Discovery of the New World Timeline

  • Aug 3, 1492

    Columbus Sailed the Ocean Blue

    In 1492, Columbus and his crew set out on three ships to find a Eastern Route to the Indies. However, he didn't find the Indies but the Americas but thought it was the Indies.
  • May 27, 1511

    First Enslaved Africans Arrive in the Americas

    In, 1511, the first African Slaves arrived on American Shores and were auctioned off to the highest bidder, forever changing the future of the Americas.
  • Jan 1, 1521

    Cortes Conquers Aztec Empire

    Because of guns, germs, and allies, the greatly outnumbered Cortes was able to march right through the Aztec Army and dethrone their great king Montezuma.
  • Oct 20, 1533

    Pizarro Conquers Incan Empire

    Similar to Cortes, Pizarro was greatly outnumbered by commanded his army to a relatively easy victory over the Incan Empire. He was able to do this so easliy because he captured Atahualpa, the Incan King, and even after a vast ransom, he beheaded him and demoralized the Incan Army.
  • English Found Jamestown

    In !607, the English established their first settlement, and named Jamestown in honor of their King. Though the start was disastorous, they eventually began to prosper especially after they started growing tabacco.
  • English found Plymouth

    One of the next colonies found by the English was Plymouth, a group of religious outcasts sailed east in search of religious freedom and found it in the Americas.
  • French Indian Was Ends

    Because the British wanted more land in the Americas, they got into a war with the British over the land and beat the French and seized their land despite the fact that the French had the Indians on their side.