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  • 1500 BCE

    pedro alvares cabral discovery of brazil

    pedro alvares cabral discovery of brazil
    Pedro Álvares Cabral reached the Brazilian coast on April 22nd, 1500. Richard Cavendish | Published in History Today Volume 50 Issue 4 April 2000 The discovery of Brazil was an episode in the creation of a Portuguese commercial empire which in less than a hundred years extended to four continents.
  • Period: 1470 to 1520

    pedro alvares cabral

    Pedro Álvares Cabral was a Portuguese nobleman, military commander, navigator, and explorer regarded as the European discoverer of Brazil. he was born on 1470 and died on 1520
  • Roanoke Colony

    Roanoke Colony
    The establishment of the Roanoke Colony was an attempt by Sir Walter Raleigh to found the first permanent English settlement in North America. The English, led by Sir Humphrey Gilbert, had claimed St. John's, Newfoundland, in 1583 as the first North American English territory at the royal prerogative of Queen Elizabeth I. (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Roanoke_Colony)
  • Jamestown

    Jamestown Colony, the first permanent English settlement in North America, is located near present-day Williamsburg, Virginia. Established on May 14, 1607, the colony gave England its first foothold in the European competition for the New World, which had been dominated by the Spanish since the voyages of Christopher Columbus in the late 15th century.www.britannica.com/place/Jamestown-Colony
  • Mayflower Compact

    Mayflower Compact
    The Mayflower Compact, originally titled Agreement Between the Settlers of New Plymouth, was the first governing document of Plymouth Colony. It was written by the male passengers of the Mayflower, consisting of separatist Puritans, adventurers, and tradesmen. The Puritans were fleeing from religious persecution by King James I of England.http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mayflower_Compact
  • English Bill of Rights

    English Bill of Rights
    The English Bill of Rights was an act signed into law in 1689 by William III and Mary II, who became co-rulers in England after the overthrow of King James II. The bill outlined specific constitutional and civil rights and ultimately gave Parliament power over the monarchy. www.history.com/topics/british-history/english-bill-of-rights
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  • the stamp act

    To recoup some of the massive debt left over from the war with France, Parliament passed laws such as the Stamp Act, which for the first time taxed a wide range of transactions in the colonies.
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    The Townshend Acts

    Parliament again tried to assert its authority by passing legislation to tax goods that the Americans imported from Great Britain. The Crown established a board of customs commissioners to stop smuggling and corruption among local officials in the colonies, who were often in on the illicit trade.
  • The Boston Massacre

  • The Boston Tea Party

    The British eventually withdrew their forces from Boston and repealed much of the onerous Townshend legislation. But they left in place the tax on tea, and in 1773 enacted a new law, the Tea Act, to prop up the financially struggling British East India Company. The act gave the company extended favorable treatment under tax regulations so that it could sell tea at a price that undercut the American merchants who imported from Dutch traders.
  • The Coercive Acts

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    British attacks on coastal towns

    Though the Revolutionary War’s hostilities started with Lexington and Concord, Randall says that at the start, it was unclear whether the southern colonies, whose interests didn’t necessarily align with the northern colonies, would be all in for a war of independence. “The southerners were totally dependent upon the English to buy their crops, and they didn’t trust the Yankees,” he explains. “And in New England, the Puritans thought the southerners were lazy.”
  • Lexington and Concord

    British General Thomas Gage led a force of British soldiers from Boston to Lexington, where he planned to capture colonial radical leaders Sam Adams and John Hancock, and then head to Concord and seize their gunpowder. But American spies got wind of the plan, and with the help of riders such as Paul Revere, word spread to be ready for the British.