Comparing New World Explorers


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Christopher
Columbus
John Cabot
Juan Ponce de Leon
HernanCortes
Jacques Cartier
FranciscoVasquez deCoronado
HenryHudson
Robert deLa Salle
WilliamClark
Personal
Background
  • born on 1451 in Genoa, Italy
  • As child read about Marco Polo
  • died in 1506 (55 years old)
  • Became sailor at age 14
  • was young merchant and shopkeeper
  • in the past people called him Giovanni Caboto
  • lived in Venice, Italy
  • died from arrow in 1521
  • Hoped to find gold Boinquen (Puerto Rico)
  • was a young solider
  • became a military commander under the governor
  • Spain's King Ferdinand made him governor of Boinquen
  • Spanish nobleman in Cuba
  • sailed to Mexico searching for adventures and wealth
  • he arrived when the Aztecs expected one of their gods to return
  • The Aztec's attacked after
  • The Spanish sponsored him into sailing to Mexico
  • experienced sailor
  • in harsh winter he and his group gave up.
  • spanish conquistador
  • nobleman
  • he and his brother ineherited the money.
  • commander of spanish army
  • dutch east india company hierd henry hudson
  • was an english sea captin
  • set out to reach china by sailing around northorn shores of europe
  • was a french nobleman
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American
explorer and solider.he moved to Louisville, Kentucky at 14 years old. Was born August 1, 1770 in Caroline, Virgina.he joined the army and became an officer. He traveled with Lewis.
Sponsor
  • Queen Isabella
  • King Ferdinand
  • King Henry VII
  • Christopher Columbus
  • The Spanish
  • king Francis I
  • priest
  • wife
  • Governor of mexico
  • Dutch East Indian Company

  • Thomas Jefferson
Motives
  • Marco Polo
  • he wanted to trade silk and spices
  • trying to find the fountain of youth
  • Find gold
  • to try to reach china by going through North America
  • to find gold
  • to sail
  • he dreamed of wealth posts , forts, and settlements
  • Wanted to find a route from France to the Mississippi River
  • To make Maps and study the route to the Pacific Ocean
Dates
  • born 1451
  • died 1506
  • october 12 1492 Christopher landed on island in the Caribbean Sea
  • August 3, 1492 Christopher Columbus set sail
  • 1493 when he was in Cuba then he sailed back to Spain with the gold ornaments
  • June 24, Cabot reaches the eastern coast of present day Canada called England
  • John Cabot set sail on May 1497
  • sailed with Columbus in 1493
  • 1506 he explored a land named Borinquen (Puerto Rico)
  • 1513 set sail, after a month found coast named it Florida claimed it for Spain
  • 1521 back to Florida for a settlement
  • Cortes's army won the war in 1521
  • 1534 the french king sent jacques cariter to find the northwest passage
  • 1541 king sent cartier and settlers on a third voyage to french empire in north america
  • 1542 returned to France
  • 1540 marched into North America
  • 1542 returned to Spain in disgrace
  • 1624 the dutch has settled in the hudson valley
  • 1610 english merchants paid hudson to cross the Atlantic again
  • 1609 dutch east india company hierd him
  • 1666 he sailed to New France
  • 1684 he set sailed to North America with more then 200 settlers
  • 1681 he went canuing down the Mississippi River
  • 1682 he claimed the missisippi river and the lands around it for France
  • 1789 he joined militia to fight against the Native Americans in Ohio Valley
  • 1813 he became the governor of Missouri territory
  • died September 1, 1838
Route of
Exploration
  1. southwest past the Canary Islands
  2. west across the Atlantic Ocean
  3. Spain
  4. Cuba
  5. back to Spain
  6. Islands near Cuba
  7. Coasts of Central America
  8. Coasts of South America
  1. England
  2. Canada (Cabot claimed it as England)
  3. back to England
  4. North America
  1. America (Caribbean Island)
  2. Borinquen (Puerto Rico)
  3. Florida
  4. Puerto Rico
  5. Cuba
  1. Cuba
  2. Mexico
  1. Newfoundland (Canada)
  2. France
  3. St. Lawrence river
  4. quebec
  5. France
  1. New Mexico
  2. Grand Canyon
  3. Rio Grand Valley
  4. Kansas
  5. Spain
  1. holland
  2. northern shores of europe (near artic circle)
  3. Atlantic coast of north america
  4. hudson river
  5. atlantic
  6. canada
  7. what he belived as the pacific ocean
  1. New France
  2. Ohio River
  3. Mississippi River
  4. lousianna
  5. North Ameriica
  6. Atlantic
  7. Texas
  1. Pennsylvania
  2. Kentucky
  3. Missouri
  4. Iowa
  5. North Dakota
  6. Oregon
Impact
  • He discovered a new world
  • he made it possible for the English settle in North America
  • he explored Florida
  • he and his army defeated the Aztecs
  • He staked France's claim in North America
  • spread Christianity to American Indians
  • He gave England a claim in Canada
  • He gave had given France a claim to the entire Mississippi River
  • The maps that they made, made it possible for other people to travel to the Pacific Ocean