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4th Grade European Explorers
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A viking sent by Iceland in 1000.He explored Greenland,Newfoundland, and Nova Scotia.He was the first European in North America.
He explored in the 1490s(1492),was sent by Spain,and explored the AtlanticOcean,Haiti,Cuba,Caribbean,San Salvador,and the Dominican Republic.He was famous for discovering the "New World".
He explored in 1497.He was sent by England and explored Newfoundland.He is famous for claiming all of North America for England.
He explored from 1499-1502 and was sent by Spain and Portugal.He explored the Coast of South America and the
Amazon River.He is famous for naming North and South America and realized there was a new continent.
He explored in the 1520s(1519-1521),was sent by Spain,and explored around the southern tip of South America,Strait of Magellan(Cape Horn)His ships circumnavigated the world.
Vasco Nunez de Balboa
He explored in 1500 and 1510.He was sent by Spain and explored Hispaniola and Panama.He's famous for being the first European to see the Pacific Ocean in 1513
He explored in 1519 and was sent by Spain.He explored Hispaniola(early 1500) 1519 present day Mexico(Aztec capitol of Tenochtitlan).He is famous for the demise of the Aztec Empire.
He explored in 1531 and Spain was the country that sent him.He explored Peru(present day South America).He is famous for conquering the Incas and taking their gold back to Spain.
Hernando de Soto
He explored in 1539 and Spain was the country that sent him.He explored Florida,Southern United States,Valley of Mississippi river.He is famous for leading the group of Europeans that first saw the Mississippi River by land.
Francisco Vasquez de Cornado
He explored from 1540-1542,he was sent by Spain, and he explored the Southeastern United States,the Grand Canyon, and the Great Plains.He is famous for claiming the southwest for Spain.
Sir Walter Raleigh
He explored in 1587 in Roanoke Island,and the coast of present day North Carolina.He was sent by England.He is famous for bringing families to the New World to start a colony.
He was a colonist.His family was one of the many in the colony Sir Walter Raleigh established. His granddaughter was Virgina the first baby in the New World.He came back to England and couldn't return to Roanoke for three years.He couldn't find his family or any of the settlers when here returned to Roanoke.
Giovanni da Verrazzano
He explored in 1524,was sent by France, and explored Manhattan,Long Island,Coast of North America,and Narraganset Bay.He is famous for claiming all the land he saw for France.
He explored in 1524,
1528,1534,and1535.He was sent by France and explored
Newfoundland,Saint Lawrence River,and Montreal(Canada).He is famous for claiming most of Eastern Canada for France.
He explored in1609 and was sent by Holland(Dutch).He looked for different ways to the Northwest Passage.He explored the New York Bay,150 Miles up the Hudson River.He is famous because the land he claimed for the Dutch became present day New York.
Samuel de Champlain
he explored in the late 1590s and 1603.He was sent by France.He explored in the Spanish ports in the New World and the Saint Lawrence River(Canada)
He explored in May 1673 to October and was sent by France.He explored the Mississippi River, Greenbay, and the Arkansas River.He is famous for paddling 2,500 miles by canoe in less then five months and he discovered the Mississippi River was good for trade.
He explored in May 1673 to October.He was sent by Canada (Quebec).He explored the Mississippi River with Marquette.He is famous for the same things as Marquette.
Rene-Robert Cavelier,sieur de La Salle
He explored in 1682 and was sent by France.He explored to the mouth of the Mississippi River and Illinois.He is famous for claiming most of inland North America,naming it Louisiana.
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