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European Exploration

Explorers, Motives, Obstacles, Accomplishments

Francisco Coronado Spanish explorer who claimed land for Spain in the Southwest area of North America
Samuel de Champlain French explorer who established the settlement of Quebec
Vasco de Gama Portuguese explorer who was the first to sail around Africa to India
Robert La Salle French explorer who claimed the Mississippi River Valley for France
John Cabot Explored Northeast North America / Eastern Canada and claimed this land for England
Motives for Exploration Claim land and expand empire, Search for gold and silver, fame and wealth, To spread Christianity throughout the Americas
Obstacles to Exploration Fear of the Unknown, Disease, Death, Starvation, Sea Monsters, Inadequate Supplies, Poor Navigational Tools
Accomplishments of Exploration Claimed land, Converted some to Christianity,
Northwest Passage A continuous water route through North America that many explorers searched for
Created by: ssluck