The Age of Exploration (– 1600) PRIMARY SOURCE DOCUMENTS

1492: Columbus Discover America
1497: Cabot Discovers the Mainland
1513: Balboa Discovers the Pacific
1517: Aztec Account of the Massacre at the Temple
1517: Cortes and the Death of Montezuma
1519: Magellan Sets Off on Round the World Journey
1524: Verrazano Discovers NY Harbor
1534: Pizzaro Captures Inca King
1534: Cartier's Exploration Of Canada
1540: Coronado's Expedition To The Southwest
1542: The Death Of DeSoto
1579: Drake's Voyage
1608: Samuel de Champlain:The Foundation of Quebec