Aug 3, 1492
Columbus' Voyage to the New WorldColumbus was looking for gold in Asia, but he ran into North America. It had a lot of resources, so they collected it and because of that, he had 3 more voyages to the new world.
Feb 18, 1518
Cortes' VoyageCortes sailed to Mexico in 1518. He conquered the Aztec Empire and took about 99 tons of gold.
Feb 15, 1519
Pineda's VoyagePineda sailed along the coast adn mapped 800 miles.
Jun 17, 1527
De Vaca VoyageNarvez was the leader of the expedition. The purpose of this expedition was to explore the coast according to Pineda's map. Unfortunely, it failed.
Nov 6, 1528
De Vaca Discovers TexasWhen De Vaca and Narvez were abandoned in Florida along with their crew, they built barges and sailed. They got into a gale which made them to land on Texas. They landed in Galveston Island. De Vaca was there 8 years and they met the Karankawas on the island. Narvez was a goner and their numbers were cut short. It was only 3 people now. They made their way to Mexico venturing into Texas, and met the Coahuiltecan and the Jumanos on the way.
Mar 1, 1539
Fray Marcos and Esteban JourneyThe purpose of the journey was to find the 7 Cities Of Cibola, because Fray Marcos confirmed it. Estaban was killed in Cibola since he was in front of everybody else. Fray Marcos reported wrong. It wasn't gold.
May 30, 1539
Moscoso's ExpeditionMoscoso's expedition was to do the exact expedition as Narvez and De Vaca's, but they failed. This time, they sorta did fail. They travled all the from Florida to barely Texas. They didn't discover much.
Apr 22, 1540
Coronado's ExpeditionCoronado searched for Cibola and Quiviera. His guide to Quiviera was The Turk or El Turko. The first guide, Esteban, was killed in Cibola. They discovered two canyons, the Grand Canyon and Palo Duro Canyon. Nothing was worth it in the journey. All the important things they did was to discover the canyons.