Columbus Sailed the Ocean Blue

  • Oct 5, 1492

    Columbus Sails the Ocean Blue

    Columbus set off on his journey to sail across the Atlantic in order to find an alternate trade route to Asia. However, he came across an island in the Bahamas, and that lead to finding the Americas.
  • Oct 5, 1511

    First Enslaved Africans Arrive in the Americas

    As more and more European nations demanded cheap labor in the new colonies, the need for slaves was higher. The journey over for the slaves was brutal. They had very little space during the journey over, and many caught deceases and died.
  • Oct 5, 1521

    Cortes conquers Aztec Empire

    Hernando Cortes landed on the shores of Mexico. He marched inland looking for new lands. Cortes was a conquistador, which is someone who is drawn to gold and riches.
  • Oct 5, 1533

    Pizarro Conquers Incan Empre

    Francisco Pizarro came to South America with a small crew. They met the Incan ruler, Atahualpa. The Spanish attacked the Incans, and kidnapped Atahualpa. The Incan ruler offered to fill one room with gold and 2 rooms with silver as a ransome. Once paid, Pizarro strangled Atahualpa. The Spanish conquered the Incan Empire in 1533.
  • English found Jamestown

    In 1607, the English landed on the coast of Virginia. The colonists named it after the king, King James. At first, the colonoy was failing. There were many deaths caused by hunger, disease, or battles with the Native Americans. But overtime, they grew accustomed to the lifestyle and knew how to survive.
  • English Found Plymouth

    In 1620, a group called the Pilgrims founded the second English colony in Massachusetts and named it Plymouth.
  • French and Indian War Ends

    In 1754, the British and French were fighting over land in the Ohio Valley. It became known as the French and Indian War. The war soon became larger and was known as the Sever Years' War. Britain and France battled for authority in Europe, the West Indies, and India.