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Ss gr 4_unit_2_the_age_of_exploration_revised

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  1. 1. The Age ofThe Age of explorATion:explorATion: leTTers And voicesleTTers And voices •Pictures courtesy the Library of CongressPictures courtesy the Library of Congress •Letter excerpts and eyewitness accounts courtesy Wisconsin Historical Society’sLetter excerpts and eyewitness accounts courtesy Wisconsin Historical Society’s American JourneysAmerican Journeys
  2. 2. John CabotJohn Cabot ““Sayled in this tracteSayled in this tracte so farre towarde theso farre towarde the weste, that theweste, that the Ilande of Cuba beeIlande of Cuba bee on my lefte hande,on my lefte hande, in manere in thein manere in the same degree ofsame degree of longitude.”longitude.” - John Cabot, in a letter to King- John Cabot, in a letter to King Henry VIIHenry VII
  3. 3. ““One thing I supplicate yourOne thing I supplicate your majesty: that you will givemajesty: that you will give orders, under a great penalty,orders, under a great penalty, that no bachelors of law shouldthat no bachelors of law should be allowed to come here [thebe allowed to come here [the New World]; for not only areNew World]; for not only are they bad themselves, but theythey bad themselves, but they also make and contrive aalso make and contrive a thousand inequities.”thousand inequities.” -- Vasco Nuñez de Balboa to Ferdinand V ofVasco Nuñez de Balboa to Ferdinand V of Spain, 1513Spain, 1513 Vasco Nunez de BalboaVasco Nunez de Balboa
  4. 4. I discovered, at my own cost andI discovered, at my own cost and charge, the Island Florida…charge, the Island Florida… and now I return to thatand now I return to that island, if it please God’s will,island, if it please God’s will, to settle it, being enabled toto settle it, being enabled to carry a number o f people…carry a number o f people… that the name of Christ maythat the name of Christ may be praised there and Yourbe praised there and Your Majesty served with the fruitMajesty served with the fruit that land produces.that land produces. - Juan Ponce de Leon, in a letter to- Juan Ponce de Leon, in a letter to Charles V, 1521Charles V, 1521 Juan Ponce de LeonJuan Ponce de Leon
  5. 5. ““There should go there settlersThere should go there settlers up to the number of twoup to the number of two thousand who may wantthousand who may want to go so as to render theto go so as to render the possession of the countrypossession of the country safer and cause it to besafer and cause it to be more profitable…”more profitable…” - Christopher Columbus, in a letter to King- Christopher Columbus, in a letter to King Ferdinand and Queen Isabella,1493Ferdinand and Queen Isabella,1493 Christopher ColumbusChristopher Columbus
  6. 6. Henry HudsonHenry Hudson The discoverie of the North-west Passage, begunneThe discoverie of the North-west Passage, begunne the seventeenth of Aprill, 1610, ended with histhe seventeenth of Aprill, 1610, ended with his end, being treacherously exposed by some of theend, being treacherously exposed by some of the Companie.Companie. - Robert Juet, 1609- Robert Juet, 1609
  7. 7. Jacques CartierJacques Cartier ““So we sayled with a good and prosperous wind, until the 20 ofSo we sayled with a good and prosperous wind, until the 20 of the said moneth, at which time the weather turned intothe said moneth, at which time the weather turned into stormes and tempests, the which with contrary winds, andstormes and tempests, the which with contrary winds, and darkenesse, endured so long that our ships being without anydarkenesse, endured so long that our ships being without any rest, suffered as much as any ships that ever went on seas…”rest, suffered as much as any ships that ever went on seas…” - A report on Cartier’s- A report on Cartier’s voyage prepared forvoyage prepared for the King of Francethe King of France

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