He made landfall on the Oregon coast at approximately 44°30′ north latitude, naming his landing point Cape Foulweather.
In 1774, the Spanish Navy ship Santiago, under Juan Pérez, entered and anchored in an inlet of Nootka Sound, Vancouver Island, in present-day British Columbia.English colonists were supplemented by waves of Scotch-Irish and other groups.As coastal land grew more expensive, freed indentured servants pushed further west.In 1507, the German cartographer Martin Waldseemüller produced a world map on which he named the lands of the Western Hemisphere America in honor of the Italian explorer and cartographer Amerigo Vespucci (Latin: The first documentary evidence of the phrase "United States of America" is from a letter dated January 2, 1776, written by Stephen Moylan, Esq., George Washington's aide-de-camp and Muster-Master General of the Continental Army. The second draft of the Articles of Confederation, prepared by John Dickinson and completed by June 17, 1776, at the latest, declared "The name of this Confederation shall be the 'United States of America The short form "United States" is also standard. The difference is more significant than usage; it is a difference between a collection of states and a unit. The concrete staircase follows the approximate course of ancient wooden stairs.Over time, indigenous cultures in North America grew increasingly complex, and some, such as the pre-Columbian Mississippian culture in the southeast, developed advanced agriculture, grand architecture, and state-level societies.Spanish set up the first settlements in Florida and New Mexico such as Saint Augustine and Santa Fe.The French established their own as well along the Mississippi River. For the landmass comprising North, Central and South America, see Americas.For other uses, see America (disambiguation), US (disambiguation), USA (disambiguation), and United States (disambiguation).Although the Spanish did not land, natives paddled to the ship to trade furs for abalone shells from California.At the time, the Spanish were able to monopolize the trade between Asia and North America, granting limited licenses to the Portuguese.