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French coming to America

By zsg
  • Sep 10, 1534

    Jacques Cartier Failed

    He failed to find a passage for a shortcut for ships sailing west to Asia.
  • Period: Oct 20, 1534 to

    France Claiming America

  • Nov 12, 1534

    France sent Jacques Cartier

    France sent Jacques Cartier
    France sent Jacques Cartier to explore the Atlantic coastline of North America.
  • Feb 13, 1562

    Jean Ribault described America

    Jean Ribault described America as "One of the greatest and faryest havens of the world."
  • Dec 2, 1564

    The French planned a new colony

    In 1564, under the leadership of Rene Goulaine de Laudonniere, the French planned another colony.
  • Sep 30, 1565

    French were killed

    In September 1565, Spanish soldiers slaughtered the French colonists.