Amerigo Vespucci<br />By: Venessa Yeung, Rishi Vaswani, and Zane Feder<br />
Background Information<br /><ul><li>Amerigo Vespucci was an Italian  navigator
 Born in Florence, Italy in 1454
His uncle educated him and Amerigo became connected with a company that equipped ships for long voyages; this is how he be...
 He studied navigation as a youth
Born in Florence and died February 22,1512</li></li></ul><li>Voyages<br /><ul><li>He made three known voyages to the New W...
During his first voyage, Vespucci travelled along the coast of Venezuela and then north to the islands of Cuba and Hispaniola
Vespucci explored the southern coast of Brazil during his second and third explorations
His ships were San Antiago, Repetaga, Wegiz, and the Girmand</li></li></ul><li>Purpose of Exploration<br /><ul><li>Amerigo...
Vespucci’s purpose of exploration is to </li></ul>    make discoveries unlike some other explorers <br />    who only seek...
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  1. 1. Amerigo Vespucci<br />By: Venessa Yeung, Rishi Vaswani, and Zane Feder<br />
  2. 2. Background Information<br /><ul><li>Amerigo Vespucci was an Italian navigator
  3. 3. Born in Florence, Italy in 1454
  4. 4. His uncle educated him and Amerigo became connected with a company that equipped ships for long voyages; this is how he became so familiar with boats
  5. 5. He studied navigation as a youth
  6. 6. Born in Florence and died February 22,1512</li></li></ul><li>Voyages<br /><ul><li>He made three known voyages to the New World
  7. 7. During his first voyage, Vespucci travelled along the coast of Venezuela and then north to the islands of Cuba and Hispaniola
  8. 8. Vespucci explored the southern coast of Brazil during his second and third explorations
  9. 9. His ships were San Antiago, Repetaga, Wegiz, and the Girmand</li></li></ul><li>Purpose of Exploration<br /><ul><li>Amerigo was trying to locate a southern star or a group of stars
  10. 10. Vespucci’s purpose of exploration is to </li></ul> make discoveries unlike some other explorers <br /> who only seeked gold and profit<br /><ul><li>Some historians say Vespucci went as</li></ul> a navigator on expeditions <br /> led by other explorers<br />
  11. 11. Hardships Faced<br /><ul><li>In Amerigo’s second voyage when he was sailing for Portugal, he was far below the Portuguese territory and he needed to sail quickly because these waters belonged to Spain
  12. 12. During Vespucci’s second voyage it took sixty-four days to cross the Atlantic Ocean due to light winds
  13. 13. He had been forced by strong currents to turn back before he could locate the southern group of stars he was seeking.</li></li></ul><li>Other Notable Occurrences<br /><ul><li>Vespucci was made Chief Royal Pilot of Spain in 1508
  14. 14. He wrote popular books about his travels
  15. 15. Claimed that he had explored the American mainland in 1497 and thought that he’d reached the “New World” , though scholars found a small amount of evidence supporting this claim
  16. 16. He met Columbus, perhaps as early as 1493</li></li></ul><li>Historical Contributions<br /><ul><li>Vespucci was the first to realize that America was a new continent, instead of being part of Asia
  17. 17. America was named after Amerigo Vespucci
  18. 18. Vespucci traveled south for 9 months and 27 days, giving mapmakers about 3,300 new miles to add on to maps</li></li></ul><li>Bibliography<br />Books:<br /><ul><li>Matthews, Rupert. Explorer. Toronto: Stoddart Publishing Co, 1991.Print.
  19. 19. Owen, Ann-Maureen and Yealland, Jane. The Kids Book of Canadian Exploration. Toronto: Kids Can Press Ltd, 2004.Print.
  20. 20. Fritz, Jean. Around the World In A Hundred Years. USA: Scholastics Inc. 1994. Print. </li></ul> Websites<br /><ul><li>www.worldbookonline.com
  21. 21. library.thinkquest.org</li></ul>Images:<br /><ul><li>nndb.com
  22. 22. commons.wikimedia.org</li></ul>Amerigo Vespucci was a very interesting guy to research about and we really enjoyed learning more about him.<br />Thank you!<br />
  23. 23. QUIZ TIME!!!!!<br />ARE YOU READY!!<br />
  24. 24. TRIVIA QUESTIONS<br />When was Amerigo Vespucci born and died?<br /> What was Amerigo made in 1508?<br /> Where was Amerigo Vespucci born?<br /> What was Amerigo trying to look for?<br /> Did Amerigo went to search for gold or a new route to Asia?<br /> What was named after Amerigo Vespucci?<br />

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