North america map

European Nations Settle in North America

  • Jan 1, 1524

    New York Harbor discovered

    New York Harbor discovered
    Verrazzand, who sailed for France discovered the New York Harbor.
  • Jan 1, 1534

    Island is named

    Island is named
    Frenchman Jacques Cartier navigates the St. Lawrence River, and names an island along the river Montreal
  • Jamestown Founded

    Jamestown Founded
    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.
  • New Netherland

    New Netherland
    Henry Hudson, who explored the Netherlands, claims that will become the New Netherland.
  • Smallpox

    Smallpox brought by Europeans, kills many native Americans on the New England coast.
  • English Colony founded

    English Colony founded
    Pilgrims from England founded an English Colony in Plymouth, Massachusetts.
  • The 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

    The King Phillip's War began in Colonial villages of Massachusetts between colonists and Native Americans
  • Valley Claimed for France

    Valley Claimed for France
    Sieur de la Salle explores the lower Mississippi Valley river, and claims the valley for Franch and names it Louisiana in Honer of the French King Louis XIV.
  • French & Indian War!

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