European Nations Settle in North America.

  • Apr 24, 1524


    Verrazzand, sailing for France and discovered New York Harbor.
  • Apr 24, 1534

    Jacques Cartier.

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

    Jamestown is founded on teh coast of Virginia by 100 English settlers.
  • Quebec.

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

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

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

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

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