• Oct 1, 1500

    Spanish in the New World

    Spanish in the New World
    In 1492, Columbus sailed for Spain to find a passage to India. Instead, he discovered the New World (specifically Central America). Spain began sending explorers to find one thing, gold. To them, the more gold you had, the more power you had. Spain quickly became the most powerful European country, and began colonizing America.
  • Oct 3, 1500

    French in the New World

    French in the New World
    The French came to the New World in search of fur. They mostly colonized Canada, but they seeped down into America. The French were one of the few exploration groups to treat the natives with respect and kindness. Instead of fighting and taking Indian land, they treated them with kindness.
  • Jun 2, 1528

    Klein-Venedig is founded in what is now Venezuela.

    Klein-Venedig (Litle Venice) is founded, it lasted for twenty years and was the first German colony in the Americas. This gave the Germans hope in the Americas... for 20 years.
  • The English in the New World

    The English in the New World
    The English in America took mainly the coast of the United States. The English came for natural resources that weren't as plentiful in Britain. The English are probably the most important groups of explorers to us in the modern day. We speak their language now and mainly learn about them.
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    Modern Immigration to America

  • Dr. Johannes Fleischer becomes the first German immigrant to America.

  • The Polish land in America

    The Polish land in America
    John Smith, the man whom was in charge of Jamestown, hired Zbigniew Stefanski and five other polish people to come to Jamestown,Virgina to created certain things that the English were in need of.Zbigniew Stefanski was a glass producer and after arriving in Jamestown, created a glass furnace about a mile away from the settlement with the five other immigrants.
  • The Dutch Found New Amsterdam

    The Dutch Found New Amsterdam
    The Dutch (from the Netherlands) founded New Amsterdam in what is now New York. It was founded for business and trading. It was handed over to the English and renamed New York.
  • Germantown, Pennsylvania is founded

    Germantown, Pennsylvania is founded
    The first permanent German settlement, Germantown, is founded near Pennsylvania. It is now currently a neighborhood in Philidelphia.
  • Penal Laws.

    New laws forbid Catholics to vote, own land, or practice their religion. They're called the Penal Laws, or the "popery code". These laws lasted until 1829.
  • Protestent Germans Come to America

  • Casimir Pulaski arrives in America

    Casimir Pulaski arrives in America
    Casimir Pulaski (March 6, 1745-October 11, 1779) was Polish soldier who immigrated to the United States. He fought for independence of Poland and America. He was a part in many wars such as the Battle of Georgetown,
  • Mexico Won Independance from Spain.

    Mexico Won Independance from Spain.
    The mexican's were tired of sharing there land with Spain. The children of Mexicans and Spanish. Were cnsidered Spain land. The mexicans fought back and gained there independance. Napoleon's invasion of Spain (1807-1808) provided the spark the rebels needed. He and a small group of conspirators started the rebellion by ringing the church bells on the morning
  • Stopped Slavery

    Stopped Slavery
    President Vicente Guerrero (the first black president in Mexico) stopped Slavery in Mexico. When he is brought up he is considered a Mexican national hero and his body is burried in Mexico City. The Mexican state of Guerrero on the Mexican Pacific coast is named in his honor along with the towns of Col. Vicente Guerrero and the Baja California town of Guerrero Negro.
  • John A. Roebling leaves for the US.

    John A. Roebling leaves for the US.
    John A. Roebling, builder of the Brooklyn Bridge and many others, leaves Prussia for the US because of economic instability brought on by the Napoleanic Wars.
  • The Great Potato Famine

    The Great Potato Famine
    In September 1845, the Great Potato Famine started in Ireland. The airborne fungus caused the crops to die then rot.
  • Aztec's In Mexico.

    Aztec's In Mexico.
    Aztec Club of 1847 organized in Mexico City with General John A. Quitman, of Mississippi, as its first President. The Mexica (me-shee-ka) Indians, the most powerful ethnic group contorlling over the Aztec Empire from their capital city at Tenochtitlán in the Valley of Mexico, had very Not certain and modest roots that made their grow to power even more worthy of attention.
  • The United States Contacts Japan

    In 1853, a ship from the United States landed in Japan. This broke Japan's period of isolation from the world. Soon after, Japan began trading with the United States. Japan became more industrialized, which was a large change to the agricultural life of Japan. This began immigration.
  • A new constitution and a liberal victory.

    A new constitution and a liberal victory.
    Three years of civil war followed until Benito Juarez emerged as liberal leader and President.
  • William Ford leaves for Michigan.

    William Ford, father of Henry Ford, leaves County Cork, Ireland for Michigan after he marries Mary Litrogot, who lived in Michigan.
  • Uprising against Russia

    In the year 1863, The country of Poland finally had enough.The uprising was meant to free the country of Poland from the ruling of the country of Russia
  • New York City Draft Riots of 1863.

    In September of 1863, Abraham Lincoln announced Emancipation Proclamation. The Irishmen feared that the freed slaves would have a compitition for jobs and they started a riot.
  • President Diaz Of Mexico

    President Diaz Of Mexico
    His father was an innkeeper in the tiny capital of that like a state, and died three years after the birth of Porfirio, leaving a family of seven children. In 1871, Mexico President Diaz had a revolt against Juarez.( A Mexican City)
    Porfirio Díaz Mori volenteered in the reform, and then became a general, and then became the president.
  • Miyo Iwakoshi Settles in Oregon

    Miyo Iwakoshi Settles in Oregon
    Miyo Iwakoshi came to Oregon in 1880 with her husband and daughter. She was not the first Japanese visitor, but she was the first to settle there. They built a sawmill near Gresham, Oregon, and created the town of Orient. Orient is still in existence today.
  • City of Tokio Brings First Japanese Immigrants

    City of Tokio Brings First Japanese Immigrants
    The City of Tokio, a steamliner with a crew of 100, brings the first legal Japanese immigrants to Hawaii. They set sail from Yokohoma, Japan. On it were 944 Japanese laborers that had signed contracts with the companies in Hawaii.
  • Katsu Goto Lynched

    Katsu Goto Lynched
    Katsu Goto is lynched. He was a Japanese man who came to Hawaii by boat. He owned a small store where he sold general goods. He is considered a pioneer for Japanese immigrants because he was the first Japanese immigrant to open a business in the US. Details on his death are sketchy, as most reports are very minorly detailed. There is a memorial service held in his honor every year.
  • Gentlement's Agreement

    Gentlement's Agreement
    The Gentlement's Agreement of 1907 was an agreement between Japan and America that limited the flow of Japanese immigrants. Only the wives, children, and parents of current Japanese in America were allowed into the US. The reason for this agreement was to decrease offense to the Japanese government. San Francisco called for segregated schools for Japanese and the rest of children.
  • Army Of The South

    Army Of The South
    Emiliano Zapata, the son of a peasant, wins a reputation with the dispossed in southern Mexico for leading peasant group in the seizure of land. He becomes the leader of a small indivisual group and eventually came to a force numbering 25,000 men. Making the Army of the south.
  • Poland joins in on World War I

    The Polish agree to help with World War I and sent troops to fight Germany and Soviet Union.This is partly why World War II started.
  • Ross Martin

    Ross Martin was an actor and director. He was born in Grodek, Poland and grew up in New York. He also taught languages suchs as Spanish, French, and Italian.
  • Irish Civil War

    Irish Civil War
    The Irish Civil War started in 1922 and it ended in 1923. The Civil War started because they didn't want to be under the United Kingdom's power. It left Ireland's society diviided for a while.
  • Immigration Act of 1924

    On April 12, 1924, the Immigration Act of 1924 was passed, which only allowed 2% of each current immigrant ethnicities in the US to immigrate here. Because of the Naturalization Act of 1790, it included the Japanese. Japanese diplomats fought for this to be abolished, but it was not lifted until 1952.
  • The President Of Mexico Restored Many Things In MEXICO!

    The President Of Mexico Restored Many Things In MEXICO!
    Lazaro Cardenas (the father of Mexico City's new mayor, Cuahtemóc) was elected President and revived social revolution, organized labor, instituted land reform and expropriated foreign-owned property.
  • Poland invaded by Nazi Germany

    Poland invaded by Nazi Germany
    This day was the beginning of World War Two. The German Nazis invaded the soveirgn state of Poland. Their plan was to wipe out the Jewish race. They invaded Poland because they had a fairly large amount of people who belonged to the Jewish religion, also because Germany had a unsteady relationship with Poland already.
  • Poland invaded by Soviet Union

    Weeks after the invasion of Poland by Nazi Germany, Poland was invaded by Soviet Russia. Weeks before the attack of Poland, both Germany and Soviet Russia signed a peace agreement.Poland had never had a good relationship with either.
  • Pearl Harbor Attack

    On December 9th, 1941, the Japanese attacked Pearl Harbor. Because of the attacks, Japanese immigration plummetted. All Japanese-Americans were put into internment camp. The Japanese were only forgiven long after the incident.
  • Bloody Sunday.

    Bloody Sunday.
    During anti-British protests in Londonderry, 13 unarmed troops are killed by British troops. This event is now known as Bloody Sunday. Britian forced rule on Ulster, and a new era of bloodshed begins.
  • Vikings

    In the ninth century, the Vikings landed in what is now Iceland. This was almost 600 years before Columbus's voyages. In the 10th century, they began trying to colonize Greenland. They didn't have any permanent settlements, and there is very little evidence of them left in North America.
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    Exploration of America