Sep 10, 1534
Jacques Cartier FailedHe 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 CartierFrance sent Jacques Cartier to explore the Atlantic coastline of North America.
Feb 13, 1562
Jean Ribault described AmericaJean Ribault described America as "One of the greatest and faryest havens of the world."
Dec 2, 1564
The French planned a new colonyIn 1564, under the leadership of Rene Goulaine de Laudonniere, the French planned another colony.
Sep 30, 1565
French were killedIn September 1565, Spanish soldiers slaughtered the French colonists.