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European Explorers-GA GPS
4th grade Georgia GPS
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Sailing for Spain he claimed Caribbean Islands while seeking a water route to Asia despite having no maps and dealing with a frightened crew and sea storms.
Vasco de Balboa
Seeking glory and gold for Spain, he fought with Natives in present day Panama and was the 1st European to view the Pacific Ocean.
Seeking a route to Asia for England he claimed North America for the English after briefly exploring the coast of Newfoundland and finding rich fishing areas and forests
An explorer for Holland (Dutch) who explored the Hudson River, and Chesapeake Bay while seeking the Northwest Passage. Experienced serious issues with ice and cold weather leading to a mutiny by his crew Later sailed for the English on a more northern route, experienced mutiny and was set adrift to die in what is now Hudson Bay.
French explorer seeking the Northwest Passage. He explored the St. Lawrence River and established a settlement in Montreal having overcome issues with extreme cold weather, rapids and many sailors becoming sick with diseases.
Juan Ponce de Leon
Spanish explorer seeking gold (and according to legend, the Fountain of Youth) who claimed Florida despite fighting with the Natives.
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