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
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Personal
Background
Born 1451 in Genoa,Italy
Shopkeeper in Venice Italy
Young Soilder
Lived in Cuba
Sailor and Navigator
Comander
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A French noblemen

Sponsor
Queen Isabella and King Ferdinand
Of Spain
King Henry the 7th
Christopher Columbus
Aztects
French King
The Spanish
Dutch East India Company
Borrowing

Motives
To obtain the spices and silks of Asia
To obtain the spices and silks of Asia
Become a Military Commander
Become Rich
To find the Northwest Passage
To find Gold and Riches
A northern sea route to Asia
Having wealth and building settlements

Dates
August 3, 1492- October 12, 1492
May, 1497-June 24
1506
1519
1534
1540-1542
1609
1681

Route of
Exploration
Spain to Cuba
Bristol England to Canada
Cuba to Florida
Cuba to Mexico
France - The St Lawrence River
Mexico To Southwest
England to Hudson River
Down The Mississippi River

Impact
They Brought Back Gold
Claimed Canada For English Land
To Find Gold
Mexico became Spanish
Claimed Quebec For France
Spreading Christianity
A claim to North America
France a claim at Mississippi Valley