Monthly Archives: April 2011

Christopher Columbus

Now, many of us know the story of how Chris appealed to the court of Ferdenand and Isabella but, you may be suprised to find out that not only was he a greedy man but, he was also a Catalan (not from … Continue reading

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Louis Jolliet

Louis Jolliet was a french explorer and was a cartographer. He was born before September 21, 1645 and died after May, 1700. He got an education in what is now called Canada, then called New France. After he was done, … Continue reading

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Hernandez de Cordoba

In February of 1517 Cordoba was sent by Diego Velazquez, the governor of Cuba to explore the Yucatan Peninsula of Mexico.  Cordoba went with 3 ships and 110 men to explore Mexico, he was  the first European to encounter the … Continue reading

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Jacques Cartier

Jacques Cartier, a french navigator, was born in 1491. He was born in the French sea port of Saint-Malo. He made his first documented voyage to the New World in 1534. Cartier landed on the Gaspe Peninsula and claimed it … Continue reading

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FRANCISCO PIZARRO

Francisco Pizarro was born in 1478 in Trujillo, Spain He was born to his mother and father, who were not married. Pizarro’s father was the Royal Infantry Captain of Spain. Pizarro never went to school as a boy, so he … Continue reading

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Bartolomé de las Casas

Bartolomé de las Casas was a discoverer of the New World and an extreme advocate for Native American rights. However, this tolerance came at an extreme cost to the Africans, whom he said could do four times as much work … Continue reading

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John Cabot

John Cabot was born in Italy in 1450, but moved to Bristol, England in 1483. When news returned to Europe that Christopher Columbus had found the “New World,” Cabot convinced King Henry VII (the king of England) that Spain would … Continue reading

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Microsoft

Microsoft, which has the highest revenue of any multinational company, is a very large name all over the world. Even though this company was started fairly recently, in 1975, is a world superpower in technology. This company’s main reason for … Continue reading

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Apple, Inc.

Apple is a multinational corporation that produces software and other technological equipment. So far, they’ve made billions producing computers, iPods, iPhones, iPads, and iTV. It was established in 1976 but Steve Wozniak, Steve Jobs, and Ronald Wayne when they tried … Continue reading

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BP

Even though the oil spill has had a huge impact on BP they still are making billions upon billions of dollars a year. They can stil do this because oil is needed in every country that has cars or basically … Continue reading

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