The Explorers of America - Christopher Columbus
was famous for discovering
America in 1492 while he was searching for a new
trade route to the Indies.
The Explorers of America - Ferdinand Magellan
Ferdinand Magellan was famous for undertaking
first expedition around the world, sailing
through the Straits of Magellan and reaching the
The Explorers of America - Henry Hudson
Henry Hudson discovered the Hudson River. the
Hudson Strait, and Hudson Bay.
The Explorers of America - Francisco Vasquez de
Francisco Vasquez de Coronado explored New
Mexico and the south-western United States and discovered the
Great Plains of Kansas.
The Explorers of America - Leif Ericson
Leif Ericson was the Viking who is
regarded as the first European to
visit the New World.
The Explorers of America - Sir Francis Drake
Sir Francis Drake was famous as the first to
pass from the Atlantic to the Pacific coast of
South America in his ship the Golden Hind.
The Explorers of America - Amerigo Vespucci
Amerigo Vespucci was famous for demonstrating that
the New World was not Asia but an unknown new continent.
The Explorers of America - Jacques Cartier
Jacques Cartier was famous for leading 3
expeditions to Canada, exploring the coast from
the Cape Fear River to Nova Scotia.
The Explorers of America - Hernando de Soto
Hernando de Soto was famous for exploring the south-eastern United States from
Tampa Bay to South Carolina and
crossing the Mississippi River.
The Explorers of America - John Cabot
John Cabot crossed the North Atlantic and
reached the coast of America, north of Nova
The Explorers of America - Ponce de Leon
Ponce de Leon was a famous explorer who sailed
around the southern end of Florida and back to
the West Indies.
The Explorers of America - Giovanni da
Giovanni da Verrazzano was famous foe leading the first
French expedition to explore the coast between the Carolinas and
Newfoundland, including New York Harbor and Narragansett Bay.
The Explorers of America - Samuel de Champlain
Samuel de Champlain was famous as the the
Founder of Quebec City. He was known as 'The
Father of Canada' and discovered Lake Champlain
on the border between New York and Vermont.
The Explorers of America - Sir Walter Raleigh
Sir Walter Raleigh sailed to America with his
half brother the English explorer Sir Humphrey
Gilbert. Sir Walter Raleigh provided backing for
the Virginia colony of Roanoke Island. He is
also famous for introducing tobacco and potatoes
The Explorers of America - Vasco de Balboa
Vasco de Balboa was famous as the first European to lead an expedition to reach the Pacific
Ocean from the New World.