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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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