Colonial Times

  • Oct 12, 1492

    Columbus Sets Sail

    Christophor Columbus sets sail in the Nina, Pinta, and the Santa Maria. He reached America on October 12,1942. Columbus landed in the Caribbean ,but thought he landed in the West Indies. Therefore he called the people who lived in that area Indians.
  • May 1, 1497

    John Cabot looks for a Northern Route

    John Cabot crossed the North Atlantic and explored the region of Newfoundland.
  • Jan 1, 1506

    Columbus Dies

    Columbus dies and he still thinks that he has reached Asia but he has not.
  • Jan 1, 1510

    First European to set eyes on Pacific Ocean

    Vasco Nunez de Balboa was the first European to set his eyes on the Pacific Ocean.
  • Jan 1, 1513

    Leon set sail from Puerto Rico

    Juan Ponce de Leon set sailed north in search of a big island which was then called La Florida
  • Jan 1, 1517

    Spain forced Africans to work

    Spain brought about 4,000 Africans to the Caribbean. By 1500's there were about 2,000 per year
  • Jan 1, 1519

    Hernando Cortes sailed to Mexico

    Hernando Cortes set out to sail from Cuba to Mexico with almost 500 Soliders.
  • Sep 1, 1519

    Ferdihand Magellan set out to find Atl. Passage

    Portuguese explorer Ferdihand Magellan set out to the Atlantic Passage way
  • Nov 8, 1519

    Cortes reached Mexico

    Cortes marched on the Aztec Capitial City which is Tenochtitian.
  • Jan 1, 1524

    Giovanne da Verrazano

    searched for a passage for King Francis 1 of France.
  • Jan 1, 1530

    Split with the Roman Catholic Church

    Sweden, Denmark, and several other European states. Split with the Roman Catholic Church.
  • Jan 1, 1531

    Francisco Pizarro set sail to Peru

    Pizarro landed on the coast of Peru in 1531 to search for the Incas.
  • Jan 1, 1532

    Pizarro took over Inca Empire

    Pizarro took the 170 soliders through the jungle into the heart of the Inca empire. Pizarro then took the ruler for ransom.
  • Jan 1, 1539

    Estevanico led soliders

    Estevanico set out with a group to what is now Western New Mexico.He died and the others returned to Mexico City.
  • Jan 1, 1547

    King Henry VIII died

    He died but he was succeeded by his son Edward who only ruled short time.
  • Jan 1, 1558

    Elizebeth the 1st

    Elizibeth the 1st becomes Queen of England.
  • Spanish Armada began

    King Phillip assembled 130 warships known as the Spanish Armada
  • Samuel de Champlin made 11 voyages

    Champlain took 11 voyages to explorer and map the lands around the St. Lawrence River.
  • Henry Hudson made 4 Voyages

    Henry Hudson explored the river that was named after him which is the Hudson River in New York.
  • Champlain explored river

    He explored the river that bears his name in present day New York.
  • Williams left Mass. Bay

    Roger Williams was forced to leave Mass. Bay in 1635.
  • Roger williams founded Providence

    Roger Williams founded Providence Rhode Island because he was blown off couse on there ship.
  • New Jersey was Founded

    New Jersey was founded in 1665 because the southern part of New York split of to make a new colony.
  • Virginia Grows

    During the 1650 the death rate fell. In 1640 about 10,000 settelers lived in Virginia. By 1670 40,000 lived there.
  • Nathaniel Bacon

    In 1675 he organized 1000 westerners and started attacking Native Americans.
  • Penn Founded Pennsylvania

    Penn arrived in his colony in 1682 and he wrote the frame of goverment for Pennsyvania.