Unit 1: French + Indian War

  • Oct 12, 1492

    Columbus "discovers" America

    Columbus "discovers" America
    Columbus landed at the island of San Salvador in the Carribean on this day. He later told Europeans about this territory, and they began to colonize in North and South America.
  • Massachusetts Bay Colony Created

    Massachusetts Bay Colony Created
    The Massachusetts Bay Colony was made up of Puritans from England. Political and Religious events in England were driving the Puritans away.
  • Jamestown Colony Created

    Jamestown Colony Created
    The Jamestown colony was the first permanent English settlement in America. Jamestown was also the capital of the colony for 83 years.
  • Plymouth Colony Created

    Plymouth Colony Created
    The Plymouth colony was an English venture from 1620-1691. Plymouth Colony was founded by people who were later known as Pilgrims.
  • New Amsterdam becomes New York

    New Amsterdam becomes New York
    The Dutch governor surrendered New Amsterdam to an English naval squadran. New Amsterdams name was changed to New York in honor of the Duke of York.
  • William Penn Creates Pennsylvania

    William Penn Creates Pennsylvania
    Penn founded Pennsylvania because he wanted a place where Quakers could live in peace. A mass emigration of Quakers took place.
  • George Washington assaults Fort Duquesne

    George Washington assaults Fort Duquesne
    George Washington arrives at what is now Pittsburg with 160 men. His main goal is to protect the Virginians who were building a fort, where it could be safe for English to trade. When the fort is in sight he sees that the French ambushed the fort and captured the British making the log palisade. Washington attempts a surprise attack on the French killing only 10. When he comes face to face with the Commander of the French army, he knows he is out numbered and surrenders.
  • Albany Congress Meets

    Albany Congress Meets
    The congress actually met from June 19 - July 11. All 13 colonies were invited to the meeting, but only 7 of the 13 showed. The colonies that attended were: New Hampshire, Massachusetts, Rhode Island,Connecticut, New York, Pennsylvania, and Maryland.
  • The French and Indian War concludes

    The French and Indian War concludes
    The French and Indian war started in 1754 and ended in 1763. The war began over a dispute for ownership of the land where the Allegheny and Monongahela Rivers merge. The war officially ended with the signing of the Peace Treaty of Paris.