French and Indian war

  • Aug 3, 1492

    Columbus "discovers" America

    Columbus lead a group of three ships. (the Nina, the Pinta and the Santa Maria.) His goal was to reach Asia to find gold, pearls and spices. On October 12 the ships hit land.
  • Period: Aug 3, 1492 to

    The French and Indian War

  • Jamestown Colony Created

    Jamestown, founded on May 14, 1607, was the first permanent English colony established in America. It was located on a peninsula of the James River in the present-day state of Virginia. It was named for King James I of England and here the first American representative government was established.
  • Plymouth Colony created

    The pilgrims left England to find religious freedom and find a better life style. The Pilgrims sailed away in the Mayflower. There were 102 passengers and they were going to be on the ship for 65 days. They landed in Plymouth Mass. on Dec. 26, 1620.
  • Massachusetts Bay Colony created

    The colony arrived in Salem in June. 11 ships with over hundreds of settlers made it to the New World. John Winthrop was the first to govern the colony in the New World.
  • New Amsterdam becomes New York

    In 1664 New Amsterdam was passed to be in the English possession. 1641 resulted in a war which killed over 1,000 indians and settlers. In 1686 the colony formed the name of New York.
  • William Penn creates Pennsylvania

    William Penn came to North America because he made a deal with king Charles II. Penn came to North America because he was escapeing what the Quakers had to go through. He went also to gain religious freedom.
  • Albany Congress meets

    Benjamin Franklin started the plan of the Albony Congress to solve problems with the Colonists. Twenty-three delegates of the congress would meet in Albany, New York from June, 19 to July 11, 1754.
  • George Washington assaults Fort Duquesne

    Fort Duquesne , at the junction of the Monongahela and Allegheny rivers, on the site of Pittsburgh, SW Pa. Because of its strategic location, it was a major objective in the last of the French and Indian Wars . The fort was begun by a group of Virginians in 1754 at the insistence of Gov. Robert Dinwiddie. The French drove the Virginians away on Apr. 17, 1754, and completed the fort; they named it after the Marquis de Duquesne, governor-general of New France. George Washington's Virginia militia
  • The French & Indian War Concludes

    The War officially came to an end on February 10, 1763, with the signing of the Treaty of Paris. France officially ceded all of its holdings in North America, west of the Mississippi; while regaining the Islands of Guadeloupe and Martinique.The most long lasting effect of the war was not negotiated between the parties? rather, it was the effect the war had on the American colonies.