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  1. 1. European Explorers Chapter 5
  2. 2. Columbus <ul><li>Explored from 1492 - 1506 </li></ul><ul><li>He was sponsored by King Ferdinand and Queen Isabella of Spain </li></ul>
  3. 3. Christopher Columbus <ul><li>Columbus was a sailor from Italy who at the age of 15 knew he wanted to explore far away lands. </li></ul><ul><li>He explored the new world to find another route to Asia and to search for gold and riches </li></ul><ul><li>Columbus is known for claiming lands in the new world, providing new maps, and mistreating native people. </li></ul>
  4. 4. Cabot <ul><li>Explored from 1497 - 1498 </li></ul><ul><li>He was sponsored by King Henry VII of England </li></ul>
  5. 5. John Cabot <ul><li>John was a merchant shopkeeper from Venice, Italy. He was a skilled navigator and wanted to explore new lands. </li></ul><ul><li>He wanted to explore the new world to find gold and riches like he had seen come from Asia. </li></ul><ul><li>Cabot was known for claiming new lands and for providing new map information of what is now known as Canada. </li></ul>
  6. 6. Ponce de Leon <ul><li>Explored from 1506 - 1521 </li></ul><ul><li>He was sponsored by King Ferdinand of Spain. </li></ul>
  7. 7. Juan Ponce de Leon <ul><li>Leon was a soldier who explored lands in the Caribbean. He founded Florida for Spain, thinking it was an island which held the fountain of youth. </li></ul><ul><li>He explored the new world to find gold and riches as well as to search for a new route to Asia. </li></ul><ul><li>Leon was known for claiming new lands, and for establishing settlements in what is now known as Florida. </li></ul>
  8. 8. Cortes <ul><li>Explored from 1519 - 1521 </li></ul><ul><li>He was a sponsored by Spain. </li></ul>
  9. 9. Herman Cortes <ul><li>Cortes was a Spanish Nobleman who explored Mexico in search of the rich Mexican Empire. </li></ul><ul><li>Herman main motive for exploring the new world was to find gold and riches. </li></ul><ul><li>Cortes was known for attacking the Aztecs and spreading the smallpox disease among the Aztec people. </li></ul>
  10. 10. Cartier <ul><li>Explored from 1534 - 1542 </li></ul><ul><li>He was sponsored by King Francis I of France. </li></ul>
  11. 11. Jacques Cartier <ul><li>Cartier was an experienced navigator and explorer from France. </li></ul><ul><li>He explored the new world to find a Northwest Passage to find a shorter route to Asia. </li></ul><ul><li>Cartier was known for establishing a settlement in what is now Canada for France. He also provided new information for maps of the Americas. </li></ul>
  12. 12. Coronado <ul><li>Explored from 1540 - 1542 </li></ul><ul><li>He was sponsored by Spain but his money was provided by his wife, the viceroy of Mexico. </li></ul>
  13. 13. Francisco Vasquez de Coronado <ul><li>Coronado was a Spanish nobleman who explored much of Mexico and the southwest United States. </li></ul><ul><li>He came to America to seek glory and fortune. </li></ul><ul><li>Coronado was known for is maps. He discovered the Grand Canyon and Rio Grande. Coronado was also known for his cruel mistreating and killing of the native pueblo Indians. </li></ul>
  14. 14. Hudson <ul><li>Explored from 1609 - 1610 </li></ul><ul><li>He was sponsored by the Dutch East India Company in Holland, England. </li></ul>
  15. 15. Henry Hudson <ul><li>Hudson was an English sea captain. </li></ul><ul><li>He explored the new world mainly in search of a shorter route to Asia. </li></ul><ul><li>Hudson is known for discovering what is now call the Hudson River and a body of water called Hudson Bay. </li></ul>
  16. 16. La Salle <ul><li>Explored from 1667 - 1684 </li></ul><ul><li>He was sponsored by King Louis of France but had the governor of Montreal paid for his journey. </li></ul>
  17. 17. Robert de La Salle <ul><li>La Salle was French nobleman who was a fur trader along the St. Lawrence River. </li></ul><ul><li>His motive for exploring the territories already owned by France was to find personal wealth in the way of trading goods. </li></ul><ul><li>La Salle is known for founding Louisiana for France as well as making maps of the Mississippi River. </li></ul>