Pedro Menendez

Pedro Menendez

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  • Pedro Menéndez was born Febuary 15th 1519 Aviles Spain. He is a spanish expolore known for founding St. Augustine Florida. 
  • The King ordered Menéndez to build a colony in Florida to drive out the french.   
  • Ribault planned to attack the spanish. he sent ships south to attack st.augustine but a hurricane destroyed may of the boats.   
  • Spanish soldiers killed the few survivors who managed to reach shore. Menèndez then sent forces overland to capture. Fort Caroline ordered them to kill everyone at the french fort expect women,children and Roman Catholics. 
  • The Spanish victory ended France's attempt to control Florida. Menéndez served as governor of Florida for ten years, Menéndez founded the settlement of "Santa Elena' or present  day "South Carolina" . 
  • Technology - the use of scientific knowledge , and a computer . Compass - Navigation aid , tells you which direction to go .  Alter - to change . To change something. Devote - to commit to something .  
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