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  1. Amerigo Vespucci
    first European know to explore part of South America and call it the New World
  2. Christopher Columbus
    • Discovered America in October 1492- 
    • Columbus sailed the ocean blue
    • in the year 1492
  3. Ferdinand Magellan
    one of his ships was the first ship to sail completely around the world
  4. Joao Vaz Corte-Real
    gave Portugal a claim to the Americas before the Line of Demarcation was established
  5. Juan Ponce de Leon
    discovered the flower-covered peninsula of Florida while searching for the "fountain of youth"
  6. Montezuma II
    Aztec emperor
  7. Pedro Alvares Cabral
    after being blown far off course, landed on the shores of Brazil and claimed it for Portugal
  8. Snorri Thorfinnsson
    first recorded birth of a white child in North America
  9. Vasco Nunez de Balboa
    called the Pacific Ocean the "South Sea"
  10. Atahualpa
    Inca ruler taken hostage by Spanish explorers in 1531
  11. Francesco Pizarro
    conquered the Inca Empire through greed and deceit
  12. Francisco Vasquez de Coronado
    explored the territory that is now the states of Arizona, New Mexico, Texas, Oklahoma, kansas
  13. Hernando de Soto
    discovered the mighty Mississippi river
  14. Jacques Cartier
    discovered and sailed up the St. Lawrence River
  15. Jacques Marquette
    along with Louis Jolliet thought the Mississippi river might be the long-sought-for northwest passage
  16. King John III
    appointed seven men, who are acknowledged as the "Founder of Brazil" to administrate the colony of Brazil
  17. Sieur de La Salle
    called the huge region he claimed for France "Lousiana"
Card Set
Social Studies pace 85
explorers names and descriptions