Time Line

  • Oct 12, 1492

    Columbus "discovers" America

    Columbus "discovers" America
    Christopher Columbus left Spain and discovered America in 1492 using three ships, the Nina, Pinta, and Santa María.
  • Jamestown Colony created

    Jamestown was one of the first permanent original colonies, but suffered from harsh winters and attacks led by hostel natives. John Smith was one of the more notable leaders of the colony and promoted farming and saved many people from starvation.
  • Plymouth Colony created

    Plymouth Colony created
    Pilgrims seeking religious freedom settled and created the Plymouth Colony in about 1620 using a ship called the Mayflower. Myles Standish was elected as the commander for the militia within the colony and fought against some of the Native Americans.
  • New Amsterdam becomes New York

    Willem Verhulst founded New Amsterdam in 1625, New Amsterdam later became known as New York.
  • Massachusetts Bay Colony created

    Massachusetts Bay Colony created
    The Massachusetts Bay Colony was founded in 1628. Many Puritans came to settle in this colony. John Winthrop was the governor of the colony and was reelected 12 times.
  • William Penn creates Pennsylvania

    William Penn founded Pennsylvania 1681 seeking religious freedom for Quakers. He lead the Quakers migrating there seeking religious freedom.
  • George Washington assaults Fort Duquesne

    George Washington assaults Fort Duquesne
    George Washington attacked the French fort Dusquesne, but in the end he surrendered to the French.
  • Albany Congress meets

    Albany Congress meets
    The delegates at the meeting spent time debating the Albany Plan of Union authored by Benjamin Franklin. The Albany Plan of Union was in the end rejected by the colonies.
  • The French & Indian War concludes

    On February 15, the French and Indian war was ended by the Treaty of Hubertusburg. King George third issued the Royal Proclamation of 1763.