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Explorers

  1. 1. Exploration
  2. 2. 1st to ArriveThe first to arriveto Americas crossthe Bering Straitland bridge(Beringia)
  3. 3. Leif EricsonLanded inNewfoundlandCanadaFirst European inAmerica 500 yearsbefore Columbus
  4. 4. Henry the NavigatorPortugueseprince whoestablishedschool fornavigationPortugalbecomes centerof exploration
  5. 5. Turkish/ Ottoman EmpireControls traderoutes to Asia(quickest way isthrough theirterritory)When they rose topower, they cuttrade routes toAsia
  6. 6. Portugal Finds a New RouteBartholomeu DiasStarts to explorefarther from EuropeSails around Africato reach Asia
  7. 7. Christopher ColumbusThought he couldfind a shorter routeto Asia by sailingWestConvinced Spain tosupport himRan into CaribbeanIslands, called themthe West IndieGlory
  8. 8. John CabotExploring the NewWorld for BritainLanded inNewfoundland(near where LeifEricson landed)Glory
  9. 9. Amerigo VespucciSailing for Portugalfigured out thatAmerica was notAsia, but a continentno modern Europeanwas aware ofNew World iseventually calledAmerica in his honor.Glory
  10. 10. Hernan CortesSpanish ExplorerExplored Spain lookingfor GoldDefeated Aztecs bypeacefully entering theircapital and attackinglaterGold/God
  11. 11. Francisco PizzaroSpanish explorerDefeats Inca empirein PeruGold
  12. 12. Jacques CartierFrench Explorer findSt. Lawrence River inCanadaLooking for apassage throughNew World to AsiaGives Canada itsnameGlory
  13. 13. Hernando de SotoExplores area aroundFlorida and SouthernUS for Spain1st European to crossMississippi riverGod, Gold, and Glory
  14. 14. Marquette and JolietExplore length ofMississippi Riverlooking for routefrom Canada toPacific OceanFrench ExplorersGod/Glory

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