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Unit 3: Explorers

Unit 3 Explorers Flashcards
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Columbus
landed in the Caribbean in 1492; credited with beginning the Columbian Exchange
Leif Erikson
Viking who was the first European in the Americas
Vespucci
"America" was named after him
Cortes
conquered the Aztec Empire
Pizarro
conquered the Inca Empire
Balboa
first European to see the Pacific Ocean
Leon
discovered Florida
Coronado
explored the Southwestern United States
de Soto
explored the Southeastern United States
Magellan
crew was first to circumnavigate the earth
Champlain
gave the French influence in the region of Quebec
Marquette and Joliet
took the Mississippi River downstream
La Salle
claimed the Mississippi Valley for France
Cabot
helped convince Europe that the new land was not Asia
Hudson
a bay and a river are named after him
circumnavigate
to travel around
conquistadors
soldier-adventurers from Spain
mercantilism
the idea that colonies exist only to make the home country wealthy and powerful
Columbian Exchange
a transfer of people, products, and ideas between the Eastern and Western hemispheres