Unit 1: French + Indian War

  • Oct 12, 1492

    Columbus "discovers" America

    Columbus "discovers" America
    Columbus landed at the island San Salvador in the Carribbean on this day. He later told Europeans about this territory, and they began to colonize in North and South America.
  • Jamestown Colony created

    Jamestown Colony created
    The first permanent Emglish settlement in what is now the United States, following several failed attempts including the Lost Colony of Roanoke.
  • Plymouth Colony created

    Plymouth Colony created
    The Plymouth colony was a English colonial adventure in North America from 20-1691. The colony was founded by a group of sepratists and angelicans, who came to be known as the Polgrim Fathers.
  • Massachusetts Bay Colony created

    Massachusetts Bay Colony created
    This colony was founded by English Puritans who were educated and wealthy. A fleet of eleven ships brought hundreds of settlers to the colony.
  • New Amsterdam becomes New York

    New Amsterdam becomes New York
    In 1664, New Amsterdam became English land, and English and Dutch settlers lived together peacefully.
  • William Penn founds Pennsylvania

    William Penn founds Pennsylvania
    Penn's goal was to create a colony that allowed for freedom of religion due to his desire to protect himself and fellow Quakers from persecution.
  • George Washington first assaults Fort Duquesne

    George Washington first assaults Fort Duquesne
    Washington is marching northwest again, this time with 160 soldiers. Virginians have begun building a fort at what is now Pittsburgh, with the intention of making the area safe for English trade. Washington's mission is to defend the young enterprise, but he finds that the French are ahead of him. They have already captured the British who are building the log palisade. And they have given the place a French name, Fort Duquesne.
  • Albany Congress First Meets

    Albany Congress First Meets
    The Albany Congress, also known as the Albany Conference, was a meeting of representatives of seven of the British North American colonies in 1754 (specifically, Connecticut, Maryland, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New York, Pennsylvania, and Rhode Island).
  • The French and Indian War Concludes

    The French and Indian War Concludes
    Most of the fighting between France and Britain in continental North America ended in 1760. The only exception was a French attempt to gain a bargaining chip for peace talks in 1762, when Choiseul sent a small fleet that gained control of St. John's, Newfoundland in June of that year