European Colonies

Timeline created by Tiffany Brickle
In History
  • 1513

    Ponce de Leon and Florida

    Ponce de Leon and Florida
    Juan Ponce de Leon sailed with Columbus in 1493 and explored Portero Rico which lead to him becoming the governor. In 1513 when Ponce de Leon ws searching for gold and the "fountain of youth." While in his search he found new land and named it "La Florida."
  • 1527

    Tales of golden cities

    Tales of golden cities
    The legends say the seven cities of gold could be found throughout the pueblos of the New Mexico Territory. The cities were Hawikuh, Halona, Matsaki, Quivira, Kiakima, Cibola, and Kwakina.
  • 1565

    The nation's oldest city

    The nation's oldest city
    St.Augustine is the oldest European city. It's located on the Atlantic coast of northeastern Florida. St.Augustine founded in 1565 by Spanish explorers, it is the oldest continuously-inhabited European-established settlement within the borders of the continental United States.
  • Relation with Native americans

    Relation with Native americans
    The Native Americans traded with the settlers. This was to make friendship between the two.
  • King James Charter

    King James Charter
    King James the 1st was granted royal Charter for the Virginia Company to start and supply a colony. The company took responsibility to provide settlers, supplies, and ships for the risky journey to start a colony.
  • Jamestown colonists arrive in Vriginia

    Jamestown colonists arrive in Vriginia
    104 English men and boys arrived in North America to start a settlement. On May 13 the picked Jamestown names after King, James 1 and Virginia for their settlement.
  • Captain John Smith

    Captain John Smith
    John Smith was an English soldier, explorer, colonial governor, Admiral of New England, and author. He was a big role in the establishment of the colony at Jamestown, Virginia. He was also the first official English settlement in America as of the 17th century.
  • The House of Burgesses

    The House of Burgesses
    The House of Burgesses was the first legislative assembly in the American colonies. The House of Burgesses was set on July 30, 2019, by Governor George Yeardley. The people who attended the assembly was the Governor, the Virginia Company, and two delegates from each of the colony's 11 settlements.
  • Pilgrims settle in Plymouth

    Pilgrims settle in Plymouth
    he settlers were a group of about 100 Puritan Separatist Pilgrims, who sailed on the Mayflower and settled on what is now Cape Cod bay, Massachusetts.
  • A city upon a hill

    A city upon a hill
    Another name for a city upon a hill is the sermon. The sermon is famous largely for its use of the phrase a city on a hill. The governor at the time said, "We shall be as a city upon a hill, the eyes of all people are upon us."
  • Education and Public Schools

    Education and Public Schools
    The Boston Latin School is the first public school and the oldest existing school in the United States it was founded in 1635. The law of 1642 made parents and masters educate their children to basic literacy levels. This law was followed by the 1647 law called Deluder Satan Act which made communities provide education to students by making them hire a school teacher.
  • charles II and the restoration

    charles II and the restoration
    It started with King Charles II returning to England after the Interregnum. That was after the end of the Second English Civil War with the execution of his father on 30 January 1649.
  • Pueblo Revolt begins in New Mexico

    Pueblo Revolt begins in New Mexico
    The Pueblo Revolt was one of the most extraordinary events in New Mexico History. Popay is believed to be the main reason for the Pueblo Revolt and is said to organize the rebel between the Pueblo people against the Spanish Colonizers. The Pueblo Revolt killed 400 Spanish and made the remaining 2,000 settlers leave the territory.
  • Huguenots are denied freedom worship in France

    Huguenots are denied freedom worship in France
    Huguenots were ordered to renounce their faith and join the Catholic Church. They were denied exit from France under pain of death.
  • witchcraft trails in salem

    witchcraft trails in salem
    The Salem witch trials occurred in colonial Massachusetts. More than 200 people were accused of practicing witchcraft. But only 20 were executed. At the end tough the colony admitted the trials were a mistake and compensated the families of those convicted.