European Nations Settle in North America

  • Apr 3, 1524


    Sailed for France and instead discovers New York Harbor
  • Apr 4, 1535

    Jacques Carier

    Jacques Carier
    Frenchman Jacques Cartier navigate the St. Lawrence River names an island along the river Montreal
  • Jamestown

    100 English settlers found Jamestown on the coast of Virginia
  • Quebec

    Samuel de Champlain, an explorer from France, founds the colony of Quebec.
  • Henry Hudson

    Henry Hudson
    Exploring for the Netherlands, he claims land that will become New Netherland.
  • Smallpox

    Brought over by the Europeans, the epidemic of smallpox killed many Native Americans on the New England Coast. Because the Native Americans had never dealt with these diseases before, it made it harder for them to fight it off.
  • Plymouth, Massachusetts

    Plymouth, Massachusetts
    Pilgrims from England found the English Colony of Plymouth, Massachusetts
  • Duke of York

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

    King Phillip's War
    In the Colonial villages of Massachusetts, King Phillip's War begins between the colonists and Native Americans.
  • Louisiana

    Sieur de le Salle explored the lower Mississippi Valley river, and claims the valley for France and names it Louisiana in honor of the French King Louis XIV
  • French and Indian War

    French and Indian War
    A well known war between the British and French is known as the French and Indian War. These countries fought over disputed land claims in the Ohio Valley.