unit 1: French and Indian War

  • Oct 12, 1492

    Columbus "discovers" America

    Columbus "discovered" America on October 12, 1492. Columbus and his crew thought they had landed in Asia. He thought that by sailing west you could go east, to Asia, and get the goods that tehy wanted to trade for.
  • Jamestown Colony

    Jamestown was founded this day; named after King James I.
  • Plymouth Colony

    102 passengers sailed to the New World, one of the ships carrying passengers turned around to head back to England. On the voyage back to England 40 people died; causeing the original number of frist settlers to 50.
  • Massachusetts Bay

    The Massachuetts Bay Colony was founded on this day.
  • William Penn creates Pennsylvania

    William Penn did not name the colony after himself; he was also a Quaker. William created Pennsylvania to allow anyone to be any relglion they choose. Yet live together and accepted eachother.
  • George Washington assaults Fort Duquesne

    the battle lasted from 1754-1763.
    British Forces
    •Lt. Colonel George Washington
    •Captain James McKay
    •393 men
    French Forces
    •Captain Louis Coulon de Villiers
    •700 men
  • Albany Congress Meet

    The Ablany Congress meets to disscuss the French and Indian war. The war is about which country will control the North American Continent.
  • New Amsterdam becomes New York

    New Amsterdam became New York on this day. New Amsterdam was a dutch name.