Atlantic World and Discovery of the New World

  • Oct 10, 1492

    Columbus Sails the Ocean Blue

    This was Columbus’s first voyage which led to him discovering the West Indies.
  • Oct 10, 1511

    First enslaved Africans arrive in the Americas

    This date is significant because through the triangular trade, slaves came to the Americas which was the official start to slavery.
  • Oct 10, 1521

    Cortés conquers Aztec Empire

    Cortés conquered the Aztec Empire because at first they believed he was godly because of his armor. Then the conquistadors took that trust and killed the Aztec people because they had superior technology and fatal diseases.
  • Oct 10, 1533

    Pizarro conquers Incan Empire

    Pizarro conquered the Incas by ambushing their ruler and then gained control.
  • English found Jamestown

    Jamestown was the first permanent settlement in the New World.
  • English found Plymouth

    The Pilgrims landed on Plymouth rock in 1620 aboard the Mayflower. The Pilgrims then founded Plymouth Colony.
  • French and Indian War Ends

    The War was fought between the French and the English, and each country had native americans fighting for them. The French practically lost all of their settlements after the war except for Haiti and Guadaloupe when they lost the war to the English.