Colonization Timeline

  • Period: Jan 1, 1492 to

    European Colonization of North America

    European powers colonized North America.
  • Sep 8, 1492

    Columbus Encountered New World

    Sails over to Spanish islands
  • Jun 9, 1534

    Jocque Cartier sailed the St. Lawence

    The king ordered him to find gold, spices
  • Sep 8, 1539

    Hernando de Sotos expedition of the Southwest

    He lead expedition into the southern US
  • Sep 8, 1542

    Coronado's expedition from Mexico to Kansas

    divided the expedition into small groups that exploered
  • Sep 8, 1565

    Spanish established St. Augustine, Flordia

    Lnaded on Mantanzas Bay and found Presidio of San Augustin.
  • Attempted Roanoke Colony

    He offered each settler a plot of land in the "cittie of Raleigh" that they were sent to establish.
  • Juan De Onate Founded Santa Fe

    It was the second permanent Spanish colony within the present United States
  • Jamestown, Virginia founded

    the first permanent British settlement in North America
  • Samuel de Champlain founded Quebec

    The group sailed up the St. Lawrence and Saguenay rivers and explored the Gaspé Peninsula,
  • John Rolfe introduced tobacco to Virginia

    Rolfe named his Virginia-grown strain of the tobacco "Orinoco"
  • First African slaves arrived in Virginia

    First slaves in Jamestown Virginia.
  • Plymouth, Massachusetts founded

    the colony was merged with the Massachusetts Bay Colony and other territories
  • Period: to

    Beaver wars

    known as the Iroquois Wars or the French and Iroquois Wars
  • French began fur trade with Indians

    World wide trade of animal fur
  • Couth Carolina colony founded

    when King Charles II gave the land to eight noble men known as The Lords Proprietors.
  • Marquette and Joliet sailed down the Mississppi

    a fur trader, undertook an expedition to explore the unsettled territory in North America from the Great Lakes
  • The Pueblo Revolt

    was an uprising of most of the Pueblo Indians against the Spanish colonizers
  • Pennsylvania Colony founded

    Minuit had agreed to help them establish a colony after having a falling out with Dutch officials.
  • Georgia Colony founded

    George II granted the Georgia trustees a charter for the colony a year earlier.