Unit 1: French and Indian War

  • Oct 12, 1492

    Columbus "discovers" America

    Columbus "discovers" America
    Columbus reached the Caribbean and called the island they found San Salvandor. This event is important because Columbus brought the attention of Europe to North and South America, and the people from Europe started to move there permanently.
  • Jamestown Colony created

    Jamestown Colony created
    Jamestown was found in 1607 by the London Company, but later it became the Virginia Company. Jamestown was the capital of the Colony for 83 years.
  • Plymouth Colony created

    Plymouth Colony created
    When settlers made their way into Plymouth they were ready to start a new life from the past one they had in England. It was said to be around December and the year of 1620 when it was established. Just like Jamestown, Plymouth became a successful colony and many people started forming life for themselves and everyone eles who was there by building homes, farming and hunting. Many people know Plymouth as were the first Thanksgiving was held at. This is true and it was at Plymouth Rock.
  • New Amsterdam becomes New York

    New Amsterdam becomes New York
    The Dutch Republic founded New Amsterdam in 1625. Later on July 26, 1788 it became what is now New York.
  • Massachusetts Bay Colony created

    Massachusetts Bay Colony created
    In 1630 the English Puritans founded and created the Massachusetts Bay Colony. Eleven ships sailed into Salem and hundreds of newly settlers awaited to make the area into a Colony. The English Puritans wanted John Winthrop to be the first governor of the Colony and John accepted.
  • William Penn creates Pennsylvania

    William Penn creates Pennsylvania
    William Peen found the state of Pennsylvania with a land grant when his farther died. His religion was Quakers and went to formend Pennsylevania to escape from the persecution the Quakers would get. Penn also wrote the Pennsylvania constitution in 1677.
  • George Washington assaults Fort Duquesne

    George Washington assaults Fort Duquesne
    Fort Duquesne was at the site of what is now Pittsburgh. It was located their because of the French and Indian War. The French drove out the Virginians on April 17th 1754. The French took over and renamed the fort into Fort Duquesne. In 1758 the French abandonded the fort do to a fight with the British. The British burned the fort, but later the English rebuilt it and renamed it.
  • Albany Congress meets

    Albany Congress meets
    The Albany Plan was to stop the French from taking the Ohio Valley River and also the Indian Problem. Nothing happened with the Ohio Valley River situation, but the Indian Problem got worked out because the Colonies need to be allies with them against the French.
  • The French & Indian War concludes

    The French & Indian War concludes
    The French and Indian War lasts for 7 years and finally ends in 1763. The British won the war and had the right to keep Canada and other possessions in the "New World."