European Nations Settle in North America

  • Apr 3, 1524

    Verrazzand, sailing for France discovers New York Harbor

  • Apr 3, 1534

    Frenchman Jacques cartier navigate the St. Lawrence River names an Island along the river of montreal

  • Jamestown is founded on coast of virginia by 100 English Settlers

  • French Explorer, Sameul de Champlain, founds the colony of Quebec.

  • Henry Hudson, exploring for the Netherlands, claims land that will become new netherland

  • An Epidemic of smallpox, brought by europeans, kills many native americans on the new england coast

  • Pilgrims from england found an english colony in plymouth, massachuets

  • The Duke of York drives out the Dutch in New Netherland. The Duke of York claims the colony for england and remanes it New York

  • King Phillips War begins in Colonial villages of massachusetts between colonists and native americans

  • Sieur de la salle explores the lower mississipi valley river, and claims the valley for france and names it louisana in Honor of the french King Louis XIV

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