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Italian explorer who led the English expedition in 1497 that discovered the mainland of North America and explored the coast from Nova Scotia to Newfoundland
Sailed for the Dutch even though he was originally from England. He was looking for a northwest passage through North America, but discovered what is today the Hudson River
a sea route from the Atlantic to Pacific that passed through or around North America
Giovanni da Verrazano
Italian; sailed to North Carolina and Newfoundland in search of the Northwest Passage
French explorer who explored the St. Lawrence river and laid claim to the region for France (1491-1557)
Samuel de Champlain
French explorer; best known for discovering two of the Great Lakes and discovering Quebec
French missionary who accompanied Louis Joliet in exploring the upper Mississippi River valley; set up 2 missions along G. Lakes
French explorer (with Jacques Marquette) of the upper Mississippi River valley (1645-1700)
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