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Matthews american explorers
Explored for France.
Explored the MISSISSIPPI RIVER to its mouth in the Gulf of Mexico.
Named the area LOUISIANA, claiming it for FRANCE.
Sailed for England.
Was looking for a quicker route to the FAR EAST known as the NORTHWEST PASSAGE.
Saled near the ARTIC CIRCLE, but had NO SUCCESS.
Claimed the lands he encountered for ENGLAND.
An explorer who sailed for both the NETHERLANDS & ENGLAND.
Searched for the NORTHWEST PASSAGE.
Claimed and mapped what is now NEW YORK for the DUTCH & land in CANADA for the ENGLISH.
HUDSON RIVER & HUDSON BAY named for him.
Hernando De Soto
A SPANISH CONQUISTADOR.
Explorered throughout the southeastern United States & claimed this land for SPAIN.
Ferdin and Magellan
Expedition was the first to sail around the world.
Died before journey complete.
Claimed for lands for SPAIN.
His crew proved sailing around the world cold be done, but only at a great cost.
Saled for a new & faster route to the FAR EAST.
Sailed west because the Portuguese controlled the eastern route around AFRICA.
Believed the world was small enough to reach the FAR EAST by sailing WEST.
Discovered lands & wealth of NORTH & SOUTH AMERICA.
Sailed the northern ATLANTIC OCEAN.
Settled briefly in North America and called it VINLAND.