Paris TackerWorld History Semester 1Sir Francis DrakeOctober 4th, 2017
Explorers were a very important part in the history of many countries. Sir Francis Drake was an English explorer who was known to be a privateer. He explored the ocean and found many treasures. Within doing this he got many people who betrayed him beheaded by using false claims because he felt betrayed. Francis Drake was given command of his own ship named Judith. On this ship Francis Drake and his cousin John Hawkins sailed to Africa and became illegal slave traders. In doing this he found his love for sailing and traveled back and forth from Africa and America to carry over the slaves being sold. While doing this he also brought many things back from America in return for the slaves he brought to them. With this trading throughout the two countries he brought back items and supplies like potatoes and other forms of livestock.