explorers.txt

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  1. Robert LaSalle
    • Explored for France.
    • Explored the MISSISSIPPI RIVER to its mouth in the Gulf of Mexico.
    • Named the area LOUISIANA, claiming it for FRANCE.
  2. JOHN CABOT
    • 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.
  3. HENRY HUDSON
    • 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.
  4. Hernando De Soto
    • A SPANISH CONQUISTADOR.
    • Explorered throughout the southeastern United States & claimed this land for SPAIN.
  5. 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.
  6. Christopher Columbus
    • 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.
  7. Leif Eriksson
    • A VIKING.
    • From GREENLAND.
    • Sailed the northern ATLANTIC OCEAN.
    • Settled briefly in North America and called it VINLAND.

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