European Colonization

  • Period: Sep 8, 1492 to

    European Colonization

    Major Events of North American Colonization
  • Oct 8, 1492

    Columbus encounters the new world

    Columbus was sailing to Asia and found the new world
  • Apr 2, 1513

    Spanish establish St. Agugustine, Flordia

    Ponce de Leon was the first one to land there
  • Jun 9, 1534

    Jacque Cartier sailed the St. Lawrence

    Cartier entered the Gulf of St. Lawrence by the Strait of Belle Isle, explored its barren north coast for a distance, and then traveled down the west shore of Newfoundland to Cape Anguille. From there, he discovered Magdalen and Prince Edward islands, explored Chaleur Bay, and claimed Quebec's Gaspe Peninsula for France. He then discovered the inlet of the St. Lawrence River, sailed north to Anticosti Island, and then returned to Europe.
  • Sep 8, 1539

    Hernando de Soto's expedition of the Southeast

    For the next three years Hernando and his men explored the Southeastern United States,facing ambushes and enslaving natives along the way
  • Feb 8, 1540

    Coronado's expedition from Mexico to Kansas

    He was in Mexico.
  • Attempted Roanoke Colony

    August 18 was to have been Virginia's third birthday. The only clue to their mysterious disappearance was the word "CROATOAN" carved into the palisade that had been built around the settlement. White took the letters to mean that the colonists had moved to Croatoan Island, some 50 miles away, but a later search of the island found none of the settlers.
  • Juan De Onate founded Santa Fe

    He found Santa Fe
  • Jamestown, Virginia founded

    a group of roughly 100 members of a joint venture called the Virginia Company founded the first permanent English settlement in North America on the banks of the James River.
  • John Rolfe introduce tobaccoto Virginia

    He began experimenting with growing tobacco, eventually using seeds grown in the West Indies to develop Virginia’s first profitable export.
  • The first African slaves arrived in Virginia

    They were the first African slaves
  • Plymouth, Massachusetts founded

    it was found in 1630
  • Marquette and Joliet sailed down the Mississippi

    They sailed the Mississippi River in Arkansas
  • Pennsylvania Colony founded

    william penn founded the colony
  • South Carolina colony founded

    They were seperated in 1729
  • Georgia Colony founded

    nspired by the need to build a buffer between South Carolina and the Spanish settlements in Florida, the Englishman James Oglethorpe established the Georgia colony.
  • French began fur trade with indians

    They traded fur with the Indians
  • Samuel de Champlain founded Quebec

    the 19th century, the promise of jobs in the timber industry lured many French Canadians to Maine from the Canadian province of Quebec, which borders the state to the west. With 90 percent of Maine still covered by forests, Maine is known as the "Pine Tree State" and is the most sparsely populated state east of the Mississippi River.
  • Beaver Wars 1822-1831

    it was when the trapped beavers
  • The Pueblo Revolt

    The crew and captain of the U.S. intelligence gathering ship Pueblo are released after 11 months imprisonment by the government of North Korea.