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2017 Ashley Chew Dalat US History

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  • 10,000 BCE

    North America - Paleo-Indians crossed the Bering Land Bridge

    Between 38,000 and 10,000 BC, the Paleo-Indians crossed the Bering Land Bridge into Alaska. These people were also hunter-gatherers.
  • 5000 BCE

    America - Earliest people in North America

    The earliest people in North America were hunter-gatherers. After 5000BC some of these people learned how to farm, and they settled in villages.
  • Period: 1200 BCE to 400 BCE

    South America - Olmec developed the earliest civilization in Mesoamerica

    The Olmec developed the earliest known civilization in Mesoamerica. They are known for their use of stone in architecture and sculpture. They built the first pyramids in the Americas.
  • 300

    West Africa - West Africa's Great Kingdoms

    Ghana was the first of these empires, followed by the kingdoms of Mali and Songhai.
  • 500

    Europe - Middle Ages

    By the early 500s Europe was divided into many small kingdoms. This marked the beginning of the Middle Ages, a period that lasted about a thousand years.
  • 600

    West Africa - Slave Trade

    The practice of slavery had existed in Africa and in many parts of the world for centuries. Slavery in West Africa mostly involved only black Africans, who were both slaveholders and slaves. It changed in the 600s when Arab Muslims, and later Europeans, became slave traders.
  • 1325

    South America - Actez founded their capital - Tenochtitlan

    In AD 1325, the Aztec founded their capital, Tenoctitlan, on an island in Lake Texcoco. It became the greatest city in the Americas and one of the world's largest cities.
  • 1347

    Europe - The Black Death

    The disease, known as the Black Death, spread across Europe, killing an estimated 25 million people.
  • 1400

    America - Prince Henry the Navigator

    In the early 1400s Portugal became a leader in a world exploration. Prince Henry the Navigator, was responsible for advances that would make exploration more successful. Although he never set out on a voyage himself, Henry greatly advanced Portugal's exploration efforts.
  • 1488

    America - Cape of Good Hope

    In 1488 Portuguese Navigator Bartolomeu Dias led an expedition from Portugal southward along the African coast. A storm blew his ships around the southern tip of Africa. This point became known as the Cape of Good Hope.
  • Period: 1492 to 1504

    New Empires in the Americas - Columbus's Voyages

    The voyages of Columbus changed the way Europeans thought of the world and their place in it. Columbus's discovery also created conflict between Europeans countries.
  • Aug 3, 1492

    Europe - Columbus

    On August 3, 1492, Columbus's three ships set sail. The Nina and the Pinta were caravels. Columbus sailed in the larger Santa Maria.
  • 1500

    Spain - Conquest of the Aztec Empire

    Moctezuma ruled the Aztec Empire in the early 1500s. Moctezuma's capital is Tenochtitlan
  • 1508

    Spain - Exploring the Southeast

    In 1508 explorer Juan Ponce de Leon landed on the Caribbean island of Puerto Rico. He had conquered the island for Spain and founded the city of San Juan in 1511
  • 1510

    Beginnings of slavery in the Americas - the slave trade

    In 1510, the Spanish government legalized the sale of slaves in its colonies. Over the next century, more than a million enslaved Africans were brought to the Spanish and Portugese colonies in the New World
  • 1524

    The races for Empire - search for a northwest passage

    Jacques Cartier led's France's next major exploration of North America. Cartier sailed into the Saint Lawrence River and traveled all the way to present-day Montreal, claiming the areas he explored for France
  • 1548

    Beginnings of slavery in the Americas - the need for a new labor force

    European diseases had a devastating effect on the Native American population. No one knows exactly how many Native Americans died from European diseases. Fernandez de Oviedo reported that, of the estimated 1 million Indians who had lived on the island in 1492, only 500 people were left. Native American population north of Mexico was about 10 million, the number dropped to less than a million.
  • The races for Empire - search for a northwest passage

    Henry Hudson first sailed to present-day New York in 1609. He traveled for to the north eventually he reached a strait that he hoped would lead to the Pacific Ocean. Instead, it led into a huge bag, and named it Hudson Bay
  • Jamestown - Powhatan Confederacy

    In 1609 some 400 more settlers arrived in Jamestown. That winter, disease and famine once again hit them colony. The colonists called this period the starving time. By spring of 1610, only 60 colonists were still alive.
  • England - Puritans Leave England

    During the 1620s England's economy suffered. Many people lost their jobs. The English king, Charles I, made the situation worse by raising taxes. The unpopular act led to a political crisis.
  • England - Pilgrims on the move

    On September 16, 1620, a ship called the Mayflower left England with more than 100 men, women, and children aboard.
  • England - Great Migration

    Between 1629 and 1640 many thousands of English men, women, and children left England. More than 40,000 of these people moved to English colonies in New England and the Caribbean.
  • Maryland - Other Southern Colonies

    Religious conflicts arose between Catholics and Protestants in the colony. To reduce tensions, Lord Baltimore presented a bill to the colonial assembly that became known as the Toleration Act of 1649. This was the first law supporting religious tolerance passed in the English colonies.
  • England - Political Change in England

    In 1685 James II became king of England. He was determined to take more control over the English government, both in England and in the colonies. In 1686, he united the northern colonies under one government called the Dominion of New England.
  • New England - Economy of the Middle Colonies

    Between 1700 and 1755 about 135,000 indentured servants came to the middle colonies. About half of them moved to Pennsylvania. By 1760 Philadelphia had become the largest British colonial city.
  • England - English trade laws

    By the early 1700s English merchants were trading around the world. Most American merchants traded directly with Great Britain or the West Indies.
  • Period: to

    The English Colonies - The great awakening

    Great Awakening is a religious movement that swept through the colonies in the 1730s and 1740s. It affected social and political religion.
  • Great Britain - Great Britain raises taxes

    In 1764 Parliament passed the Sugar Act, which set duties on molasses ans sugar imported by colonists. This was the first act passed specifically to fast money in the colonies.
  • England - Taxation without representation

    At a Boston town meeting in May 1764, local leader Samuel Adams agreed with Otis. He believed that Parliament could not tax the colonists without their permission. The ideas of Otis and Adams were summed up in the slogan " No taxation without Representation," which spread through the colonies.
  • Modern day - Slavery in Africa - Human Trafficking

    The slavery in Africa affects the modern day event now, because slavery still exists now. Human trafficking is one of the best example of slavery and also other things.
  • Modern day event - slave trades in Americas - child abuse

    Today, in some country in the world is still practicing slave use. Africa is still the top hit in the world. Examples like human trafficking, child abuse and etc. Child abuse is one of the best example on slave use. They force children of young age to work and abuse or torture them if they disobey. Wages are not given, and sometimes no food or drink too. Some unfortunate child will starve to death, or tortured to death.
  • modern day event - life in the English colonies - war erupts

    There are still countries that fight each into a war just wanting to conquer the land and take over everything. Like how North Korea is wanting to take South Korea and other countries like Japan, so they shot a missal over and attack innocent people.