Europe Nations Settle in America

By klodawg
  • 1524

    New York Harbor

    New York Harbor
    Verrazzano, sailing for France discovers New York Harbor.
  • 1534

    Discover Montreal

    Discover Montreal
    Frenchmen Jacques Cartier navigate the St. Lawrence River names an Island along the River Montreal.
  • Jamestown is founded

    Jamestown is founded
    Jamestown is founded on the coast of Virginia by 100 English settlers.
  • Quebec was Founded

    Quebec was Founded
    French explorer, Samuel de Champlain, founded the colony of Quebec.
  • New Netherlands Claimed

    New Netherlands Claimed
    Henry Hudson, exploring for the Netherlands, claims land that will become New Netherland.
  • Smallpox Breakout

    Smallpox Breakout
    An epidemic of smallpox, brought by Europeans, kills many Native
    Americans on the New England coast.
  • Colonize Plymouth, Massachusetts

    Colonize Plymouth, Massachusetts
    Pilgrims from England found an English Colony in Plymouth, Massachusetts.
  • New York Claimed by the English

    New York Claimed by the English
    The Duke of York drives out the Dutch in New Netherland. The Duke of York claims the colony for England and renamed it New York.
  • King Philip's War

    King Philip's War
    King Philip's War begins in colonial villages of Massachusetts, between Colonists and Native Americans.
  • Mississippi Valley is claimed

    Mississippi Valley is claimed
    Sieur de la Salle explores the lower Mississippi Valley river, and claims the Valley for France and names it Louisiana in honor of the French King Louis XIV.
  • French and Indian War

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