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DateExplorerAchievement
 First European to reach North American Mainland
 Traveled to the Far East, to what was known then as Cathay or China-Made men want to travel there through his book
 Created navigation school in Sagres, Portugal Explored the western African coastline
 First European to round the Cape of Good Hope
 Made 4 voyages to West Indies and Caribbean Islands
 Sailed to West Indies and South America
 Explored the shores of Newfoundland, Nova Scotia, and Labrador
 First to travel to West Indies around Africa
 Led expedition across Panama and found the Pacific Ocean
 Explored Florida looking for the Fountain of Youth
 Commanded first globe circling voyage
DateExplorerAchievement
 Conquered Aztecs in Mexico
 Searched for a Northwest Passage
 Conquered Peru
 Traveled St. Lawrence River
 Explored American Southeast-Discovered the Mississippi River
 Explored American Southwest
 First English to sail around the world-Defeated the Spanish Armada- Claimed California for England
 Explored eastern coast of North America and the coast of the St. Lawrence River to Lake Huron-Reached Lake Champlain
 Explored Hudson Bay, Hudson River, and Hudson Strait
 Explored Northern Mississippi River
 Traveled to the mouth of the Mississippi River and claimed it for France

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