In 1492 Christopher Columbus set out on an expedition to find a trade route to India going west across the Atlantic. He ended up landing somewhere in the Caribbean and claimed it as the new world.
Oct 2, 1511
In 1511, the first Africans were enslaved in the Americas by the Europeans. They were used to work mostly in the Caribbean and Brazil for sugar but a small percentage arrived in North America.
Oct 2, 1521
Hernan Cortes and the Aztecs
In 1521, Hernan Cortes arrived in the Yucatan peninsula and met the Aztecs. All he wanted was gold and the Aztecs mistook him for a god so he would recieve much of it. He tricked Montezuma and ended up killing him.
Oct 3, 1533
Pizzaro and the Inca
In 1533, Pizzaro conqour ed the Inca and destroyed all records of the cities including the city of Machu Pichu.
English in the new world
In 1607, English colonists set out across the Atlantic Ocean to find land for a new colony. They later named this colony Jamestown. However some colonists were reluctant to make the journey because of the mysterious failure of the Roanoke colony.
The English and Plymouth
In 1620, the English find there next big colony in the new world, Plymouth in Massachusetts. this was another success for England after Jamestown.
French and Indian war ends
In 1763, the end of the French and Indian war came. In spite of its name, the war was not fought between the French and the Indians, but in this war, they allied against the British.