Dirk's history timeline

By Dirk T
  • Jan 1, 1524

    Verrazzand, sailing for France discovers New York Harbor

  • Period: Jan 1, 1524 to

    European Nations Settle North America

  • Jan 1, 1536

    Frenchman Jacpues Cartier navigate the St. Lawernce River names an Island along the River Montreal

  • Jamestown is founded on the coast of Virginia by 100 English settlers

  • French explorer, Samuel de Champlain, founds the colony of Quebec

  • Pilgrims from England found an English colony in Plymouth, Massachussetts

  • Henry Hudson, exploring for the Netherlands, claims land that will become New Netherland

  • A epidemic of smallpox, brought by Europeans, kills many Native Americans on the New England coast

  • The Duke of York drives out the Dutch in New Netherland. Duke of York claims colony for England and renames it New York

  • King Philip's War begins in Colonial villiages of Massachusetts, between colonists and Native Americans

  • Sieur de la Salle explores the lower Mississippi Valley river, and claims the valley for France and names it Lousiana in honor of the french King Louis XIV

  • War between the british and French, known as the French and Indian War. The war is fought over disputed land claims in the Ohio Valley