American History from the Columbus's voyages through the Mexican-American War (1846-1848)1492 1600s-1700s 1600s-1700s 1754-1763 1176-1778 1803- 1800s 1800s 1820s 1846-1848
I. Descriptive Analysis
The explorer Christopher Columbus was looking for a western route to Asia when he came across the Caribbean islands in 1492 (U.S. Department of State, 2005). He never entered mainland America, but, he took the reports of a new land to the Spanish government, which sent more explorers.
In 1497, a Vietnamese man John Cabot visited mainland America around Newfoundland. This was five years after Christopher Columbus had arrived at the Caribbean. In years to come, this visit by Cabot became one of the major factors in the fight over America, since ...