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Explorers

name of explorer/explored forwhat he did
John Cabot (England) Explores and claims Newfoundland and eastern coast for England
Juan Ponce de Leon (Spain) Explores and claims Puerto Rico and Florida for Spain. He was looking for the fountain of youth
Ferdinand Magellan (Spain) Discovers Strait of Magellan and was first to circumnavigate the world. Names the pacific ocean
Hernando Cortes (Spain) (Hernando Horses) Defeats the Aztecs and claims Mexico for Spain. Introduces horses to North America
Francisco Pizarro (Spain) (Pizarro Peru) Defeats Incas and claims south America for Spain
Jacques Cartier (France) Explores St.Lawrence river and claims Canada for France
Hernando De Soto (Spain) SE Explores Central America and southeastern part of America and claims area for Spain
Francisco Coronado (Spain) (Coronado Cibola) Explores and claims southwest America for Spain. looking for the & cities of gold (Cibola)
Sir Frances Drake (England) Pirate (Seadog) who robbed the Spanish. Circled the globe and later helped defeat the Spanish Armada
Henry Hudson (Netherlands)1 Sails up the Hudson river and explores eastern coast claims for the Netherlands
Henry Hudson (England)2 Explores Hudson Bay and claims for England
Created by: lolo11