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Quiz #2 Facts - Explorers

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Drake
This English privateer explored the western coast of North America and circumnavigated the globe.
Turks
Shut down the overland trade routes to the Far East.
Prince Henry
started a navigational school
De Gama
a Portuguese explorer sailed south from Portugal around the tip of Africa to India.
Columbus
sailed from Spain "discovered" the "New World" in 1492
Cabot
English explorer that discovered Newfoundland and Nova Scotia
Grand Banks
an area rich for fishing off the coast of Newfoundland
Amerigo Vespucci
The New World was named for ____________ by a German mapmaker when he drew a world map.
Ponce de Leon
Spanish explorer searched for the "Fountain of Youth" but instead found Florida.
Cortes
a ruthless cruel conquistador, conquered the Aztec of Mexico