Major Events of Colonial Era

By Bryne.
  • Period: Sep 8, 1400 to

    Major Events of Colonial Era

  • Oct 12, 1492

    Columbus encountered the New World for the first time

    Columbus and his men were the first of the rest of the countries to find America.
  • Jun 9, 1534

    Jacque Cartier sailed the St. Lawrence

    Jacque was ordered to find a water way to asia, but instead he found a vast water way in Canada.
  • Sep 8, 1538

    Hernando de Soto’s expedition of the Southeast

    Panfilo Narvaez was sent by the King of Spain on an expedition of the Spanish territory of Florida, which at the time was all of the southeastern North America.
  • Sep 8, 1540

    Coronado's expedition from Mexico to Kansas

    The Spanish people thought that there was riches of gold and sliver in the center of North America, so they went on a journey to find it.
  • Sep 8, 1565

    Spanish establish St. Augustine, Florida

    Pedro Menendez de Aviles landed in Florida and began to set up the settlements on an ancient Native American village.
  • Attempted Roanoke Colony

    Queen Elizabeth 1st wanted to colonize America, so the Roanoke Colony began. After 10 months the Colony failed to rise and grow so the first attempted failed at colonizing.
  • Juan de Onate founded Santa Fe

    Juan de Onate and his men went looking for gold in North America they did not find any, but they did end up discovering and naming New Mexico.
  • Jamestown, Virginia founded

    Jamestown became America's first permanent English colony, which helped shape the nation as it is today.
  • Samuel de Champlain founded Quebec

    Samuel established a new settlement, which was named Quebec City that he and his settlers found.
  • French began fur trade with Indians

    The fur traded was established at Quebec City, and he got the fur from Indians which later the French started the traded at the Mississippi River.
  • John Rolfe introduced tobacco to Virginia

    John Rolfe and two ship delivered and introduced the tobacco leaf to Jamestown, Virginia which help shape the nation today because of this event.
  • First African slaves arrived in Virginia

    20 African slaves are send to Jamestown, Virginia in which the America slave trade begans.
  • Plymouth, Massachusetts founded

    It was founded by Pilgrims in which they had to form a colony now known as Town of Plymouth.
  • Beaver Wars

    This was a war between the Indians because of the tribes having to relocate to other tribes lands in which they did not approve.
  • South Carolina colony founded

    They had to settle the area of south Virginia, so they create Carolina to settle it. After a while there was problems and they had to divide Carolina into north and the south.
  • Marquette and Joliet sailed down the Mississippi

    They sailed down the Mississippi in a canoe, and explored the wildlife and the landscapes as they were on their jounery.
  • The Pueblo Revolt

    This was the events of the Native people being converted to the Christian faith, and being enslaved as well.
  • Pennsylvania Colony founded

    William Penn had a goal that he was to create a colony that allow for freedom of religion so he discided to form this colony.
  • Georgia Colony founded

    James Oglethorpe was order to create a new colony by King George 2nd so he did, and he named the colony Georgia.