In 1492 Columbus sailed the ocean searching for a water route to Asia, but instead found America
In 1519 Pineda explored the Texas coast, and was the first one to do so. He was also the first to map Texas.
in 1519 Cortes took over the Aztecs. The Aztecs viewed Cortes and his crew as gods, because they were religious. He also started the gold rush
As a slave, de Vaca went on excellent adventures. When de Vaca was sailing, he shipwrecked. The karankawas found de Vaca and his friends and took care of them. Eventually, de Vaca escaped, telling stories about his adventures
In 1540, Coronado was assigned to find riches for Spain. Coronado ended up not finding any riches at all, and was a failure to spain
In 1679, La Salle was given permission to claim land and claimed Canada, and the land along the Mississippi River