Christopher Columbus And Hernan Cortes

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Christopher Columbus sailed the ocean blue in 1492. His discovery of the New World created a chain reaction leading to the Age of Exploration. Portugal, Spain, England, Holland, and France immediately set forth to claim land and set up a colonization in the New Worlds. Many explorers were sent out to claim whatever land they could for their country. Explorers such as Jacques Cartier, Francisco Pizzaro, Francisco Vasquez De Coronado, and Hernando Cortes were all looking for land to claim. However, in this time, there was an explorer who looked for more than land. He was searching for the Fountain of Youth. Who was he? He was Juan Ponce de Leon. Juan Ponce de Leon was born in Santervas de Campos, Spain in 1475. He served as a page to the prince,

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