Caboto and Cortez
Both Caboto and Cortez claimed land . Caboto was paid by the king to follow Columbus's original route. When he came back to England he said he found Asia. People think he found Newfoundland even this very day. He claimed that land for England.
Spain sent Cortez to find in gold the Aztecs. The Aztecs thought he was a god. He took Mohtecuhzona as a prisoner and fighting broke out. In a couple years he took over the land.