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History & Geography New World

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First people to discover America and who crossed the Bering Sea.
Native Americans
He led people to colonize Greenland.
Eric the Red
He was the first European to reach America.
Leif Ericson
The Portuguese prince who founded a navigation school.
Henry the Navigator
This is what Europeans wanted from the Far East and reached Europe by a difficult land and see route in 1400.
spices
They were pirates and expert sailors who colonized Iceland and recorded the discovery of America in sagas.
Vikings
Means "Before Christ"
B.C.
Means "In the year of the Lord and "Anno Domini"
A.D.
The first European to sail around the bottom of Africa.
Bartholomeu Diaz
The first European to sail to Asia around Africa.
Vasco da Gama
The nation that controlled the first all-water route to Asia and set up forts along the African coast to protect trade route.
Portugal
Columbus sailed for the country of _____.
Spain
Columbus first landed on an island he named______in October of________.
San Salvador 1492
He explored between Florida and the Mississippi River.
Hernando De Soto
He explored and named Florida, looking for the Fountain of Youth.
Ponce de Leon
He led the first voyage around the world.
Ferdinand Magellan
First European settlement in the U.S.
St. Augustine, Florida
Spanish noblemen who came to America to conquer and get rich.
conquistadors
He explored Arizona, New Mexico & Texas.
Francisco Coronado

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