Explorers


Explorers

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1. Christopher Columbus was an Italian explorer and began his voyage in 1492.
2. Christopher Columbus hoped to find a route to India in order to trade for spices.
3. Christopher Columbus made a total of four trips to the Caribbean and South America.
4. Columbus explored with three ships. They were the Nina, the Pinta, and the Santa Maria.
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5. Juan Ponce de Leon was a Spanish explorer and soldier and began his voyage in 1513.
6. Ponce de Leon was the first European to set foot in Florida.
7. Ponce de Leon discovered the Gulf Stream which is a current in the Atlantic Ocean.
8. On his voyage, Ponce de Leon was searching for the Fountain of Youth and other riches.

9.
Hernando de Soto was a Spanish explorer who began his journey in 1531.
10. DeSoto sailed the
Atlantic Ocean.
11. DeSoto spent four years in Florida searching for
gold and silver.
12.
DeSoto died during his exploration and is buried on the banks of the Mississippi River.

13. John Smith was an English adventurer and soldier and began his journey in 1606.
14. John Smith began in England and landed in Virginia.
15. John Smith founded Jamestown, Virginia.
16. Jamestown was the first permanent English settlement in North America.

17.
Robert LaSalle was a French explorer that set sail in 1678.
18. Robert LaSalle traveled south from
Canada and sailed down the Mississippi River to the Gulf of Mexico.
19. Robert LaSalle named the entire Mississippi basin,
Louisiana.
20. LaSalle also explored 4
Great Lakes.

21. Pierre Francois Xavier de Charlevoix was a French Jesuit priest, explorer, teacher, and writer. He began his voyage in 1719.
22. Xavier de Charlevoix was sent from France to explore Canada, to look for a route to the Pacific Ocean.
23. Xavier de Charlevoix survived a shipwreck in the Gulf of Mexico.

24.
Lewis and Clark started their adventure in 1804.
25. Lewis and Clark wanted to explore and map out the
American west.
26. Lewis and Clark traveled by river and land from St. Louis,
Missouri to the Oregon coast and back.
27.
Sacajawea joined Lewis and Clark on their journey.
28. Sacajawea's extensive contributions to the expedition brought about the Sacajawea
dollar coin to the U.S. in 2000.

29. Zebulon Pike was an American explorer and military officer and began his journey in 1805.
30. Zebulon Pike tried to find the source of the Mississippi River and also explored the Rocky Mountains and Southwestern North America.
31. Zebulon Pike discovered Pike's Peake in colorado, but he failed to climb it.
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