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early European explorers

Who is Christopher Columbus? Looking for a faster sea route to the East Indies,his trips opened up a trade route that changed the history of the world.
Who is John Cabot? Looking for a faster sea route to Asia,he reached the eastern coast of present-day Canada and claim the land for England
Who is Juan Ponce de Leon? Looking for the fountain of youth he discovered present day Florida and claimed it for Spain starting a settlement there
Who is Hernan Cortes? In search of gold he defeated the Aztecs claiming the land for Spain
Who is Jacques Cartier? In search of the Northwest Passage, he found St. Lawrence River and staked France's claim in North America
Who is Francisco Vasquez de Coronado? Searching for the "Seven Cities of Gold," his expedition help spread Christianity to the American Indians
Who is Henry Hudson? He never found the Northwest passage, but his voyage along the Hudson River gave Holland a claim in North America
Who is Robert de LaSalle? Exploring the Mississippi River, he gave France a claim to the entire Mississippi Valley
Where is Christopher Columbus from? Spain
Where is John Cabot from? England
Where is Juan Ponce deLeon from? Spain
Where is Hernan Cortes from? Spain
Where is Jacques Cartier from France
Where is Francisco Vasquez de Coronado from? Spain
Where is Henry Hudson from? Holland
Where is Robert de LaSalle from? France
Created by: Sloginskig