What three ideas did Columbus have that made him want to explore?
1. Earth was round
2. Believed he could sail west across the atlantic to reach Asia
3. The earth was small
Why did Columbus name the native Americans "Indians"?
He believed he was in the East Indies
Where did Columbus set up a colony?
On the island of Hispaniola
Who was the first Spaniard to explore lands that are now part of the United States?
Juan Ponce de Leon
A group of people who settle in a distant land but remain politlically connected to their homeland
How did Florida get its name?
Ponce de Leon named it for the beautiful flowers and the Spanish Easter season means "season of flowers"
To leave behind or give up on