In 1524, France entered the exploration race. They hired an Italian explorer by the name of Giovanni Da Verrazano (also spelled Verrazzano) to attempt to find a northern route to the Orient around the Americas.
De Verrazano explored the east coast of North America and is credited with being the first European to enter New York Harbor since the Norse people. Unfortunately he was unable to find a way through to the Orient.
Basically, the only thing we need is a hand that rests on our own, that wishes it well, that sometimes guides us.
During the American revolution, inflation was so great that the price of corn rose 10,000%.