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Social Studies

Chapter 5 - Lesson 1

Northwest Passage A water route believed to flow through North America to Asia that explorers searched for from the 1500s to 1700s.
profit The money remaining after the cost of a business that have been paid.
portage A land route between bodies of water.
John Cabot Italian sea captain in service of ENGLAND who was the first European explorer to North America in search of a Northwest Passage.
Giovanni da Verrazano Italian sea captain in service of FRANCE who searched for a Northwest Passage in 1524.
Henry Hudson ENGLISH explorer who searched for a Northwest Passage through North American beginning in 1609.
Jacques Cartier FRENCH explorer who became the first European to navigate the St. Lawrence River in 1535.
Samuel de Champlain Explorer and founder of QUEBEC, the first permanent FRENCH settlement in North America in 1608.
Jacques Marquette Roman Catholic Priest from FRANCE who sailed with Louis Jolliet through the Great Lakes and down the Mississippi to the mouth of the Arkansas River in 1673.
Louis Jolliet FRENCH explorer who sailed with Jacques Marquette through the great lakes and down the Mississippi to the mouth of the Arkansas River in 1673.
Hudson River Called the "Great River of the Mountains."
Quebec Important trading post and first permanent French settlement in North America.
What was the significance of Samuel de Champlain's founding of Quebec? The founding of Samuel de Champlain was the first French settlement in North America.
What was the purpose of Henry Hudson's explorations? The purpose of Henry Hudson's explorations were so he could find a Northwest passage to Asia.
Why did explorers Marquette and Jolliet turn back when they reached the Arkansas river? Because they saw that the river did not flow South.
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