Colonial Era

  • Aug 3, 1492

    Columbus's first encounter

    Columbus encounters America for the first time.
  • Period: Sep 8, 1492 to

    European Colonoization

    In this timespan, the English, the French, and the Spanish founded North America
  • Jun 9, 1534

    Jacque Cartier

    Cartier sailed and discovered the St. Lawerence River.
  • Sep 9, 1539

    De Soto expedition

    De soto and his men, met many Native American groups, most of which belonged to the Mississppian culture
  • Feb 23, 1540

    Mexico to Kansas

    Coronado founded the Grand canyon and the Colorado River.
  • Sep 8, 1565

    Spanish discover Florida

    St, Augustine was founded by spanish admiral, Pedro Menendez.
  • Roanoke Colony

    It was attemoted by Queen Elizabeth 1 to establish a permanent english settlement.
  • Santa fe founded

    Santa Fe was founded by Juan De Onate in 1598
  • James Town Virginia

    On the bank of the James river, was the first perminante english settlement.
  • Quebec was founded

    Samual de Champlain, a French Navigator, discovered Quebec.
  • Fur trade begins

    This played a major role in history for over 300 years.
  • John Rolfe and tabacco

    He expiremented with tabacoo and later exported it to make a profit.
  • First African Slaves

    Africans who could not afford passage were used at servants.
  • Plymouth Massachucets

    Founded by pilgrims who came over on the Mayflower.
  • Beaver wars

    This was wars that were fought between Iroquios indians and their english trading partners.
  • south Carolina colony

    Eight Nobels and a royal charter from Charles II, founded the South Carolina colony.
  • Mississippi river

    Marquette and Joliet left Michilimackinac on May 17, 1673. 1 month later they was canoing down the Mississippi river.
  • Pueblo revolt

    The Pueblos revolt againts the Spanish Colonizers.
  • Pennsylvania Colony

    Found by William Penn and a land grant that was owed his deceased father.
  • Georiga Colony

    James Olgethorpe founded this colony that he soon named Georgia.