$400 Question from H3 This explorer was the first French explorer to explore the Missippi River all the way to the Gulf of Mexico. He claimed the Ohio and Mississippi River valley for France, called Louisiana.
$300 Question from H4 This explorer sailed around the tip of South America raiding and stealing silver and gold from Spanish ships. He circumnavigated the world and helped to defeat the Spanish Armada.
Final Jeopardy For many years, Christopher Columbus was known as the first European to “discover” America in 1492. It is now known that the Viking Leif Ericson actually discovered North American several years before Columbus. In what year is it estimated that Ericson landed in North America?