Jacques Cartier was a French navigator sent by King Francis I to the New World in 1534 to search for riches and for a new route to Asia. Cartier's exploration of the St. Lawrence River resulted in France claiming lands t... More »

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Jacques Cartier was a French explorer who claimed parts of Canada for France during his exploration of North America in 1534. He was responsible for mapping the Gulf of Saint Lawrence and the Saint Lawrence River, both o... More »

The French navigator Jacques Cartier married Mary Catherine des Granches in 1520. The married couple moved to Dieppe, where Jacques Cartier met and sailed with the explorer Giovanni da Verrazanno. This meeting eventually... More »

Jacques Cartier was a French explorer who claimed parts of Canada for France during his exploration of North America in 1534. He was responsible for mapping the Gulf of Saint Lawrence and the Saint Lawrence River, both o... More »

Jacques Cartier led three expeditions to North America in the 16th century hoping to find a route to Asia, as well as gold. His trips were financed by the French monarch, King Francis. Unfortunately for Cartier, he never... More »

The Haitian Revolution established the country of Haiti, ended French designs on the New World and led to a racial panic in the United States. Haiti became the first successful slave uprising in the Americas. This new re... More »

The first attempts at colonization of the New World, the modern continents of North and South America, were the results of European powers seeking gold, riches and other avenues to power. Christopher Columbus' return mar... More »