Unit One: French and Indian War

  • Oct 12, 1492

    Christopher Columbus "discovers" America

    Columbus reached the Carribean and called the island San
    Salavador. This event is important because Columbus brought the attention of Europe to North and South America and Europeans started migrating to North and South America.
  • Jamestown Colony created

    Jamestown was the first permanet settlement in North America, which was named after King James I. Jamestown began cultivating tobacco and started the continent's first government in 1619.
  • Plymouth Colony created

    The Plymotuth Colony was the colony started by the pilgrims that came in the "Mayflower." The English Separatists (the pilgrims) moved to America to avoid religious persecution. The pilgrims were people that broke away from the Church of England. In the first Winter of 1620-1621 half of the pilgrim people died.
  • Massachusetts Bay Colony created

    Over 1,000 English Puritans in 17 ships founded the Massachusetts Bay colony. It was another colony established as a religious persecutin refuge.
  • New Amsterdam becomes New York

    The colony was originally owned by the Dutch who originally called it New Amsterdam, then the colony was surrendered to the English on September 24,1664. Then the English renamed the colony new York.
  • William Penn creates Pennsylvania

    William Penn wanted to build a coloy where people would be free from religious persecution, and he got the money form a loan the king still owed money for. By 1700 Pennsylvania was the 3rd largest and richest colony in the New World.
  • George Washington assaults Fort Duquesne

    Washington took 22 prisoners and killed ten people during a supprise attack on a French scouting party south of the fort.
  • Albany Congress meets

    Was a meeting of representives from the colonies ; Maryland, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New York, Pennsylvania, and Rhode Island to discuss better relations with the Indians and defensive measures against the French.
  • The French & Indian War concludes

    The war ended when General James Wolfe captured Quebec. As a result of the war the English stared taxing the colonist in the New World.