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Social Studies Unit2

European Explorers

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What was Christopher Columbus' home country and his country sponsoring the expedition? Home Country - Italy Sponsoring Country - Spain
What was Christopher Columbus' reason for exploration? Looking for a faster route to Asia
What were the obstacles Christopher Columbus faced? No maps, No idea what he'd find, Scared crew, Native Americans
What were Christopher Columbus' accomplishments of exploration? Revealed the existence of the Americas to Europe
What were the three ships used in Christopher Columbus' exploration? Nina, Pinta and Santa Maria
What year did Christopher Columbus sail? w1492
What was Vasco Nunez de Balboa's home country and his country sponsoring the expedition? Home Country - Spain Sponsoring Country - Spain
What was Vasco Nunez de Balboa's reason for exploration? Looking for gold
What were the obstacles Vasco Nunez de Balboa faced? Crossing jungles and mountains of Panama
What were Vasco Nunez de Balboa's accomplishments of exploration? First Europeans to reach the Pacific Ocean from the East
What was Juan Ponce de Leon's home country and his country sponsoring the expedition? Home Country - Spain Sponsoring Country - Spain
What was Juan Ponce de Leon's reason for exploration? Looking for riches and the "fountain of youth"
What were the obstacles Juan Ponce de Leon faced? Fighting Native Americans
What were Juan Ponce de Leon's accomplishments of exploration? First European in Florida Discovered the Gulf Stream
What did Juan Ponce de Leon claim as Spanish territory? Florida
What was John Cabot's home country and his country sponsoring the expedition? Home Country - Italy Sponsoring Country - England
What was John Cabot's reason for exploration? Looking for the way to get to Asia (later called the Northwest Passage)
What were the obstacles John Cabot faced? Didn't have maps of he area and didn't know what he'd find
What were John Cabot's accomplishments of exploration? Explored the eastern coast of Canada
What was Jacques Cartier's home country and his country sponsoring the expedition? Home Country - France Sponsoring Country - France
What was Jacques Cartier's reason for exploration? Looking for Northwest Passage and gold
What were the obstacles Jacques Cartier faced? Very cold winter, No sailing route, and Disease among sailors
What were Jacques Cartier's accomplishments of exploration? Explored eastern Canada and St. Lawrence River
What was Henry Hudson's home country and his country sponsoring the expedition? Home Country - England Sponsoring Country - Netherlands
What was Henry Hudson's reason for exploration? Looking for the Northwest Passage
What were the obstacles Henry Hudson faced? No route, Cold winter, Crew mutinied and set him adrift in Hudson Bay
What were Henry Hudson's accomplishments of exploration? Found the Hudson River and Hudson Bay
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