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Reasons for Exploring Explorers Trivia Major Accomplishments Part 1 Major Accomplishments Part 2 Positive and Negative Effects of Exploration
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What is to find a western route to Asia
Christopher Columbus's main reason for exploring
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Who is Marco Polo
A book was written about this explorer's travels by foot and inspired many others to explore
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Who is Marco Polo
This explorer traveled over 6,000 miles by foot
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Who is Vasco da Gama
This explorer was the first person to sail from Europe to East Asia/India by going south and east around the Cape of Good Hope.
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What is they caught cod and formed a big industry in England, as well as they created a much shorter route to North America (ONE of these)
A positive effect of John Cabot's exploration of North America
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What is for adventure, learning new technology, and looking for spices (must have at least ONE of these)
Marco Polo's main reason for exploring
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What is a conquistador
The Spanish term for conqueror
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Who is Christopher Columbus
This explorer was the first European to discover North America
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Who is John Cabot
This explorer claimed part of the land in North America, now known as New Found Land, for England
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Who is Vasco da Gama
A negative effect of this explorer's adventures is that he offended the leader of India and failed to get a trade relationship with them due to religious differences
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What is to find a sea route to India by going east
Vasco da Gama's main reason for exploring
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Who is Hernan Cortes
The explorer who sunk his own ships so that his crew had to stay and fight the Aztecs
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Who is Hernando de Soto
This explorer was the first European to see and cross the Mississippi River.
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Who is Ferdinand Magellan
This explorer and his crew were the first Europeans to sail all the way to Asia by going west. His crew was also the first group to sail around the world.
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What is many died from disease, and many were forced to work for them in encomienda systems
A negative effect that Juan Ponce De Leon's exploration had on the native people of the Americas
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What is to search for gold and to claim land for Spain (Must have at least ONE of these)
Hernando de Soto's main reason for exploring
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Who is John Cabot
The explorer who, along with his crew, caught cod and sold it back in England, which later made it a huge industry
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Who is Juan Ponce De Leon
This explorer was the first European to explore MAINLAND North America
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Who is Sir Francis Drake
This person was hired by England to weaken Spain's power, partly by destroying the Spanish armada
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Who is Amerigo Vespucci
A positive effect of this explorer's adventures was that he was able to use constellations to navigate in the Southern Hemisphere.
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What is to take land away from Spain, defeat the Spanish Armada, and to kill Spanish people (must have at least ONE of these)
Sir Francis Drake's main reason for "exploring"
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What is an encomienda system
The Spanish term for a system of slavery
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Who is Amerigo Vespucci
This explorer was the first to prove, through mapping, that North and South America were separate continents from Asia
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Who is Francisco Pizzaro
This explorer defeated the Incan Empire and claimed much of South America for Spain
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Who is Francisco Pizzaro
This explorer's brutal treatment of slaves led the King of Spain to pass a law to get rid of slavery (the encomienda system)






Early European Exploration

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