Spanish Explorers on a ship
"Once Columbus brought back word of a new world across the sea, Spanish
explorers and restless conquistadores sailed eagerly across the Atlantic
in search of fame and fortune, all sanctioned by Spain, to fuel their
growing empire with new colonies, gold, and converts to Christianity."
|Photo credit: Still frame from "Hernando DeSoto in America." Original video provided courtesy of the DeSoto National Memorial.
Florida: Social Studies Resources for Students and Teachers
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