Early Explorers

The Europeans explored north America in 1492. England went out to America  to explore. They didn't  no that they were going to find North America. They explored many things, such as land and riches that came with the land.


Areas Explored: Vikings, The vikings explored Newfoundland, Nova Scotia, Greenland, and Minnesota.
Spain: The Spanish explored The Caribbean Island, New Spain, Central America, Mexico, Florida, Texas, Arizona, and California.
French: French Quiana, Quebec, Canada, and all The Great Lakes.
English: The English explored Virginia, Roanoke Island, New England, South and North Carolina, and New York.                                  
Russians: The Russians explored most parts of Alaska and most of the northern part of Canada.

     Christopher Columbus was not the first European to discover the New World!
Columbus didn't reach the New World until 1492, 500 years after Leif Erickson's arrival in 1001 AD. Leif Erickson was born on October 27,1911 and died on January 29, 1986. Leif Erickson was the first European to set foot on the New World, opening a new land riches for the Vikings to explore.
For some unknown reason, the Vikings only made a few voyages to the New World after Leif.
Unfortunately, this caused his discovery to remain unknown to nearly all of Europe. He changed our history but nobody really new that he did but now that everyone nows he is getting more famouse and i believe that we should have a holiday after him not Christopher Columbus's. That's what Lief Erickson did to our history. 
Vikings: The reason why the vikings explored was because THE LAND and thats all they really wanted to do was find LAND.
Spain:The reason why the Spanish explored was because they wanted Land, riches,gold, and converting the Indians into Christianity.
France: The French wanted to explorer because they wanted furs and they were trying to find the northwest passage.
English:The English explored because they wanted to find money and they were trying to fine the North West passage.  Russia: The Russians explored the north American coast line in 1725 in look  for ships and open seas. They wanted to explore because they wanted to find new things and more things to sell and trade. 

Jacques Cartier
One of the greatest French explorer in French history, Jacques Cartier, was born in 1491 at St Malo in France. He was the first person to explore the Gulf of St Lawrence, and the St Lawrence river. He left for his first expedition on May 10, 1534. This expidition was made by the King of France to discover a western passage, around North America, to Asia. On this journey he discovered the Prince Edward Island. Cartier built a fort at Quebec.His impact on the world was that he was trying to find the north west passage. His journey came to an end with his death on September 1st, 1557 in his hometown St. Malo.

Sir Francis Drake
1540 -1596
Francis Drake was chosen by Queen Elizabeth l of England in 1577 to command a voyage around the world.  Drake was the second captain to circle the globe, the trick had already been turned by the expedition of Ferdinand Magellan in 1519. When the English came over they brought many things with them they brought there religion and there language. The thing that was the most effective was the desies the brought over.

Vitus Bering
Birth and death 1681-1741.
Bering led a expidition to see if Asia and North America connected. He ended up findind nothing and noticed there was not a passage way. He did not actually see North America due to fog.. He changered our history by showing all the people that there was not a passage way and saved many people from death of the trip.Thats what happened with.
Vitus Bering. 

Christipher Colubas was none as the first one to reach the new land that is now none as North America. Christopher, Columbus (1451-1506)He is a Italian Spanish navigator who sailed west across the Atlantic Ocean in search of a route to Asia but achieved fame by making landfall in America instead. On October 12, 1492, two worlds unknown to each other met for the first time on a small island in the Caribbean Sea . While on a voyage for Spain in search of a sea route from Europe to Asia, Christopher Columbus not meening to discovered North America. He effects our history because he was the first one to let everyone no that there was a nother contanet.