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Explored the Atlantic Ocean to the Mississipp River.
Hernando de Soto 1539
People of Spain who make laws for the new world.
Council of the Indies
Found Brazil for Portugal.
Pedro Cabral 1500
Found New York harbor.
Giouannilda Verrazano 1524
Claimed the entire in land region surrounding Mississippi River from France.
Robert la Salle 1682
Founded and started a colony in Quebec, Canada.
Samuel de Champlain: 1608
Claimed the upper Mississippi River for France.
Fatner Marquette and Louis Jolliet 1672
Founded Montreal, Canada.
Explored the southwest desert of present day USE, sited the Grand Canyon, and the Great Plains.
Francisco Vasquez de Coronadoirsao
Mexican conquistador, defeated Montezuma, and founded present day Mexico from Spain.
Herman Cortes 1519
Tenochtitlan fell on this date.
August 13, 1521
Goal for French and English exploring.
- 1. Established oversea colonies
- 2. Northwest passage
- 3. Quick trade profit
- 4. Raw materials
First English colonies.
Roanoke Colony ; lost colony
English explorer that explored New England and Nova Scotia Canada.
John Cabot 1497
First permenent English colony.
Name the Spanish colonial class system in order of higher to lower power.
- 1. Peninsulares / full blood Spanish
- 2. Credles / full blood Spanish born in the New World
- 3. Mestizo / Spanish Indian people **
- 3. Mulatto / black white guys **
- 4. Indian and black slaves
Founded the Roanoke Colony in North Carolina for England.
Sir Walter Raleigh 1585
English explorer who saved Jamestown, Virginia. pocahonics.
John Smith 1607
People who went to Massachusets on the mayflower in 1620 searching for large profit and freedom of religion.