Explorer Essays

  • explorers from 1500

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    ALBUQUERQUE, AFONSO DEAfonso de Albuquerque (14??-1515) was a Portuguese soldier and explorer who sailed to the Spice Islands (the Moluccas, a group of Islands in Indonesia) in 1507-1511, trying to monopolize trade with this area; from Europe, he sailed around Africa to the Indian Ocean. He was appointed the Viceroy of India by King Emmanuel in 1509. He forcibly destroyed the Indian city of Calicut in January, 1510, and took Goa (in southern India) in March, 1510, claiming Goa for Portugal. AYLLON

  • Sacajawea - Explorer Of The Frontier

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    Sacagawea – Explorer of the American Frontier In order to understand how important Sacagawea was to the Lewis and Clark's mission to the Pacific, her history and the history of her people must be told. An explorer known as Captain Clarke wrote that in order to pronounce the Indian words correctly, every letter sound must be made. There has been much debate on the spelling of the young explorer's name, since the letters to not match the sound (ex. "Sacajawea" does not match "Sah-cah' gah-we-ah)

  • Balboa, a Spanish conqueror and explorer

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    Balboa, a Spanish conqueror and explorer. Vasco Nuñez de Balboa, a Spanish conqueror and explorer, was the first to see the coast of the Pacific Ocean. He saw the ocean in September of 1513, from the top of a mountain of what is now Panama. On September 29, 1523, Balboa claimed it and all its shores for Spain. His findings opened Spanish explorations and conquests along the western coast of South America began. The Spanish called the ocean the South Sea because it lay south of the isthmus

  • Marco Polo’s Influence On Later Explorers

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    have been as significant as his impact, he was very influential. Marco Polo served as an influence to many later explorers. Whether it was through his book, The Travels of Marco Polo, which focused mainly on descriptions of spices and commercial goods and many other interesting trade items he encountered in his travels, he sparked an interest and desire of not only Europe, but later explorers as well . Marco Polo was viewed to have had definite charm and also having much capability. He has also proven

  • Differences Between Google Chrome and Internet Explorer

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    Although Google Chrome and Internet Explorer are both web browsers that serve the same fundamental purpose, there are certain key differences that attract users to one or the other. The first and most obvious difference is the design of the actual browser. Google Chrome aims to be more of a lightweight browser, so it features a limited set of options under its preferences, a larger browser window, and the omnibar, which combines both the search functions and the web functions into one. This allows

  • The Explorer

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    Christopher Columbus, one of the most well-known explorers, endeavoured to find a passage to India going west, but found the West Indies instead. He obviously did not find what he was looking for. Like Columbus, the man in Gwendolyn Brooks’ poem, “The Explorer”, does not find what he is looking for either. Brooks’ explorer attempts to find a quiet haven where he does not have to make any decisions, where all is peace. In this poem, Brooks employs figurative language, diction, and structure to demonstrate

  • Club For Explorers

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    special accomplishment. They may even explore to help with research or scientific knowledge. Explorers make new discoveries every day. In order to be a successful explorer a person needs to be brave. They also need to be adventurous and not have much fear. Finally, explorers need to be intelligent. As stated, explorers must have a wide variety of qualities and skills. Why are explorers brave? An explorer must be brave because they can easily face many dangers when in a new area. There could be obstacles

  • Explorer Essay

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    themselves, and that was evident through their personal writings. Christopher Columbus knew what he was doing was ground breaking and he was going down in the history books after his voyage. However, Christopher Columbus was not the most selfless explorer. Because Christopher Columbus knew other people were going to read his accounts, he wanted to make sure it seemed...

  • Motives of Exploration of the New World

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    European explorers, exploring the other side of the Atlantic was like exploring an entire different world, hence the name- the New World. In 1492, Christopher Columbus unknowingly discovered the new continent. His original motives for exploring was to find an easier route to Asia but instead, he discovered the New World. Thus; Spain, France and England began sending out conquistadors and explorers to the uncharted terrains of the new continent. Motives for the Spanish, French, and English explorers varied

  • The Lewis And Clark Expedition

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    American history is accompanied by a long list of explorers who first discovered and who explored the massive continent. All of the explorers had an impact on the development of America. The Lewis and Clark expedition, also known as the Corps of Discovery, stands prominently at the top part of this list. The Lewis and Clark Expedition has had a significant political, social, and economic effect on America. They were the first to map out the west and set off westward expansion. Without the success

  • Francisco Pizarro

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    fought in many battles. Pizarro always wanted to explore and sail. Pizarro set sail to Urabi. He lost many men during his explorations. He went to Cartagena, where he met another explorer named Balboa and they became close friends. When Balboa was beheaded by his successor, Pedrarias Davila, Pizarro followed another explorer along the Pacific coast. He went on another exploration into the territory of the around present day Costa Rica.

  • Essay On La Salle

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    La Salle La Salle, René-Robert Cavelier, Sieur de (1643-1687), French explorer in North America, who navigated the length of the Mississippi River and claimed the Louisiana region for France. La Salle was born on November 22, 1643, in Rouen, France, and educated by the Jesuits. In 1666 he immigrated to Canada, was granted land on the St. Lawrence River, and became a trader. From 1669 to 1670 he explored the region south of Lakes Ontario and Erie, and he later claimed to have discovered the Ohio

  • French Fur Trade

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    The French Fur Trade Beginning in the mid sixteenth century, French explorers were able to establish a powerful and lasting presence in what is now the Northern United States and Canada. The explorers placed much emphasis on searching and colonizing the area surrounding the St. Lawrence River “which gave access to the Great Lakes and the heart of the continent”(Microsoft p?). They began exploring the area around 1540 and had early interactions with many of the Natives, which made communication easier

  • The Media as an Agent in Socialization

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    biggest mass media in this country and has positive and negative aspects. There are some programs which are very helpful with lots of information for the children. For example; on channel thirty-three, there is a good program called “Dora the explorer”. Children can learn to speak Spanish and also do things such as singing, standing up and pronouncing words in English. On the same channel, there is also a program called “Blue’s Clues”. In this program, children learn how to think, sing and

  • Age Of Exploration Essay

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    of Exploration many explorers wanted to explore for many different reasons. Since they wanted to explore, they did explore and they made discoveries and explorations, and as a result, many effects many effects were made on the world. The Age of Exploration began as a result of new technologies that guided explorers during sea voyages. Explorers used many tools and technologies during The Age of Exploration, to explore and make discoveries. Technology and tools that explorers used, included, caravels

  • Essay On Child Exploration

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    YOUNG CHILDREN BECOMING COMPETENT EXPLORERS THROUGH EXPLORATORY PLAY Understanding the world is all about a child’s knowledge and understanding of their world. It can include exploring, investigating, discovering the living world, people, nature and technology around them. Young children’s knowledge and understanding the world or scientific knowledge and understandings develop as they explore the world around them (Johnston, 2011: 60). Science, as a subject, is intrinsically fascinating to children

  • Pathfinders: A Global History of Exploration by Felipe Fernandez-Armesto

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    are a constant pleasure." According to Fernández-Armesto, "explorers were the engineers of history's infrastructures, the builders of the causeways of culture, foragers of links, spinners of webs." For many, the idea of exploration evokes images of adventure and excitement, risk and anticipation. Explorers are the trailblazers, ... ... middle of paper ... ...d that challenges contemporary American romanticized ideas about early explorers motives and contributions to global history such as Christopher

  • National Geographic: Mysteries Underground

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    with cave explorers and got to see all the beautiful untouched natural formations such as gypsum chandeliers, gnarled calcite columns, and jewel-like lakes. It showed and talked about all the careful proceders the cave explorers go through. It also talked about how the formations were made over such a long time. I learned many interesting things that would never seem possible. In the world's new most exotic ,Lechuguilla, cave there lied water so clean and clear that the cave explorers were forced

  • Christopher Columbus

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    who had killed many innocent people? Though Columbus Day is celebrated no one really knows for what reasons. Most Americans just enjoy their day off. Would they celebrate Columbus Day if they really knew the facts? Christopher Columbus was an explorer funded by the Spanish king and Queen to find other lands, gold, goods, and other beings. As he was sent on his journey he stumbled upon a country in what is know today as America. At this time there on this mysterious land lived the Arawak Indians

  • Marco Polo Essay

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    very important influence for his country. Marco Polo was born in was born in Venice, Italy in 1254. Marco Polo was a influence for exploring for Europe. Marco Polo had sailed for Italy. He had many positive effects on Europe and had inspired many explorers. He explored Asia from 1271 to 1295. When Marco had reached Asia he was a personal helper of Kublai Khan. Kublai Khan was a Mongol leader. Marco's father and Uncle had both went exploring and were merchants when he was little. Marco's father and