What did John Cabot accomplish on his first expedition to Asia?

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What did John Cabot accomplish on his first expedition to Asia?

John Cabot

John Cabot was a Venetian navigator who captained an expeditionary force in 1497 attempting to sail to Asia by sailing west. He set sail with a grant from England's King Henry VII from Bristol, England with the belief that the northern course would be shorter than the course along the southern trade routes used by Christopher Columbus five years previously.

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During the course of his efforts to locate a western sailing route to Asia, John Cabot landed on the eastern coast of Canada. He was the first...

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John Cabot, Explorer: Voyage, Facts & Accomplishments

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