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Explorers
Country (Sponsor)
Christopher Newport
England
Reasons for Exploring
Successes/Achievement
Jacques Cartier
France
Christopher Columbus
Spain
To discover riches and land to conquer.
First European to land in Florida (near St. Augustine); gave Spain claim to Florida.
Juan Ponce de Leon
Spain
To find a western sea route to Asia.
*First European to discover a sea route to America:
*discovered "New World"
*Landed in San Salvador
*To discover riches
*To find western sea route to Asia;
*To colonize Virginia
Arrived at present day Jamestown; made four additional voyages bringing more people to Jamestown; was one of the first men to reach the Fall Line of the James River.
To colonize the New World.
Explored the St. Lawerence River Valley (near Quebec, Canada) and gave France a North American claim.