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Exploration Leads to Discovery, New Understanding, and Change

By lshaner
  • Period: Jan 1, 900 to

    Age of Exploration

  • Apr 28, 988

    Leif moves in with Thryker

    Leif moves in with Thryker
    Leif moves in with a man named Thryker, who his dad captured from greenland. As viking tradition kids do not grow up with their family's so leif grew up with Thryker. thrykerr taught leif everything he needed to know including the use of weopons, and russian tounge.
  • Apr 28, 995

    Erik is banished

    Erik is banished
    Erik the red (Leif's father) was banished from iceland from the king, because he got into a fight and ended up killing/murdering the man that he faught with.Erik is shown in lego because of our lego presentation.
  • Apr 28, 1020

    Finding Thorgana

    Finding Thorgana
    Leif and his crew sailed and found land that had already been discovered. Here he met a woman named Thorgana, who soon became leif's wife
  • Apr 28, 1022

    Leif discovers North America

    Leif discovers North America
    Leif was the first man to reach North America, yep thats right sorry Columbus fans sorry to bring the bad news but it's true Leif was the first.
  • Apr 28, 1024

    Leif discovers Greenland

    Leif discovers Greenland
    Leif discovers Greenland shortly after Erik was Bannished Erik came alonand so did Thryker!
  • Aug 23, 1487

    The Cape of Hope is discovered!

    The Cape of Hope is discovered!
    Bartolomeu Dias and his crew ventured out into the vast open sea with plans to find a trade route with india. After a while a wicked storm threw them of course and they headed the wrong way. Bartolomeu Dias was forced to turn back because of the crews fears. On the return trip land was spotted. Land Ho! the Cape of Good Hope was founded by Bartolomeu Dias
  • May 20, 1498

    Vasco da Gama Reaches India

    Vasco da Gama Reaches India
    Vasco's voyage had the perpose of sailing around Africa to India. He sailed with the intent of signing a treaty of trade with India. Sadly he didn't sign the treaty because the Zamorin (the indian's leader) was unwilling to sign the treaty. Although on the bright side, Vasco still made trades before he left and he made his mark in history!
  • May 29, 1500

    New territory found

    New territory found
    Bartolomeu also went on another expedition but he did not lead it. Pedro Alvares Calbra's led this expedition to trade with India. Yet again, due to their confusion about their location. They sailed way to far southeast that they reached land never seen before by the europeans. this was a new territory to them that was eventually named Brazil.
  • Jun 15, 1502

    Amerigo Vespucci Naming the new world

    Amerigo Vespucci Naming the new world
    The reason why North Anerica is made by because he was the first one to recognize the contenent. So when they discoverd South America also Amerigo was the first one to recognize South America he recognized it first because he knew it was South of North America.
  • Apr 2, 1513

    Juan Ponce De Leon Finding Florida

    Juan Ponce De Leon Finding Florida
    Juan Ponce De Leon found Florida on April 2, 1513, calling it "Pascua de Florida" ( Feast of Flowers) because he had landed on Palm Sunday. He had landed on the northeast coast of Florida where there were many beautiful flowers, which was another reason for naming the land, Florida.
  • Apr 21, 1518

    Hernando Cortes Reaches Yucatan

    Hernando Cortes Reaches Yucatan
    On April 21,1518 Hernando Cortes Reaches the small island of Yucatan(now the state of Tabasco) where he was sent by Diego Velazquez to build a colony.There, he battled Native Americans and captured many people including an Aztec princess, who then became his interpreter and advisor.
  • Oct 21, 1520

    Ferdinand Magellan Reaches the Strait of Magellan

    Ferdinand Magellan Reaches the Strait of Magellan
    Magellan and his crew had been searching for a passage into the next ocean, but he was unable to find one before the winter months were upon them, so they were forced to stay a winter in South America, and when they set off again, they could not find one until October. Because the ocean that he found was much calmer than the rough Strait, he called it the Pacific Ocean, the name we still use today.
  • Sep 6, 1522

    Ferdinand Magellan's Crew Returns from Circumnavigating the Globe

    Ferdinand Magellan's Crew Returns from Circumnavigating the Globe
    Because Magellan died before the voyage was completed, he did not see his crew back home. It was unfortunate that only 17 of the original 240 crew members made it back. Only one ship of the original five, the Victoria, returned to her home port. These men, and Ferdinand Magellan especially, even if they were not recognized as such until much later.
  • Mar 27, 1577

    Sir Francis Drake takes off

    Sir Francis Drake takes off
    Sir Francis Drake sails off to be the first Englesh man to sail aruond the world in a three year expiditon.
  • Mar 27, 1580

    Drake reterns

    Drake reterns
    After three hard but good years Drake reterns with all sorts of goods.
  • Hudson found Antartica

     Hudson found Antartica
    In 1607 Henry went on is fist voyage to Asia but went to Antartica by mistake.He went back to Europe as a failer.
  • Trading

    Trading
    Hudson got to the Grand Banks, there him and his crew met Native Americans and they traded.He found things he really needed and traded it for things he did'nt need, then he moved on to Cap Cod on August 4.
  • James Cook struck the Great Barrier reef

    James Cook struck the Great Barrier reef
    James had struck the great barrier reef but James had then still went on!!!!!!!!!!!! After that James then finished his repairs on the 10th of Janurary.
  • James crossed the Antarctic Circle

    James crossed the Antarctic Circle
    James and his crew was the first ships to be recorded to cross the Antarctic Circle. After that he had been caught in some fog along the way to New Zealand but the fog had seperated some of his crews.
  • Lewis and Clark first winter during expedition

    Lewis and Clark first winter during expedition
    They built Fort Mandan this winter, close to Washburn, North Dakota. They met a French-Canadian fur trapper named Toussaint Charbonneau while they were at Fort Mandan and his wife Sacagawea helped translate for them with the local Mandan tribe because they were in their territory.
  • Lewis and Clark reach the Pacific Ocean

    Lewis and Clark reach the Pacific Ocean
    They reached the Pacific coast and voted to camp on the south side of the Columbia River building Fort Clatsop. The ironic thing about it though is that Sacagawea and York (Clark's slave) got to participate in the vote making this possibly the first time when a women and a slave were allowed to vote. They began returning on March 23, 1806.
  • James Beckwourth's trading post

    James Beckwourth's trading post
    From 1838 to 1840 James became a free fur trader, with his crew and money he built a trading post in Pueblo, Colorado.
  • James Beckwourth's time in the Mexican War

    James Beckwourth's time in the Mexican War
    In 1846 the Mexican War started as James Beckwouth was heading back into the United States. He brought about 1,800 stolen Mexican horses as prey of war. In the war, he was a messenger with the US Army, and helped smother the other sides Revolt.
  • James Beckwourth's new pass [Beckwourth Pass]

    James Beckwourth's new pass [Beckwourth Pass]
    James Beckwourth [a black man] discovered "Beckwourth Pass". Beckwourth Pass is located in the Sierra Nevada Mountains.
  • Powell is Getting Ready to Go

    Powell is Getting Ready to Go
    Powell adopts the family horse to take with him on the expedition, and finds his crew. Also, he said good bye to most of his family and friends, and took a few people with him. He tries finding food that will supply him for ten months
  • Powell's Fire in the Camp

    Powell's Fire in the Camp
    Indians were interrupted in their sleep and found Powell and his crew at their camp. In their sleep, the crew's camp got burned to the ground, making them leave and use some of the last of their camp supplies for the next few months.
  • They Go Back Home

    They Go Back Home
    Finally, they went back home and celebrated Christmas late with their families. Some families nothice that the people had come back, but they didn't have any family members come back to them.
  • Ernest takes expedition

    Ernest takes expedition
    Ernest goes on an expedition with Celements Markham. He was in charge of storing supplies and entertainment. On the 8th of January, 1901 Ernest reached there destination, Antartica Coast, Via Capetown and New Zealand.
  • Reaching It First

    Reaching It First
    In 1909 Peary, Matthew, and four eskimos reached the Artic they saw the pole they ran to see who could be the first to the North Pole.Matthew out ran them all.
  • Endurance Sinks

    Endurance Sinks
    Ernest decided to lead an expedition, the boats name was named Endurance. When the ice came the ship started to flow(ice flow) at that time EWrnest called for the abandoment to the boat. On 24 of October 1915 the Endurance sunk.
  • They made it to Elephant island!

    They made it to Elephant island!
    On April 9,1915 Ernest and his men got to Elephant island, this was the first time they had stood up in about 397 days! Talk about bad luck. Ernest's men had been on mounts of flouting ice for 2 weeks, after the Endurance sunk the men hauled all of there stuff onto the ice. This made the men cold, but Ernest was a big help, for he gave his own mittens to a man named Frank Hurely. This act not only made him colder but it alsomade him suffer of a severe heart attack.
  • Pesident Found Out

     Pesident Found Out
    President Roosevelt reconized Matthew for finding the north pole not peary.Peary was known as a trader to his friend.Matthew acted as if Peary actuly did find the pole.When the president reconized Matthew Matthew did not like Peary at all.