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Name___________________________________Date_______________Period_________ Research each explorer and complete the chart Explorer Places & dates explored What country(or countries) did he sail for? Motivations for Exploration Christophe r Columbus He had explored the Lesser Antilles in 1493, Hispaniola in 1495, and the eastern coast of Central America in 1502 L anded on various Caribbean islands that are now the Bahamas as well as the island later called Hispaniola. To sail to the new world Vasco da Gama Vasco had explored India 1497 form Portugal India and European Gold, Spices, and other riches were valuable in Europe. Ferdinand Magellan Set out from Spain in 1519 with a fleet of five ships to discover a western sea route to the Spice Islands. En route he discovered what is now known as the Strait of magellan. to find another
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Unformatted text preview: route to eastern asia . Asia and Europe Spices Vasco Nunez de Balboa helped establish the first stable settlement on the South American continent at Darién, on the coast of the Isthmus of Panama. In 1513. south america ,panama and the pacific ocean Gold Jacques Cartier Jacques had when and explored the New World in search of riches and a new route to Asia in 1534. His exploration of the St. Lawrence River allowed France to lay claim to lands that would become Canada. Asia and Canada. Gold and Spices John Cabot To North America, where he claimed land in Canada for England in 1497. Canada and England. To find new land. Henry Hudson He had Dutch in1609 tried to discover a short route from Europe to Asia through the Asia and Dutch. To f ind a northwest passage to Asia. Arctic Ocean,and Hudson bay....
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