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Explorers2016 update

European Explorers

QuestionAnswer
the first European explorer to reach the New World in 1492 Columbus
reasons the early explorers began to make voyages -search for gold and riches -spread religion to other lands -claim land forKing/Queen of sponser countries -locate new route to Asia
Who was looking for the “Fountain of Youth”? Ponce de Leon
Sailed for King Ferninand and Queen Isabella and landed in the Bahamas/San Salvador Columbus
Spanish explorer who named present-day Florida and established St. Augustine; was the first European explorer to set foot in what is now the U.S. Ponce de Leon
His crew mutinied and no one knows what happened to him after he was sent adrift Hudson
challenges the early explorers had to overcome -no maps -diseases -difficult weather conditions -Native Americans -ran out of supplies
Who claimed the eastern shores of Canada for England? Cabot
Who sailed up what became the Hudson River and into what is now the Hudson Bay? Hudson
Who explored over 1000 miles of St. Lawrence River in Canada and discovered the Gulf of St. Lawrence? Cartier
Where did Columbus really land when he thought he was in Asia? The Bahamas
What were two items China had for which Europeans wanted to trade? Silk and spices
the main accomplishment of exploration discovery of new land for European countries
Who was kicked off his boat by his crew (mutinied)and was never heard from again. Hudson
What was an outcome of John Cabot's attempt to find the Northwest Passage? He discovered fishing in Canada was extremely good and fishing companies moved there.
explored Canada for France Cartier
Columbus' main purpose for exploring was.. to find a shorter route to Asia by sailing west
Which country sponsored Vasco Nùñez Balboa’s expeditions? Spain
Ponce de Leon named the area he explored "Florida" which means flowers
Balboa discovered ___________when exploring what is now Panama Pacific Ocean
What was Balboa searching for? wealth and fame
Why did Hudson's crew turn against him? the cold weather
Created by: Andersonclass