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was the Aztec leader when Europeans came to Mexico

Hernando Cortes

was the Spanish conquistador who conquered the Aztecs

Francisco Pizarro

was the Spanish conquistador who ordered his soldiers to kill the Inca emperor


was the leader of the Incas killed by the Spanish

Juan Ponce de Leon

was the Spanish explorer who looked for the fountain of youth and named present day Florida

Francisco Vasquez de Coronado

was the Spanish explorer who heard stories about the Seven Cities of Gold and set out to find them

Hernando de Soto

was the explorer who claimed for Spain all of what is today the southeastern United States and battled with Chief Tuscaloosa.


were people who came to the Americas to convert native people to Christianity


were people who came to America against their will and forced to work for the colonists

Jacques Cartier

was an explorer who looked for the Northwest Passage

Samuel de Champlain

was the explorer who founded Quebec and Montreal

Sir Walter Raleigh

was the European who founded the colony of Roanoke Island that soon disappeared

Native Americans

died from hunger, overwork, and diseases after being enslaved by the Spanish


was an Indian who taught the Pilgrims how to fish and plant crops that would do well

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