What nation explored the eastern coast of north america first?
I would have said the indians or people from african countries
How far back do you want to go?
The Vikings explored and settled in Newfoundland in the 11th century.
John Cabot, sailing on behalf of England, explored in 1497, in a small ship called the Matthew.
this is a question that is always going to be in controversy.the first explorer probably came and went without leaving any evidence.the native americans get first pick,the first people to live in america after exploring it. viking leif Ericson,the first european prov en to land in america Colombian trans-oceanic contract,such as the Vikings and various unproven voyagers like st. brendan european explorers during the age of exploration such as christopher columbus,the first pr oven explorer since the vikings,,john cabot joao vaz corte-real amerigo vespucci,america named after him from italy and the latest to join in is a chinese named admiral zheng He,whose fleets may have mapped the americas as early as 1421.that's 71 years earlier than columbus.