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AmericanHistory 9-18

Georgia 5th Grade History

TermDefinition
Drake Sailed to England as a privateer. He explored the western coast of North America AND circumnavigated the globe.
Turks Shut down the land routes to the Far East
Prince Henry Prince from Portugal who started a navigation school even though he was never an explorer.
Vasco da Gama Portuguese explorer who sailed south around the tip of Africa
Columbus Italian who sailed for Spain and discovered the "New World" in 1942.
Cabot Italian who sailed on behalf of England and discovered Newfoundland and Nova Scotia
Grand Banks Rich fishing banks off of the coast of Newfoundland and discovered by CABOT.
Amerigo Vespucci The New World was named after this man by a German mapmaker who drew a map of the new world.
Ponce de Leon Spanish explorer who was searching for the "Fountain of Youth" but found Florida instead.
Cortes The ruthless and cruel Spanish explorer who conquered the Aztec of Mexico .
Created by: ccarmstrong