Why did the merchants want to go to the east so badly? – The merchants wanted to the east so badly so that they could trade with the people from the Indies for spices and other goods to make their country rich in spices and other things for their country . Why couldn’t traders take the land route anymore ? The traders couldn’t take the land route anymore because the Turks from Turkey no longer let them thru to the east by land so they had to find another route to the east and the Indies to trade with them . Share information about the experience of the to explorers you studied . Some information about my explorers is that they traveled together on the same journey / voyage . My explorers were Ferdinand Magellan and Vasco de Balboa . What kind of items did sailors bring with them on their expeditions . My explorers brought wine , vinegar , dried fish , water barrels , boxes of cookies , and piles of sailing rope and replacement sails and other stuff for replacing if things break , on their voyage . How did expeditions benefit the King or Queen’s countries ? It benefited the King or Queens countries because if they find land the country could claim it and expand their country and own more land and if they don’t find more land and reach the Indies than they found a new water route to the Indies . Describe the importance of teamwork during a group project . It’s important that you work together as a group because then you can get more done, you can have more ideas, and if you work together as a group you get it done faster and its more fun when you do it with someone else or as a group .