Early Exploration of the "New World"

This section is where you can lean about the explorers who trekked around the "new world" back in the day, about 500 years ago

Map of the "New World" ca. 1500

Use these links to navigate through the Early Exploration Unit:

Water Route to Asia
Columbus' Plan
Help from Spain's Rulers
Setting Sail
Reaching the Americas
An Expanding Horizon
Spain and Portugal Compete
Europeans Explore Foreign Lands
Invasion of Mexico
Conquest of the Incan Empire
Reasons for Spanish Victories
Other Spanish Explorers
Spain Responds to Competition
Spain and England Clash