Early explores

Timeline created by Steven666
  • 1497

    John Cabot

    England sent John Cabot to look for a northern sea route to Asia
  • 1499

    Amerigo Vespucci

    Amerigo Vespucci
    sailed to the northern part of South America and into the Amazon River.
  • 1513

    Juan Ponce de Leon-Sailed for spain

    He went looking for the fountain of youth in modern day Florida
  • 1524

    Giovanni de Varrazano

    Giovanni was sent to look for a Northern route, he then explored the coast of North America from present day Nova Scotia down to the Carolinas
  • 1528

    Alvar Nunez Cabeza de Vaca-looking for the city of gold

    accompanied by Estevanico(a slave) and others
  • 1532

    Francisco Pizzaro-Sailed for spain

    He went to South America and conquered the Inca Empire
  • 1535

    Jacques Cartier

    Sailed up to St Lawrence River hoping it would lead to the pacific Carter didn't make it instead he discovered a mountain peak named mount Royal
  • 1539

    Hernando de Soto-

    Explored Florida and North Carolina and 1st to see the Mississippi river
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    Francisco Vasquez de Coronado cont

    in North America,Southwest discovered the grand canyon
  • 1542

    Juan Cabrillio sailed for Spain

    He explores from mexico and goes into modern day California
  • Louis Joliet and Jacques Marquette

    They traveled the Mississippi river hoping to find precious materials
  • Robert Cavelier de La Salle

    Followed the Mississippi all the way to the Gulf of Mexico, he claimed the region for France calling it Louisiana