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SS Explorers

ExplorerGoals of ExplorationClaim to FameCountrySuccess of Trip
Bartholomeu Dias New water route to Indies First to sail to tip of Africa (Cape of Good Hope) Portugal Yes
Vasco Da Gama New water route to Indies First to sail to tip of Africa (Cape of Good Hope) and on to India Portugal Yes
Ferdinand Magellan Sail around the world First to circumnavigate the world. Crew made it, but he didn't. Discovered Magellan's Strait, Magellanic Penguin, and dwarf galaxy Spain Yes/No
Amerigo Vespucci Land, map new lands Mapped N. and S. America. Proved that Columbus did not go to Asia Spain Yes
Vasco Nunez de Balboa Wealth, fame, and land First European to see Pacific Ocean, named it Pacific after crossing Panama Spain Yes/No
Hernan Cortez Wealth, fame, and land Conquered the Aztec nation Spain Yes/No
John Cabot Wealth, fame, land, and find the Northwest Passage Made the land claim for England that would become U.S.A. and Canada England Yes/No
Francisco Pizarro Wealth, fame, and land Conquered the Inca nation Spain Yes/No
Juan Ponce de Leon Wealth, fame, land, find Fountain of Youth Discovered Florida, governor of Puerto Rico Spain Yes/No
Samuel de Champlain Wealth, fame, land, and find the Northwest Passage Founded the settlement of Quebec in Canada France Yes
Hernando de Soto Wealth, fame, and land Explored the Mississippi River area Spain Yes/No
Henry Hudson Find the Northwest Passage Started New Amsterdam (today NYC), had a river and a bay named after him Dutch/English Yes/No
Francisco Coronado Wealth, fame, land, find 7 Cities of Gold Found new lands in southwestern U.S. and discovered Grand Canyon Spain Yes/No
Sir Francis Drake Find NW Passage, expand trade, establish settlements Claimed land for England that would become Oregon, raided Spanish settlements England Yes/No
Jacques Cartier Find the Northwest Passage Explored St. Lawrence River, founded Montreal France Yes/No
Marco Polo Looking for riches Wrote book about Asia, kick started Age of Exploration Italy Yes
Christopher Columbus Prove earth is round, fame and wealth First to sail to New World Spain Yes/No
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