European Nations Settle in North America

  • Jan 1, 1524


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

    Jacques Cartier

    Jacques Cartier
    Frenchman Jacques Cartier navigates the St. Lawrence River names an Island Along the River Montreal.
  • Jamestown

    Jamestown is founded on the coast of Virginia by 100 English settlers.
  • Samuel de Champlain

    Samuel de Champlain
    French explorer, Samuel de Champlain, founds the colony of Quebec.
  • Smallpox

    An epidemic of smallpox, brought by Europeans, kills many native Americans on the New England coast.
  • Henry Hudson

    Henry Hudson
    Henry Hudson, exploring for the Netherlands, claims land that will become New Netherland.
  • King Phillip's War

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

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