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European Nations Settle in North America

  • Jamestown is founded

    Jamestown is founded
    It was founded by 100 English settlers on the coast of Virginia.
  • Quebec is Founded

    Quebec is Founded
    The French explorer, Samuel de Champlain founded the Colony of Quebec.
  • Henry Hudson Claims Land

    Henry Hudson Claims Land
    Henry Hudson explores the Netherlands and claims the land that later becomes the New Netherland.
  • Smallpox on New England Coast

    Smallpox on New England Coast
    Epidemic of smallpox, brought by Europeans, kills many Native Americans on the New England coast.
  • Pilgrims

    Pilgrims from England found an English Colony in Plymouth, Massachusetts.
  • Duke of York

    Duke of York
    The Duke drive out the Dutch in New Netherland. He claims the colony for England and rebnames it New York.
  • King Phillip's War

    King Phillip's War
    War begins between colonists and Native Americans in the Colonial villages of Massachusetts.
  • Lower Mississippi is claimed

    Lower Mississippi is claimed
    Sieur de la Salle explored the lower half of the Mississippi Valley River and claims it. He named it Louisiana in Honor of French King Louis XIV.