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Arrival of Native Americans and Europeans While the Spanish were pushing up from the south, the northern portion of the present –  day United States was slowly being revealed through the journeys of men such as  Giovanni da Verrazano. A Florentine who sailed for the French, Verrazano made landfall  in North Carolina in 1524, then sailed north along the Atlantic Coast past what is now  New York harbor. A decade later, the Frenchman Jacques Cartier set sail with the hope – like the other  Europeans before him – of finding a sea passage to Asia. Cartier's expeditions along  the St. Lawrence River laid the foundation for the French claims to North America, which  were to last until 1763. Following the collapse of their first Quebec colony in the 1540s, French Huguenots  attempted to settle the northern coast of Florida two decades later.  The Spanish, 
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