Atlantic World and Discovery of the New World Timeline

  • Jan 1, 1492

    Columbus sails to America

    Columbus sailed west across the Atlantic in pursuit of finding a passage to Asia, and considered himself a failure when he did not find a passage to Europe.
  • Jan 1, 1507

    German mapmaker names the the new continent America

    Amerigo Vespucci, an italian in service of Portugal was the first to say that America was a new continent, so they named it for him
  • Jan 1, 1511

    The first Africans arrive in America as slaves

    It was said by a spaniard that an African could do the work of 4 Native Americans, so the Spaniards use the current slavery system in place by the Muslims, and corrupt it to bring in many slaves and keep the slave's children as slaves.
  • Jan 1, 1521

    Cortes Conquers the Aztec Empire

    Cortes Conquers the Aztec Empire by using guns, horses, superior tactics, and diseases to his advantage. Malinche, a Native American translator helped him get some of the local tribes to help him.
  • Jan 1, 1533

    Pizarro conquers the Incan Empire

    Pizarro conquered the incan Empire by massacring hunreds of Incans with 300 of his men who were on horse, kidnapping Athualpa, taking a ransom, then killing him.
  • The English found Jamestown

    Around 100 English colonists settled Jamestown on the west bank of the James River in Virginia, creating the first successful english colony in America.
  • Henry Hudson explores

    Henry Hudson explored the Hudson Bay, Hudson river, and Hudson strait for the Dutch, but they settled the areas very slowly.
  • The English found Plymouth

    A religious group called the Pilgrims founded Plymouth in Massachucets.
  • King Philip's War

    King Philip's war began when metacom led an attack on colonial villages
  • The French and Indian war ends

    The English fought the French and did not have good relations with the Indians, this later was called the Seven Years War.