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Hernando de Soto. Hernando de Soto Born c1500-1542. He was a conquistador. He died on May 21 st 1542,after crossing the Mississippi river, he was struck.

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1 Hernando de Soto

2 Hernando de Soto Born c He was a conquistador. He died on May 21 st 1542,after crossing the Mississippi river, he was struck with fever.

3 Hernando’s Travels He sailed in North America. He was the first European to explore Florida, Southeastern America, and the Mississippi River. He also traveled West Indies, Panama, Nicaragua, and Honduras. He also made three voyages.

4 Facts! He explored to get wealthy. He explored Nicaragua with Francisco de Cordoba. They sank his corpse in the Mississippi river.

5 Effects of Exploration! The Europeans brought small pox, chicken pox, and measles. The Native Americans did not have the immunity to fight the Europeans diseases. Much of the Indians either fled the area, or died from contact with the Europeans. The exploration was not a success because the Europeans did not find any gold, prosperity, or colonies.

6 “I am not a die-hard capitalist. I do not view capitalism as a credo. Much more important to me are freedom, compassion for the poor, respect for the social contract, and equal opportunity. But for the moment, to achieve those goals, capitalism is the only game in town. It is the only system we know that provides us with the tools required to create massive surplus value.” HERNANDO DE SOTO, The Mystery of Capital


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