Chapter 3 lesson 3&4 flashcards

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Jaun Ponce de Leon
Aim: Find Fountain of Youth and Bimini and gold
Result: Found Florida
Fact: First to step foot on the United States
Hernando Cortes
Fact: Spanish conquistador who defeated the Aztecs and conquered Mexico
Aim: Gold and Mysterious cities
Result: Conquered Mexico
No riches
Hernando de Soto
Aim: wanted the wealth and glory that would come from defeating those empires
Result: found no gold, they claimed much land for Spain
Fact: Found Mississippi River
Counter-Reformation
the Catholic Church concentrated on spreading its power to the Americas
also to convert the American Indians to the Catholic religion
missionaries
religious teachers
reforms
changes
Northwest Passage
a route over North America to find Asia
Verrazano
Italian sailor
Goal: Northwest Passage
Result: Found friendly Indians
Cartier
Aim: Northwest Passage and gold
Result: Found St.Lawrence River and claimed for France
Got more knowledge about North America
Henry Hudson
Aim:Northwest Passage
Result: sailed to the Hudson River for the Dutch
Hudson reached an island east of Greenland sailed farther north through the Artic Ocean but failed to find the Northwest Passage for English
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