European Colonization

  • Sep 8, 1492

    Columbus encountered the New World for the first time

    Columbus led three ships, the Nina, the Pinta and the Santa Maria.
  • Period: Sep 8, 1492 to

    European Colonization

  • Sep 8, 1534

    Jacque Cartier sailed the St. Lawrence

  • Sep 8, 1539

    Hernando de Soto's expedition of the Southeast

  • Sep 8, 1540

    Coronado's expedition from Mexico to Kansas

  • Sep 8, 1565

    Spanish establish St. Augustine, Florida

  • Attempted Roanoke Colony

    It was led by Sir Walter Raleigh. It lasted about ten months.
  • French began fur trade with Indians

  • Jamestown, Virginia founded

    First permanent English colony.
  • Juan de Onate founded Santa Fe

  • Samuel de Champlain founded Quebec

  • John Rolfe introduced tobacco to Virginia

  • First African slaves arrived in Virginia

  • Plymouth Massachusetts founded

    Prilgrims began a new colony in the town of Plymouth
  • Beaver Wars

    It ended in 1701 when a peace treaty was signed by 39 Indian chiefs and the French.
  • Marquette and Joliet sailed down the Mississippi

  • The Pueblo Revolt

  • Pennsylvania Colony founded

    It was founded by William Penn.
  • South Carolina colony founded

  • Georgia Colony founded