Discovery of the New World

  • Jan 1, 1492

    In 1492, Christopher Columbus sailed the ocean blue.

    Columbus was in search of a new route to Asia and East Indies but came upon an island in the Carribean what he called the West Indies.
  • Period: Jan 1, 1492 to

    The Discoveries From Old World to New World

  • Jan 1, 1511

    First Enslved Africans Arrive in the Americas

    Europeans saw many benefits with the slaves and the Atlantic Slave trade became a huge business.
  • Jan 1, 1521

    Cortés Conquers Aztec Empire

    The Aztecs were convinced that Cotés was a god when he arrived in Central America and that made him and his men overpower and conquer the Aztecs.
  • Jan 1, 1533

    Pizarro Conquers Incan Empire

    Pizarro explored South America and conquered the Inca Empire and captured the king, Atahualpa.
  • English Found Jamestown

    The English were inspired to explore by the Spanish and the French and they reached the coast of Vigirnia, founding Jamestown.
  • English Found Plymouth

    The Pilgrims founded a second English colony called Plymouth in Massachusetts.
  • French and Indian War Ends

    Ther French and Indian War was a war between the English and the French fighting over the claiming of the Ohio Valley.