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America Exploration

Social Studies SOL 3.3

Who is a person who travels seeking new discoveries? EXPLORER
Who is a person from one of the countries in Europe? EUROPEAN
What country sponsored Christopher Columbus' voyage? SPAIN
Why did Christopher Columbus explore? To find a western sea route to Asia.
What did Columbus really discover? First European to discover a sea route to America; discovered Western Hemisphere (landed at San Salvador)
What country sponsored Juan Ponce de Leon's voyage? SPAIN
Why did Juan Ponce de Leon explore? To discover riches and land to conquer
What did Juan Ponce de Leon really discover? First European to land in Florida (near St. Augustine); gave Spain a claim to Florida
What country sponsored Jacques Cartier's voyage? FRANCE
Why did Jacques Cartier explore? To colonize the New World
What did Jacques Cartier really discover? Explored the St. Lawrence River Valley (near Québec, Canada) and gave France a North America claim
What country sponsored Christopher Newport's voyage? ENGLAND
Why did Christopher Newport explore? To discover riches; to find a western sea route to Asia; to colonize Virginia
What did Christopher Newport really discover? Arrived at present day Jamestown; made four additional voyages, bringing more people to Jamestown; was one of the first men to reach the Fall Line of the James River
What was the impact of European exploration? American Indians got deadly diseases. Europeans settled in Indian land. Indians had to relocate from homeland.
Created by: ccyndimolina