Explorer's

Explorer's

a. Describe the reasons for, obstacles to, and accomplishments of the Spanish , French, and English explorations of John Cabot ,Vasco Nunez de Balboa , Juan Ponce de Leon, Christopher Columbus, Henry Hudson ,and Jacques Cartier . JOHN CABOT 1450 - 1498 Sponsored by : England

Obstacles : No maps Purpose : Wanted to reach Asia Achievements : Landed on the eastern coast of Canada, where fish were , Europeans went there to set up fishing companies CHRISTOPHER COLUMBUS 1451-1506

Sponsored by: grew up in Italy , funded by Spain Obstacles: no maps fought with Native Americans for there riches Purpose: sail west to reach Asia , spices and gold Achievements : made 3 voyages with several ships settled in central and s. America

JUAN PONCE DE LON 1460 - 1521 Sponsor country: Spain Obstacles: Native Americans resisted his take over in Florida Purpose: Find gold and a legendary Fountain of youth Achievements: first European to reach Florida

VASCO NUNEZ DE BALBOA 1475 -1519 Sponsor country : Spain Obstacles : Fought with native Americans Purpose: Find new land for Spanish settlers to own, find a quick overland route to the Pacific Ocean , riches Achievements: sailed to present day Panama in c. America crossed the mountains and

jungles of Panama and became the first European to reach the eastern part of the Pacific ocean JACQUES CARTIER 1491- 1557 Sponsored by : France Obstacles : sailors caught many diseases ; native Americans helped

and made medicines for them Purpose : find a water route to Asia , claims lands and riches for France Achievements : sailed over 1000 miles along the St. Lawrence river in Canada HENRY HUDSON 1565-1611 Sponsored by: England

Obstacles: Crew mutinied in cold climate Purpose: Discover the Northwest passage Asia Achievements: Sailed up the Hudson River in present New York COLUMBUS FACTS Columbus was born in 1451.

2. Columbus landed on the island of San Salvador in the Caribbean Sea. 3.Columbus died in 1506. 1. HUDSON FACTS 1

QUIZ TIME?!?! Which two explorers were sponsored by Spain? A. Hudson & Balboa B. Balboa & Juan C. Columbus & Cabot Answer is B QUIZ TIME 2?!?!

Who found water route to Asia ? A. Hudson B. Balboa C. Cartier Answer is C

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