Introduction • I am going to talk about John Cabot in this presentation. I will include why he traveled to North America, the obstacles he had during exploring, the reactions from the Native Americans, and his contribution to NYS. There are many reasons why I chose to study this explorer. For example, I wanted to know if all those stories were myths or they were true. This way I can discover what he really did when exploring. Also, I chose him because a lot of people in my older brother’s class say that he was an amazing man. I wanted to know if that was true. Why Did John Cabot Set On An Exploration to North America? • John Cabot traveled to North America for many reasons. John Cabot sailed to North America because the English King Henry VII granted John Cabot the right to seek islands and countries of the godless toward the west, east, and north sailing under the English flag. John Cabot boards his ship, the Matthew, to explore the lands across the Atlantic, hoping to find a North West passage to Indies and China. John Cabot explored to find new land, find riches and gold. When he heard of Columbus’s successful journey he convinced King Henry 7 that England did not have to sit still while the Spaniards help themselves go to a new world. What Were The Obstacles John Cabot Faced Throughout His Exploration? • John Cabot faced a lot of obstacles throughout his exploration. He needed to face harsh weather. Like rain, tornadoes, etc. Also, insects that kill his crew. Moreover, lack of fresh water. Furthermore, disease of starvation, lack of supplies, maps and navigational tools. So he had a lot of problems during exploring. It must have been really hard to survive through these problems. How Did The Native Americans Receive John Cabot? When John Cabot faced the Native Americans they reacted very nicely. John Cabot got along with the first nation peoples traded furs and beaver hats with them. The Native Americans also gave John Cabot water to drink and food to eat. How Did John Cabot Contribute To New York State History? • John Cabot made a contribution to New York State. His contribution was to find new land. He found Canada and North America. He found a new land so people can live there. Also, so people can visit Canada and North America. He found new land for a lot of people. So they can make their own shelter there to live and also make food. Conclusion • In conclusion, John Cabot wanted to find new land for people. He did find it so that is very good. He didn’t stay with his arms crossed. He went to an exploration to find new land and to find spices, and gold for his country.