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By outting a cross on the land that thry came ashore. They usually claimed land they knew nothing about. After that yhey leave and move on.

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Explorers went on expeditions to find new land and new trade routes. Once they found the land they converted Native Americans that lived there (if the were any) to their religion. If there were not anyone there they would move people from their country to the new land that they found.

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Usually, explorers claimed lands and riches for their homeland. Not much else to it other than they probably recieved lots of fame and fortune for claiming land.

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