Hernando de Soto
Francisco Vasquez de Coronado
To search for gold and a passage to China.
To find new and interesting animals.
To find a shorter route to India.
To buy spices and silk.
Because he liked to be outdoors.
French and English
Russian and English
Russian and Irish Gaelic
Vietnamese and English
Spanish and French
He won the lottery.
He campaigned for money.
He got money from a King.
He had companies pay for his ships.
He was a pirate.
Less than 20 miles per day
Between 20 and 100
Between 100 and 200
Between 200 and 500
More than 500 miles per day
He was good at raising money.
He could read well.
He knew a lot of geography.
He was a good swimmer.
He was a good seaman and leader.
1 year and 2 months
Less than 2 months
Between 6 and 10 months
He wanted to find the rare red breasted monkeys.
He was looking for a passage to the northwest.
He needed to finance his children's university education.
He wanted to find a passage to India.
He was looking for the seven cities of gold.
He was from Canada.
He was from the United States.
He was from England.
He was from Amsterdam, Holland.
He was born in Paris, France.
His wife paid.
His king paid.
A group of business men paid.
He sold his lands to pay.
He borrowed from a bank to pay.
The arctic ocean.
The Mississippi River.
French and English
English and Spanish
Italian and English
English and German
Spanish and Italian
To find gold and riches in South America.
Because King Francis 1 asked to discover land to find gold and precious things.
To find a shorter passage to China.
To discover a route through the Arctic Ocean.
To find the fountain of youth in Mexico.
His Queen wanted him to find new lands.
He wanted to find a shorter route to China.
He wanted to find a city of gold in South America.
He wanted to explore the Atlantic coast of the US.
He was adventurous and wanted to find gold & spices.