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Chapter 5 Review
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Who organized an expedition to the New World after he heard stories told by Cabeza de Vaca?
Antonio de Mendoza
Who did Mendoza send to lead an expedition to the New World?
Who was Cabeza de Vaca?
He was a Spanish explorer who was part of an expedition of the first Europeans to enter Texas.
What did Cabeza de Vaca say about his expedition to Texas and what happened after he told his stories?
He told adventurous stories about rich cities of gold and wealth. This drove many explorers to Texas.
Why was Coronado sent to Texas?
To find cities made of gold and riches.
Coronado returned home with no gold, but what did he find out about Texas?
He discovered that Texas had good soil for farming.
What state did La Salle name for France?
During his second trip, La Salle became lost and landed near present day Corpus Christi. What did he establish there?
Fort St. Louis
After Fort St. Louis failed, the French never really settled in Texas again. What did the French successfully establish in Texas?
A strong trading relationship with the Native Americans and sometimes the Spanish.
How did the French Exploration of East Texas affect the Spanish?
The Spanish did not want the French to take any parts of what they considered New Spain.
What did the Spanish do after the French Exploration of Texas?
The Spanish shifted their focus on exploring and settling in East Texas.
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