Major Events of Colonial Era

  • Period: Sep 8, 1492 to

    European Coloization

  • Oct 12, 1492

    Christopher Columbus First Encounter

    On October 12th,1942 his crew spots land which was the Amercias.When he arrives he was encountered by the inhabitants of the Amercias at that time.
  • Jun 9, 1534

    Jacques Cartier Sailed up the St.Lawrence River

    Although he couldn't travel up the river all the way to Asia, Cartier had in fact discovered an important waterway into the vast areas of Canada.
  • Sep 9, 1540

    Coronado's expedition from Mexico to Kansas

    Finding no wealth in Cibola or the surroundings, Coronado moved his army east to the pueblos around Albuquerque, on the Rio Grande River
  • Sep 8, 1565

    Spanish Expedition Established St.Augustine in Florida

    its the oldest colony that occupied city in the United States is in the state of Florida
  • Roanoke Colony

    The Roanoke Colony was a late 16th-century attempt by Queen Elizabeth I to establish a permanent English settlement. The enterprise was financed and organized originally by Sir Humphrey Gilbert, who drowned in 1583
  • Hernando de Soto’s expedition of the Southeast

    This began his three-year odyssey through the Southeastern North American continent, from which de Soto and a large portion of his men would not return.
  • Juan de Onate founded Santa Fe

    First governor of New Spain.explorer, and colonial governor of the Santa Fe de Nuevo México province in the Viceroyalty of New Spain.
  • Coloization of Jamestown,Virginia

    The government, language, customs, beliefs and aspirations of these early Virginians are all part of the United States heritage today.
  • Samuel de Champlain founded Quebec

    He is important to history because he made the first accurate map of the coast and he helped establish the settlements.
  • Fur Trade

    the French explorer Samuel de Champlain established a trading post on the site of the present-day city Quebec.
  • John Rolfe introduced tobacco to Virginia

    Rolfe named his Virginia-grown strain of the tobacco "Orinoco", possibly in honour of tobacco populariser Sir Walter Raleigh's expeditions in the 1580s.
  • First African slaves arrived in Virginia

    Little is known of these newly arrived people: the first Africans to set foot on the North American continent. At this time the slave trade between Africa and the English colonies had not yet been established.
  • Colization of Plymouth,Massachusetts

    Founded in 1620 by the Pilgrims, passengers of the famous ship the Mayflower. Plymouth is where New England was first established.
  • The Beaver Wars

    The wars were terrifying and brutal wars fought by tribes of the Iroquois Confederacy against the French and the Indian tribes who were their allies, including the Huron, Algonquins and the Mohicans.
  • South Carolina Colony

    King Charles II gave the land to eight noble men known as The Lords Proprietors. At the time, the province included both North Carolina and South Carolina.
  • Marquette and Joliet sailed down the Mississippi

    arlier exploration in the western Great Lakes and reports from by Native Americans revealed the possibility that a great river drained either west or south of the region.
  • Pueblo Revolt

    It was an uprising of most of the Pueblo Indians against the Spanish colonizers in the province of Santa Fe de Nuevo México, present day New Mexico.
  • Province of Pennsylvania

    Dictated in a royal charter granted by King Charles II. The name Pennsylvania, which translates roughly as "Penn's Woods".
  • Georgia Colony

    James Oglethorpe was given a charter from King George II to create a new colony which he would name Georgia.It had two main purposes: to serve as a place where debtors in prison could go to start anew and it served as a barrier against Spanish expansion from Florida.