Colonial American History

  • Jun 15, 1215

    Creation of the Magna Carta

    Creation of the Magna Carta
    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
  • 1492

    End of the Spanish Reconquista, 700 AD-1492

    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' 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

  • 1519

    Cortez's arrival in Mexico

    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

    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.
  • 1539

    First European to travel the Mississippi River

    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.
  • 1552

    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.
  • 1556

    Historia apologética

    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.
  • 1580

    Founding of the Powhatan Confederacy

    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!
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    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
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    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.
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    Predicted Arrival of African Slaves

    23 african Slaves, were still capable of gaining their freedoms
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Puritans arrival in America

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    The Great Migration

    14000 Englanders set out for New England, a economic and religious powerhouse in the New World.
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    English Civil War

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    Anglo Dutch War

    The span of several wars with Great Britian and the Netherlands fighting over American territories and trade.
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    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
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    Second Anglo Dutch War

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    Third Anglo Dutch War

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    Bacons Rebellion

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    King Philips War

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    King Williams War/ The War for The League of Augsburg

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    Glorious Revolution

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    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.
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    King Georges War

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    Seven Years War

  • Treaty of Easton

    Treaty of Easton
  • Treaty of Paris

  • Proclamation Line of 1763

    Proclamation Line of 1763
    Post 7 years war resulted in an agreement among the Native Americans, the colonies, and the British.
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    Pontiacs War

  • The Stamp Act

    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.
  • Boston Massacre

    Boston Massacre
    A tragic event where British soldiers fired upon a crowd of Boston civilians.
  • Boston Tea Party

    Boston Tea Party
    American Patriots threw British tea into the Boston Harbor
  • Creation of the First Continental Congress

    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

    Battle of Lexington and Concord
    The first battle of the American Revolution
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    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

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    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

    Ratification of the Bill of Rights
    The radification of the first 10 Amendments of the United States