American History Explorers


American History Explorers Timeline [Answer Key]

Year Spanish Explorers Portuguese Explorers Italian Explorers French Explorers
1490 1492-Columbus discovers America.      
1500   1500-Cabral explored eastern South America. 1499-Amerigo Vespucci explored eastern South America.  
1510 1513-Balboa crosses Panama.

1513 Ponce de Leon lands in Florida.

     
1520 1519-Megellan travels around the world.

1519-Hernando Cortés conquers the Aztecs.

    1524 Verrazano sails to the New World.
1530 1531-Pizarro conquers Incas.     1534 Jacques Cartier sails to the New World.
1540 1539-deSoto explores Florida.

1540-Fransico Coronado explores New Mexico to Kansas.

     
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1610 1610- Santa Fe became capital of New Spain.     Champlain sails & Quebec is founded.
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1670       1673-Marquett & Joliet sail the Mississippi.
1680       1682-LaSalle sails to the mouth of the Mississippi River.
1690