

9/10

Q10.How did King Philip II of Spain feel about Francis Drake's circumnavigation of the globe?

10/10

Lesson summary: What drove Elizabethans to explore the New World?

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