spanish explorers

spanish explorers

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  • In 1492 Christopher Columbus went on an expedition and searched for gold. He wanted to find a shorter water route to Asia but instead he ended up claiming land for Spain.
  • In 1519 Pineda and his men were the first Europeans to come to the Texas Coast. Pineda made maps of the Gulf Of Mexico while he was on his expedition
  • In 1519 Cortes defeated the Aztecs and built the city of Mexico. Cortes became a wealthy man  and helped the Spanish empire by claiming Mexico.
  • In March 1528 De Vaca went to present day Florida and met the Apachee. Found no Gold and got sick from strange illnes.
  • In 1540 at age 28 Cornado was a gouvenor. Did not find gold thought he was a failure but he made the first map of The Gulf Of Mexico. 
  • In 1679 La Salle got permission to go to America and discovered A state and called it Louisianna but failed to make a settlement 
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