The Magna Carta was created after a siege against a terrible King of England named, Bad King John (1199-1216). The Magna Carta was created to establish greater control of the power someone may wield in England. "No Taxation Without Representation
End of the Spanish Reconquista, 700 AD-1492
The Spanish Reconquista was the Spanish Christians attacking the Moors out of southern Spain. It ended mostly after the success of the Spanish and the discovery of the Americas.
Oct 12, 1492
Christopher Columbus' Arrival in America
Christopher Columbus and a crew of 90 arrived in the Americas, a very dangerous journey that almost ended in mutiny.
Period: Oct 12, 1492 to
Spanish Colonization of the Americas
Cortez's arrival in Mexico
Cortez was a Conquistador, sent to Mexico by Spain to Plunder and spread Christianity through the Americas
May 26, 1521
Siege of Tenochtitlan
The siege on the city of gold, the Capital of the Aztec Empire. A humiliating defeat for the Aztecs, and a rich victory for Cortez.
Period: 1534 to
French Colonization in the Americas
New France, French Nouvelle-France, The French Colonies of continental North America.
First European to travel the Mississippi River
Hernato de Soto traveled the Mississippi to discover the city of gold 1539/1540.
Period: 1540 to 1542
Franciso Vázquez de Corndando's expedition in America
Cornando's journey through America was for the search of the next City of Gold. However as far as he had traveled he did not find a city of gold.
A Short Account of The Destruction of the Indies
Written by Bartolomé De Las Casas. Mentions the destruction and genocide of the Native Americans and the Spanish influence that crushed their lifestyle and culture.
Bartolomé De Las Casas written piece on the guilt he had for the destruction and death the Spanish had caused to the Dominican Native's.
Founding of the Powhatan Confederacy
The predicted time of the Powhatan Confederacy. Powhatan was so powerful that the English thought he was a king.
Establishment of Jamestown
One of the first of many English colonies in America!
English Colonization of America
Majority of the Eastern Coast were English Colonies, and many were in Native American territory. All in all, not good.
Spains first Established Colony, Santa Fe
Quebec, Frances first colony
Henry Hudsons Journey North
The Dutch East India Company hired Henry Hudson to search for another Northeast passage to India
Dutch Presence in the Americas
Controlled very little in comparison to the other empires. The Dutch only controlled the Hudson River Valley, and only had temporary forts and very few colonies.
Predicted Arrival of African Slaves
23 african Slaves, were still capable of gaining their freedoms
Establishment of New Amsterdam, New York
One of the very first and successful Dutch Colonies that soon became New York for the British.
Establishment of Fort Orange
A very successful and strategically placed fort on the Hudson River for the Dutch settlements in the New Netherlands. Present day Albany.
Dutch families migrating to America, Creation of Present Day Manhattan
The first 30 of the Dutch colonists migrating to America. Very few were actually Dutch.
Puritans arrival in America
The Great Migration
14000 Englanders set out for New England, a economic and religious powerhouse in the New World.
English Civil War
Anglo Dutch War
The span of several wars with Great Britian and the Netherlands fighting over American territories and trade.
First Anglo Dutch War
First Anglo Dutch war about the passageways that were under English rule. The Dutch sought to trade far cheaper goods under the table.
Predicted period of the creation of the Iroquois Confederacy
Brought together five Native American Tribes in the Great lakes
Second Anglo Dutch War
Third Anglo Dutch War
King Philips War
King Williams War/ The War for The League of Augsburg
Queen Anns War/ The Great War For Spanish Succession
Treaty of Utrecht
Development of the Backcountry
This began the moment where colonists began to move westward in Native American lands.
King Georges War
Seven Years War
Treaty of Easton
Treaty of Paris
Proclamation Line of 1763
Post 7 years war resulted in an agreement among the Native Americans, the colonies, and the British.
The Stamp Act
The Stamp Act was used to help England Replenish their coffers after the costly 7 years war. The American colonists did not like this, and rioted.
A tragic event where British soldiers fired upon a crowd of Boston civilians.
Boston Tea Party
American Patriots threw British tea into the Boston Harbor
Creation of the First Continental Congress
The First Continental Congress met in the response to the Coercive Acts of 1774, made by the British Empire in their response to the Colonial resistance on taxes
Battle of Lexington and Concord
The first battle of the American Revolution
American Revolutionary War
Creation of the Second Continental Congress
Congress reconvened in Philedelphia with more colonies
Creation of the Declaration of Independence
Creation of the Articles of Confederation
Fourth Anglo Dutch War
Battle of Yorktown
This battle led to the defeat and surrender of Britain, resulting in the evacuation of Britain in the Americas
Ratification of the Bill of Rights
The radification of the first 10 Amendments of the United States