European Imperialization

  • Jan 1, 1524

    Verrazzand discovers New York Harbor

  • Jan 1, 1534

    Jacques Cartier navigates the St. Lawrence River

  • Jamestown is founded by English settlers

  • Samuel de Champlain founds the colony of Quebec

  • Henry Hudson claims New Netherland

  • An epidemic of smallpox kills many Native Americans

  • Pilgrims from England found the colony of Plymouth

  • The Duke of York drives out the Dutch in New Netherland and names it New York

  • King Phillip's War begins in Massachusetts

  • Sieur de la Salle explores the Mississippi Valley river and names it Louisiana

  • French & Indian War