Chapter 1-5

  • Sep 30, 1100

    Large Tribes

    Many large tribes had developed large cities around their tribe. Some of the largest tribes were: Aztecs, Iroquois, Mayas, and the Incas.
  • Sep 30, 1300


    Started a artistic flowering in Europe during the 14-17 centuries. This time period happened after the plauge. People utilized new inventions such as gunpowder and compasses.
  • Sep 30, 1476

    Christopher Columbus

    Christopher Columbus
    Developed the idea that you could reach the Indies by sailing east.
  • Aug 30, 1492

    Columbus Travels

    Columbus sets off from Palos, Spain to "Enterprise the Indies".
  • Sep 30, 1492

    Columbus Sells

    Columbus sold his plan to sail to the Indies to Isabel and Ferdinand.
  • Oct 30, 1492

    Columbus Lands

    Columbus reaches an island in the Bahamas, thought to be Samana Cay. Columbus thought he had reached the Indies.
  • Sep 30, 1513

    First Europeans in North America

    The governor of Puerto Rico was the first Spanish conquistaddor to extend into America. He landed on the mainland coast and named the area Flordia.
  • Sep 30, 1517

    Protestant Reformation

    A revolt against the Catholic Church led by Martin Luther.
  • Sep 30, 1580

    John Rolfe

    John Rolfe
    Developed a mild hybrid variety soon after, the first shipments were sent to England.
  • Idea of America being an 'Old World'

    Joseph de Acosta thought that America had been an old world when he discoverd it beacsue amimals were present. Made connections to Beringia and transogenic migration.
  • Virginia Company

    A group of wealthy London investors who sent ship to the Chesapeake Bay.
  • Jamestown

    The ship the Virginia Company sent landed in Jamestown. This was the fist estbalished settlement of America.
  • Tobacco and the Virgina Company

    Tobacco provided the first returns on investment for the Virgina Company.
  • Mayflower Compact

    First self-government document in North America.
  • Great Migration

    Puritan emigration to North America ending in 1643.
  • Toleration Act

    Ordering to stop religious persecution in Massachusetts.
  • Slavery

    The demand for tobacco and other crops such as sugar, indigo, and rice, took many hours of terrible labor. They brought slaves in so they would be able to produce as much of their product as possible.
  • Enlightenment

    A movement of thinking rationally instead of thinking based off of faith and religion.
  • Great Awakening

    A revival of religion due to the decline based off of enlightenment.
  • Revivalism

    Act of bringing back religion. Goes along with the Great Awakening. Tried to get the youth involved.