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Locating the Site

Map 1: North and South America, 1562.

1562 Map of North and South America
(Library of Congress)

Questions for Map 1

1) Use a modern map of the world to locate the present-day state of Florida and the nations of France and Spain. Where are they on Map 1?

2) Why do you think 16th-century European nations wanted to colonize southeastern North America? What reasons might a Spaniard or Frenchman have for crossing the ocean and settling on the east coast of that continent?

3) Based on your comparison of a modern map with Map 1, in what ways is Map 1 inaccurate? How is it accurate? Why do you think the maps are different?

 

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