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European Explorers

Who sponsored Christopher Columbus' exploration to the New World? He was sponsored by King Ferdinand and Queen Isabella of Spain
What obstacles did Christopher Columbus face? His crew wanted to turn back to Spain before they made it to the New World.
What was Christopher Columbus' purpose for exploring? He was looking for a new way to Asia.
Where did Christopher Columbus first land? On an island in the Caribbean. He named the island San Salvador which in Spanish means the savior.
What was Christopher Columbus' greatest accomplishment? He was the first European explorer to reach the Americas.
Who sponsored John Cabot's exploration to the New World? He was sponsored by England.
What obstacles did John Cabot face? His main obstacle was cold weather.
What was John Cabot's purpose for exploring? He was looking for the Northwest Passage.
Where did John Cabot first land and explore? He landed on an island off the coast of Canada. He explored the coastline of northern North America and claimed all this land for England.
What was John Cabot's greatest accomplishment? He claimed North America for England.
Who sponsored Vasco Nunez de Balboa's exploration to the New World? He was sponsored by Spain.
What obstacles did Balboa face? Native Americans and he was accused of treason by one of his peers. He was found guilty of treason and executed.
Where did Balboa explore? He explored the area of Panama in Central America.
What was Balboa's purpose for exploring? He wanted fame and fortune.
What was Balboa's greatest accomplishment? He traveled across the Isthmus of Panama and was the first European to see the eastern side of the Pacific Ocean.
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