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By John C. Fredriksen

American army Leaders comprises over four hundred A-Z biographies of people akin to Admiral Elmo Zumwalt, who ended thousands of years of culture through permitting ladies to serve on army ships; and, Francis Marion, the Swamp Fox, whose principles of clandestine battle are nonetheless by way of the U.S. exact Forces.Coverage facilities at the striking generals, sergeants, fighter aces, militiamen, theorists, medical professionals, and nurses who make up America's army heritage. This quantity provides their backgrounds, contributions, and value to America's fortunes in conflict. This name additionally cites works for additional study, contains a record of leaders equipped through their army titles, and a entire index.

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There are many memorials to Ponce de León in Puerto Rico. One of the main streets in the capital, San Juan, is named for him. The island’s secondlargest city is also named Ponce. explore with Ponce de León 29 Glossary archaeologists People who study the cultures latitude A measure of how far a location is of the distant past arquebuses Early kinds of guns caravel A small, fast type of sailing ship colony A settlement or territory that is under the political control of a different country compass A device used for navigation with a needle that always points to the north cross-staff A tool for measuring angles between the horizon and the sun or the stars for purpose of navigation dead reckoning Navigating by measuring one’s speed and direction and the time of travel empire A number of territories that all have the same ruler encomienda A land system by which Spanish settlers demanded labor from native peoples equator An imaginary line that runs around the middle of Earth governor Someone who governs a place on behalf of a monarch north or south of the equator magnetized Describes a piece of metal that has been given magnetic qualities manatees Water mammals, sometimes called sea cows middens Piles of ancient food waste, particularly shells and bones missionaries People who try to spread a religion, especially in a foreign land Muslims People who observe the Islamic religion New World A name for the Americas page A young man being trained as a knight pilot A sailor who is skilled at navigating in a particular area of water quadrant An instrument used to measure the height of astronomical bodies above the horizon scurvy A disease caused by lack of vitamin C squire A knight’s attendant yucca A plant which is grown for food Juan Ponce de León is born in Santervás de Campos in Spain, probably in 1460 or 1474.

Augustine and other missions. In the 1600s, the Spanish founded Pensacola. From 1763 to 1784, the British ruled Florida. In 1821, Florida became part of the new United States of America. Onward to Mexico s inue H Search for gold cont Rather than settle Florida, Spanish explorers headed west to make new discoveries. In 1519, Spanish soldier Hernán Cortés led an expedition to Mexico, where he conquered the Aztec people and became governor of New Spain. 28 TRAVEL WITH THE GREAT EXPLORERS spanish america + Language lives on + Spanish influence today Today, the Taíno influence can still be seen in English words, such as hammock and maracas.

Hoogenboom, Lynn. Juan Ponce de León; A Primary Source Biography (Primary Source Library of Famous Explorers). PowerKids Press, 2006. Ponce de León discovers a nearby island named Borikén, which he is convinced has large deposits of gold. 1506 1508 Ponce de León begins the first settlement on San Juan Bautista—now called Puerto Rico—at Caparra. May: Ponce de León is made governor of San Juan Bautista and instructed to extend Spanish settlement there. 1509 Pelleschi, Andrea. Juan Ponce de León (Junior Graphic Famous Explorers).

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