Who is John Cabot?

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Who is John Cabot?

Age of Exploration:

The period of time from the early 1400s through the early 1800s is often referred to as the 'age of exploration.' This is because European explorers set out to 'discover' the other areas of the world, often for the purpose of finding riches, spices, or to establish colonies in the 'new world.'

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John Cabot is believed to be the first European explorer to visit North America following the Vikings' explorations in the 11th century AD. Cabot, an...

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John Cabot, Explorer: Voyage, Facts & Accomplishments

from High School US History: Homework Help Resource

Chapter 2 / Lesson 12
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