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Who is Zheng He?
7 Key Facts Zheng He had a giant fleet of ships Zheng He had many expeditions before Columbus Chinese made maps of the New World used by Columbus and Da Gama Chinese settlements have been found in America Chinese junks (or ships) could travel long distances and had good technology China used magnetic compasses Sailors kept healthy by eating and growing beans on the junk Tombs of Chinese Buddhists found in America
Essay Question Is it possible that the Chinese reached North America before the Europeans? Why or Why not? Support your answer with evidence from the article. Essay Format Introduction Evidence 1 Evidence 2 Evidence 3 Conclusion Words not to use: I, we, my, me, you, etc.