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The Age of Exploration
Explored shores of Newfoundland, Nova Scotia, and Labrador.
Sir Frances Drake
First Engligh explorer to sail to North America. He became a pirate when the spanish sank his ship.
Was the first explorer to realize he had found a New World and America is named after him.
Searched for a Northwest Passage.
Traveled St. Lawerence River
Samuel de Champlain
Established Quebec, explored the Great LAkes in 1608, and became friends with the Huron Indians.
Father Marquette and Louis Joliet
Explored Northern Mississippi River.
Discovered the mouth of the Mississippi River.
Is given credit for discovering the New World.
Ponce de Leon
Explored Florida in search of the Fountain Of Youth.
Explored American Southeast, Discovered the Mississippi River.
Set out to find cities of gold, but found Pueblo and Plains Indians instead.
Viking explorer who was the first white man to reach mainland Amercia.
Traveled to west Indies, made men want to travel there through his book.
Vasco Nunez de Balboa
Led expedition across Panama and found Pacific Ocean.
Commanded first globe circling voyage.
Conquored Aztecs in Mexico.