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Friday, June 5, 2015

American Timeline analysis, section 5: 1542

Hello once again people who read this blog!
So you all know the drill by now..
something humorous,
yada yada. On with the post!

1542, date unknown. Hernando de Soto discovers the Mississippi River.

Hernando de Soto was a Spanish explorer and conquistador. He was born in October of 1496 and always dreamed of becoming a great explorer. Well in around 18 years time, he would get that wish granted.
When it was finally Hernandos time to shine, he decided to host an expedition to North America. His main reason? To search for gold, and a passage to China. What else.
He didn't find China though, sadly. Instead he found the Gulf of Mexico, Florida, Georgia, Alamaba, and Mississippi. Upon further exploring these strange locations, he founded the Mississippi River. He was also the first European to cross it. Good for him, he deserves a cookie.
Upon returning to Spain, the Spanish were quite happy to hear of his finds. The Mississippi River allowed the Spanish to further strengthen their claims to the interior of North America.
Hernando ended up dying on the coast of the Mighty Mississippi at the age of 45, due to natural causes.

Well that's all for today. I hope you learned something new, and I'll see you all on Monday. Peace.

1 comment:

  1. Just a couple of things I noticed. 1- When you do your title, all important words, or main words, are capitalized. So, analysis and section should probably be capitalized. 2- I believe in the way you used the word Conquistador, it is a proper noun, and should be capitalized. Good job~!