European Nations Settle in North America

  • Apr 1, 1524

    New York Harbor

    New York Harbor
    Verrazzand, sailing for France, discovers New York Harbor.
  • Apr 1, 1534

    St. Lawrence River

    St. Lawrence River
    Frechman Jacques Cartier navigate the St. Lawrence River names an Island Along the River Montreal.
  • Jamestown

    Jamestown is founded on the coast of Virginia by 100 English Settlers.
  • Smallpox

    An epidemic of smallpox kills many Native Americans on the New England coast.
  • Plymouth, Massachusetts

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

    New 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 Phillips

    King Phillip's War begins in Colonial vilages of Massachusetts, between colonists and Native Americans.
  • French and Indian War

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