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Explorers, Exploration, Reasons for Exploration
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Hernado de Soto
sent by Spain to settle Florida and nearby lands. He was the first European to reach the Mississippi River.
French explorer who explored Canada along the St. Lawrence River and the King of France made a claim for much of Canada
An English explorer who was hired by the Dutch to search for a Northwest Passage. He reached New York Bay and explored along the river named after him.
Italian explorer who explored for England. He landed in Canada and found rich fishing areas.
Giovanni da Verrazano
Italian explorer who searched for a Northwest passage for and explored the east coast of North America including the New York Harbor.
Samuel de Champlain
French explorer who was sent to start a settlement along the St. Lawrence River and set up a fur trading post in what is now known as Quebec (Canada).
Portuguese navigator and his crew was the first to sail around the world.
Francisco Vasquez de Coronado
Spanish conquistador looking for the Seven Cities of Gold and failed to find them and ended up claiming much of Southwestern United States for Spain.
Juan Ponce de Leon
Spanish Explorer who was the first to reach present day United States while searching for the "Fountain of Youth". He claimed Florida for Spain
reached North America about 500 years before Columbus
sponsored Columbus's expedition across the Atlantic
Italian navigator who sailed west to find a more direct water route to Asia. He landed on the island of Hispaniola and explored many islands in the Caribbean.
Portuguese prince who started a school for sailors
was the "assumed" sailing route that connected the Atlantic Ocean to the Pacific Ocean through Canada.
when a ship's crew rebels against the captain
Application of science to help people including the Astrolabe and compass
People wanted to bring back spices and jewels that could not be found in their own country.
Many people explored to find faster and cheaper ways to get to foreign countries.
Some explorers went on pilgrimages to spread Christianity.
many people explored to claim new lands for their country and become National heroes
Some explorers wanted their name to go down in history.
Many people explored in order to find their fortune - GOLD!
people wondered who and what else was out there in the world.
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