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European Exploration

Grade 4

Hernando de Soto This Spanish explorer sailed to Central America, South America, and the Southeastern part of North America. He conquered the Incas and found gold.
Vasco Nunez de Balboa This Spanish explorer sailed to Hispaniola, the Isthmus of Panama, and Colombia. He was the first to cross into the Pacific Ocean and set up colonies in Columbia.
John Cabot This Italian explorer sailed for the country of England. He sailed to North America, Canada, and New England. He claimed land for England and was the first European to reach North America since the Vikings.
Jacques Cartier This French explorer sailed to St. Lawrence Bay, St. Lawrence River,and Canada. He established a French colony.
Christopher Columbus This Italian explorer sailed for the country of Spain. He sailed to Hispaniola, the Caribbean and northern South America. He made four trips and set-up lasting colonies.
Henry Hudson This English explorer sailed for Holland (Netherlands) and England. He sailed to the Arctic, New York City, the Hudson River and the Hudson Bay. He explored the Arctic area and proved that a Northwest Passage did not exist.
conflict A disagreement between two or more people
Northwest Passage A waterway in North America thought to connect the Atlantic and Pacific Oceans that doesn't actually exist
obstacle something that interferes or gets in the way of one achieving a goal
Created by: mochateacher