Ch. 1-4 New America History Timeline

  • Jan 1, 997

    Leif Ericson explores the eastcoast of North America

    pg. 27, Chapter 1
  • Jan 1, 1215

    The Magna Carta document isadopted in England

  • Oct 12, 1492

    Christopher Columbus makes his first voyage to the New World

    Page 26, Chapter 2
  • Jan 1, 1497

    John Cabot of England exploresthe Atlantic coast of Canada

  • Apr 2, 1513

    Ponce de Leon of Spain lands inFlorida (Easter Sunday)

    Page 38, Chapter 2
  • Jan 1, 1516

    A smallpox epidemic amongNew England Native Americans

  • Jan 1, 1517

    Martin Luther launches theProtestant Reformation in Europe

  • Sep 12, 1519

    Ferdinand Magellan and his creware the first people to sail around the world

  • Sep 1, 1521

    Hernando Cortes conquers the Aztec empire

    Page 37, Chapter 2
  • Jan 1, 1524

    Giovanni da Varrazano exploresthe Carolina area, Hudson River,Narragansett Bay, and NovaScotia

  • Jan 1, 1541

    Hernando de Soto of Spaindiscovers the Mississippi River

  • Jan 1, 1565

    St. Augustine, the first permanentcolony in Florida by the Spanish

    Page 40, Chapter 2
  • Roanoke Island settled by SirWalter Raleigh

    Page 43, Chapter 2
  • Roanoke colony vanishes,leaving only “Croaton” carved on a tree

    Page 43, Chapter 2
  • The London Company sponsors acolonizing expedition to Virginia

    Page 43, Chapter 2
  • Jamestown founded

    Page 43, Chapter 2
  • Jamestown is founded in Virginiaby the colonists of the LondonCompany

    Page 43, Chapter 2
  • Henry Hudson explores NorthAmerica from Hudson River toAlbany

    Page 55, Chapter 2
  • Tobacco planted in Virginia

    Page 45, Chapter 2
  • Slavery begins in ColonialAmerica

    Page 45, Chapter 2
  • Virginia House of Burgessesconvenes in Jamestown

  • Tobacco becomes an export staple for Virginia

    pg. 45, Chapter 2
  • Mayflower lands at Cape Cod, Massachusetts

  • Mayflower Compact is signed

  • John Winthrop and Puritans move to Massachusetts Bay

  • Boston is established

    Page 50, Chapter 2
  • Maryland established

    Page 59, Chapter 2
  • Harvard College founded

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  • Roger Williams founds Providence and Rhode Island

    Page 52, Chapter 2
  • Anne Hutchinson is banishedfrom Massachusetts

    Page 52, Chapter 2
  • Navigation Act

    Page 63, Chapter 3
  • Carolina established

  • The Half-way covenant enacted

  • Navigation Act that required that most imports to the colonies must be transported via England on English ships.

  • Navigation Act of 1663: requires that most imports to the colonies must be transported via England on English ships.

  • The Dutch New Netherland colony becomes English NewYork

    Page 56, Chapter 2
  • Maryland passes a law makinglifelong servitude for blackslaves mandatory

  • Dutch military forces retake NewYork from the British

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  • Treaty of Westminster

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  • King Philip’s War

  • Bacon’s rebellion

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  • Pennsylvania founded byWilliam Penn, a Quaker

    Page 55, Chapter 2
  • French explorer La Salleexplores the lower MississippiValley region

    Page 86, Chapter 3
  • King James II takes over Britain

  • Edict of Nantes revoked

  • New England Governor: Andros

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  • New England Governor Andros jailed by rebellious colonists

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  • the English government orders Andros to be returned to England to stand trial

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  • King William’s War begins

  • Salem witch trials

    Page 82, Chapter 3
  • Treaty of Ryswickends King William’s War