European Exploration Spain

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Political

European explorers wanted to lay claim to new land, and to expand the empire.

Social

They also wanted to spread Christianity.

Economic

The main objective for European explorers was to find El Dorado.(city of gold)

Explorers

The main explorers where,

Christopher Columbus-1492 looking for passage to India.

Juan Ponce de Leon- 1st to step foot in FL in 1821

Vasco Nunez de Balboa- 1st European to see the pacific ocean, discovered Panama.

Fernando Magellan- proved the world was round.

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