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Unformatted text preview: the Americas opened the doors to future European exploration. Spain Spain San Salvador Juan Ponce de Leon Juan • Ponce de Leon sailed for Spain • He went looking for the Fountain of Youth • He was the first European to land on the peninsula of Florida • Ponce de Leon explored the area that later became St. Augustine, the first Spanish settlement in the New World Ponce de Leon’s Journey Spain Florida Jacques Cartier • Cartier sailed for France. • He was looking for the Northwest passage to the Indies. • He explored the St. Lawrence River in Canada, near what later became Quebec. Jacques Cartier’s Voyage St . L aw eR renc i v er France Christopher Newport Christopher Christopher Newport sailed for England. He was sent by the Vir...
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