Unit 1 timeline

  • Period: Jan 1, 1490 to

    Unit 1 timeline

  • Aug 3, 1492

    Columbus "discovers" America

    Columbus "discovers" America
    Columbus led his three ships - the Nina, the Pinta and the Santa Maria - out of the Spanish port of Palos on August 3, 1492. His objective was to sail west until he reached Asia but he found America
  • Jamestown Colony created

    Jamestown Colony created
    In June of 1606, King James I granted a charter to a group of London entrepreneurs, the Virginia Company, to establish a satellite English settlement in the Chesapeake region of North America.
  • Plymouth Colony created

    Plymouth Colony created
    The colony begins to divide its assets in preparation for the dissolving of the company. The cattle are the first asset to be distributed.
  • Massachusetts Bay Colony created

    Massachusetts Bay Colony created
    On June 12, 1630, the flagship of the Massachusetts Bay Company arrived in Salem to officially found the new colony.
  • William Penn creates Pennsylvania

    William Penn (October 14, 1644 – July 30, 1718) was an English real estate entrepreneur, philosopher, and founder and "absolute proprietor" of the Province of Pennsylvania, the English North American colony and the future U. S. State of Pennsylvania.
  • Albany Congress meets

    Benjamin Franklin's Albany Plan of 1754 was an attempt to solve problems faced by the Colonist and came about as a result of war over Empire.
  • George Washington assaults Fort Duquesne

    The Battle of Fort Necessity, or the Battle of the Great Meadows took place on July 3, 1754 in what is now the mountaintop hamlet of Farmington in Fayette County, Pennsylvania.
  • The French & Indian War concludes

    the war ends
  • New Amsterdam becomes New York

    The expedition against New Amsterdam had been organized with the Duke of York, afterward King James II., as its special patron, and the city was rechristened in his honor.