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(Mooresville) Explor

(Mooresville) Exploration

Italian who was the first to reach Asia, although by land. The book he wrote about what he saw would inspire others to explore. Marco Polo
Portuguese prince who started a school that taught navigation skills and ship building. This school would allow the Portuguese to lead exploration as they sailed down the western side of Africa. Henry the Navigator
Ship used in exploration; was lighter, faster, and could carry more cargo. Caravel
Portuguese explorer who was the first to round the southern tip of Africa. Bartholomeu Dias
Sponsered by Spain, he attempted to find a western route to the Indies. Even after 4 voyages, he didn't realize that he had actually discovered the Americas. Christopher Columbus
Portuguese explorer who sailed all of the way around India, bought spices, and sold them for a huge profit when he made it back to Europe. Vasco da Gama
Explored the South American coast and proved that Columbus had discovered a new continent, not the Indies. The new land would be named after him. Amerigo Vesupucci
Name given to Spanish conquerors Conquistadors
Spanish conquistador who landed in Mexico and conquered the Aztec Empire Hernan Cortes
Spanish conquistador who landed in South America and conquered the Inca Empire. Fransisco Pizzaro
Spaniard who explored Florida, trying to find the Fountain of Youth Juan Ponce de Leon
French explorer who explored Canada while trying to find a direct route to the Pacific Ocean, called the Northwest Passage. Jacques Cartier
Three reasons why Europeans set out to explore God, glory, and gold
1st country to attempt to find a sea route to the Indies Portugal
1st country to sail west to find a sea route to the Indies Spain
Created by: jswearengin on 2008-11-24

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