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Explorers 7th grade


Leif Ericcson established a colony in Vinland , Viking
Eric the Red Viking, established colonies in Iceland and greenland
October 12, 1492 Christopher Columbus first lands in America
Christopher Columbus Italian who sailed for Spain, sailed to America and claimed it for Spain
Isabella and Ferdinand Spain rulers who gave Columbus the money to sail
John Cabot Italian who sailed for England, Landed in Newfoundland, established the claim of England in North America
Amerigo Vespucci Italian sailing for Spain, Reached South America, realized the new land was not Asia, America named for him
Juan Ponce de Leon Spanish explorer, 1st to land in Florida, Looked for the Fountain of Youth, named Florida(land of flowers), held first mass in future US
Giovanni Verranzano Italian sailing for Spain, finds NY harbor, Hudson River, sails down east coast of the future US
Jacques Cartier French explorer, sails up St. Lawrence River, claims the territory for France
Hernando de Soto Spanish explorer, explores from Florida to Mississippi, discovers the Mississippi River where he was buried
Francisco Coronado Spanish explorer, explored the future SW United States while looking for the Seven Cities of Cibola (Gold)
St. Augustine Founded in 1565 by the Spanish, oldest city in US, established by Pedro Menendez de Aviles
Samuel de Champlain French explorer, "Father of New France," a territory covering much of eastern Canada
Henry Hudson Dutch Explorer, found the hudson River and Hudson Bay, following a mutiny he and his son were left adrift in the Hudson Bay
Junipero Sera Franciscan priest, established many missions in California--included San Francisco, Los Angeles, San Diego, Santa Monica
Columbian Exchange The exchange of foods and diseases between Europe and the Americas
Fr. Jacques Marquette and Louis Joliet Explored the Mississippi River and found its mouth (end of a river)
Rene Robert Cavelier de la Salle French explorer, claimed the Mississippi River for France, named Louisiana after the French King
Created by: marthell