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Spanish Conquerors

He was searching for the Bimini Island or "Fountain of Youth". Juan Ponce de Leon
He claimed Florida for Spain. Juan Ponce de Leon
He had a successful exploration because he captured gold while conquering the Aztec Empire. Hernando Cortes
The Native Americans thought he was their God and helped him capture Tenochtitlan in Mexico City. Hernando Cortes
He was hoping to conquer the west coast of Florida. Panfilo de Narvaez
The supply/food ship separated from the landing party ship in Florida. The landing party decided to make rafts and sail back to Spain, but only 4 survived. Panfilo de Narvaez
He was searching for the mythical Seven Cities of Gold. Francisco Vasquez de Coronado
He found the Grand Canyon and claimed large parts of the present-day southwestern U.S. for Spain. Francisco Vasquez de Coronado
His expedition took him to the Mississippi River Hernando de Soto
He claimed large parts of present-day southeastern U.S. for Spain. Hernando de Soto
What are reasons for the Spanish Conquistadors to make voyages to Americas? to search for gold and riches; spread their religion; serve their country and become famous
Created by: Mrs. Swiander



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