In 1492,Christopher Columbus wanted to find a shorter way to Asia but ended up finding a ''new world''
in 1519 after Christopher Columbus,Pineda was the first European to explore the Texas coast and was the first to map the Texas coast.
in 1519,Cortes conquered the Aztecs and killed they're emperor, Montezuma
in 1526, Cabeza De Vaca found himself shipwrecked on Galveston island.he soon got kidnapped by the Karankawas indians but soon escaped.when he returned back to mexico he told a hoax about the ''City of gold''
in 1540,after hearing of the ''city of gold'' Coronado ventured out to find it with 1000 men.he didn't find any gold and thought of himself as a failure. historians disagree with this statement because he found the grand canyon.
in 1679 king Louis XIV told La Salle to go claim land for France. La Salle claimed all the land around the Mississippi river.at the end of his expedition La Salle got killed by his own men and there was only 7 survivors after the expedition