after hearing about Spain's success, King Henry of England hired John Cabot to sail to south America. His goal was to help England compete with other European nations for land and gold. they were successful on there voyage. He brought his son Sabastion and 18 others
Christopher Columbus set sail, hoping to go to Asia going west, promising to the king and queen that sponsored him they would bring riches and lots of other stuff. they were successful on their voyage. he returned 3 more times to what he thought was the indies. He also did not get really great riches, as other people said. he inspired many other sailors to claim land.
Amerigo set sail to the so called "the new world", but Marco Polo's bio of Asia did not match up with what he saw. he believed that earth was larger than he thought. he believed that they all found new lands. the land was named after him, America