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European Explorers

2nd part with Vespucci

explored St. Lawrence River / Canada Jacques Cartier
established English claims in American northeast and E. Canada John Cabot
first to see Pacific Ocean Vasco Nunez de Balboa
explores Ameican eastern coastlines / his name used on maps / Amerigo Vespucci
explored NY harbor and Hudson River Henry Hudson
voyages to America changed the world / credited with opening the door for exploration Christopher Columbus
first to circumnavigate the globe Ferdinand Magellan
conqueror of the Aztecs Hernando Cortes
conqueror of the Inca Francisco Pizarro
first European to explore Florida Ponce de Leon
The father of New France, Mapped much of what is now Canada Mapped the Great Lakes, founded Quebec Samuel de Champlain
The crew mutinied and sent him adrift (marooned him) Henry Hudson
Named Canada Jaques Cartier
scuttlled his ships, so his crew couldn't go back to Cuba Hernando Cortes
Accused of treason and beheaded Vasco Nunez de Balboa
sailed for Spain and Portugal Ferdinand Magellan
He realized that the land that he was exploring was separate from Asia Amerigo Vespucci
Searched for the Fountain of Youth, and was removed from being the governor of Puerto Rico because of his brutality to the Natives Ponce de Leon
Created by: whitehopkins