AP US History

  • Aug 30, 1530

    Protestant Reformation

    The protestants of northern European countries revolted against the Catholics, causing a series of religious wars. This "protestant reformation" caused the eurpeans to look for places of religious freedom, thus causing motive for exploration and colonization of the New World.
  • Aug 30, 1558

    Elizabeth I crowned queen

    Protestant Elizabeth I was crowned queen of England in 1558. With their new queen being protesant, protestanism became the dominant faith over catholithism. She proved herself to be a successful leader, leading England to victory in a number of run-ins with Spain. She never wed.
  • Raleigh lands in North Carolina

    An english adventurer, Sir Walter Raleigh, headed out on a journey to a start a new english colony in the new world. He and his crew landed on Roanoke Island in North Carolina in 1585. Unfortunately the colony was soon swallowed up by the wilderness of the unxplored territory and quickly vanished.
  • Battle in the Englih Channel

    Spain formed the Spanish Armada and challenged England in the English Channel, but their bulky ships soon found they didnt stand a chance to the swift and agile english ships. Spanish ships washed away in a bad storm soon after, giving control of the English Channel and trade roots to Africa to England.
  • Spanish Armada defeated

    Phillip II of Spain felt used the spanish successes to create the Spanish Armada, which he felt was so invincible he used it to invade England. But the heavy spanish ships proved no match for the swift, agile ships of England sea dogs. The spanished ships were damaged to no repair, and a fierce storm quickly washed away the fleet, thus marking the beginning of the end for the Spanish Empire.
  • Virginia Company gets Charter

    The Virginia Company of London, a joint-stock company, recieves a charter from King James I for a settlement in the new world. The three ships arrived on the coast near Chesapeake Bay, where they were immediately attacked by indians.
  • Jamestown

    The colonists form the VirginiaCompany of London settled in a spot on the banks of the James River. The location proved easy to defend, but the area was mosquito infested due to the stagnant waters of the river, therefor very unhealthful. About a hundred men disembarked, calling the place Jamestown. The men of the colony considered themselves gentlemen, and werent used to the tough work and having to fend for themselves. The colony was saved under the leadership of John Smith.
  • Lord De La Warr

    When the starving band of cololists boarded homeward bound ships starving and diseased, they were met by the relief party led by the new governor Lord De La Warr. He ordered harsh military training on the colony with aggressive tactics toward the indians in mind.
  • First Anglo-Powhatan War

    After arriving in the colinies in 1610, Lord De La Warr, orders were carried to declare war on the indians. La Warr brough with him "Irish Tactics", which included raiding and burning villages, and detroying cornfields. A peace settlement ended this war, the marriage of Pocohantus and John Rolfe.
  • Second Anglo-Powhatan War

    After the indians killed 347 settlers, new orders called for a new war without peace or truce. This war would prevent the indians from any longer being a people. The indians made one last attempt to defeat the colonists, but they were conquered again.
  • Powhatan Peace treaty

    After defeating the indians once again, the colonists created a peace treaty that would ruin all last-ditch ideas of coexisting peacefully with the indians by banishing them and separating them from the white territory.