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Unit 1

Christopher Columbus Italian tried to find Spain, but found the New World
Leif Ericson Viking landed at North America in A.D. 1,000
Marco Polo Italian thought he found the Indies but found San Salvador
Johann Gutenberg German made printing press
Prince Henry the Navigator Portuguese founded a navigation school
Martin Luther German Monk 95 Theses protesting Roman Church
Amerigo Vespucci Italian figured out that Coulombs discovered the New world
Ponce De Leon first Spaniard
Vasco De Balboa Spanish found Pacific Ocean
Magellan Portuguese began a 3yr. voyage
Hernando Cortes Spanish conquered Aztec Indians
Montezuma Aztec Chieftain
Francisco Pizarro conquered Inca Indians
Fransisco Coronado Spanish found Grand Cayman
Hernando De Soto Spanish found Mississippi River
Phillip II Spanish- Catholic monarch sent Invincible Armada
Elizabeth I sent Spanish Armada
Francis Drake stole Spanish ships
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