Shaping the Americas

  • Jan 1, 1001

    Vikings Hit the Americas

    Vikings Hit the Americas
    Leif Ericsson and 35 of his explores leave scandinavia and sail for what is now known as newfoundland however when they arrive they cant prove there dominance and are kicked out of the new found land by the natives
  • Nov 1, 1492

    Columbus Later Voyage

    Columbus Later Voyage
    Columbus came back to spain with all the necesaries to get the king and queen to allow him to go back and promised to give them all the gold and food they wanted!
  • Jan 1, 1493

    Line of Demarcation

    Line of Demarcation
    Pope Alexander VI created the line of demarctaion to prevent war, the line splits down the middle of the atlantic portuguel controls the east and spain controls the west the the divide was accepted.
  • May 1, 1497

    Western Route to Asia

    Western Route to Asia
    King Henry sent John Cabot to find the western route to asia.
  • Jan 1, 1501

    America Vespucci

    America Vespucci
    Amerigo Vespucci was looking for asia however, being smarter than columbus he realised it wasnt asia it was a new land. named after him, "america"
  • Jan 1, 1513

    Balboa discovers the pacific

    Balboa discovers the pacific
    Trying to escape his creditors Vasco de Balboa hopped in his ship and headind towards the americas. Balboa fought off the diseases and swamps of death until he reached the "south sea" now known as the pacific ocean.
  • Jan 1, 1519

    Conqest of Mexico

    Conqest of Mexico
    Cortes lands on mexican coast
  • Jan 1, 1527

    Marriage Annually

    Marriage Annually
    King Henry asked the pope to annual his marriage. However he was told it would be considered that wasnt good enough for him.
  • Jan 1, 1560

    War in the New World Colonies

    War in the New World Colonies
    The dutch became protestants and rebelled against the spanish empire and the english aided the dutch which led to battles apon battles.
  • Jan 1, 1565

    First European colony

    First European colony
    St. Augustine Florida was established and is recognized as the oldest European colony.
  • Disapperence of the English

    Disapperence of the English
    In 1590 an english colony diappered from Roanoke and still remains a mystery.
  • Fur Trapping

    Fur Trapping
    in the 1600 fur trapping became very big and beaver fur became very fashionable
  • King Charles Was Beheaded

    King Charles Was Beheaded
    king charles was sentenced to death, the leader of the parliment oliver made the call.
  • Founding New France

    Founding New France
    Samuel de Chaplain helped establish a french colony "Nova Scotia."
  • Virgina Company

    Virgina Company
    In 1606 England granted the Virgina company permission to establish colonies in virgina.
  • Henry Hudson is sent to fing a route to asia

    Henry Hudson is sent to fing a route to asia
    A dutch man named Henry Hudson was sent to find a route to asia
  • Enslaved Arrive in New Netherland

    Enslaved Arrive in New Netherland
    In 1620 enslaved africans arrived in the new Netherlands
  • Charles ll takes the throne

    Charles ll takes the throne
    Parliment asked charles ll to be king to restore the royal bloodline
  • oops wrong way to virginia

    oops wrong way to virginia
    A group of puritans traveled to the americas to traveled they expected to end up in virginia thay actually landed in cape code.
  • Pilgrams first thanks giving with the Natives

    Pilgrams first thanks giving with the Natives
    3 day harvest becomes thanksgiving between natives and pilgrims.
  • FIRST SAWMILL

    FIRST SAWMILL
    Evidence is shown that the first sawmill may have been built in new hampshire.
  • Population Increase

    Population Increase
    BETWEEN 1640 AND 1700 THE POPULATIONS IN THE AMERICAN COLONIES INCREASED.
  • William Penn Recieves Land.

    William Penn Recieves Land.
    william penn a friend of the king recieves land because the king owed his family money
  • NAVIGATION ACTS

    NAVIGATION ACTS
    Charles the second and his advisers were determined to generate wealth for england by regulating trade and expanding the colonies in america.
  • Staple Act

    Staple Act
    parliment passed another act requiring every import to come through england.
  • King Charles takes New Netherland

    King Charles takes New Netherland
    king charles decided that it was finally necessary to seize New Netherland.
  • New Frances Expansion

    New Frances Expansion
    King Louis's plan to expand france on the new land was becoming efficient. he gave bonuses and gift tto those with big families and those who married young.
  • King Charles the Second Appoints a Comittee

    King Charles the Second Appoints a Comittee
    the comitte that the king put together was called the lords comissioners of trade and plantations were to oversee colonial trade and advise him about problems
  • King Charles the second responds

    King Charles the second responds
    king charles responds to the defiance of massachusetts.
  • BLOODLESS REVOLUTION

    BLOODLESS REVOLUTION
    King james fled for the throne when war was about to erupt between his army and his protestant daughter.
  • Witchtrials

    Witchtrials
    20 people were accused of witchury and where executed.
  • No Rights for Married Women?

    No Rights for Married Women?
    In the 1600's women that were married had no rights but in the 1700's that changed a bit.
  • Wheat Boom

    Wheat Boom
    In 1720-1750 wheat prices more than doubled in the colonies.
  • Small Pox's gets Big

    Small Pox's gets Big
    THE AMOUNT OF DISEASE INCREASES
  • Ben Franklin Steps into Philadelphia

    Ben Franklin Steps into Philadelphia
    When Ben Franklin was 16 he was on his own and he basically went from rags to riches!
  • The Great Awakening Awakens

    The Great Awakening Awakens
    George Whitefield Arrives to Town and the great awakening is established.
  • Gathering

    Gathering
    75 africans Gathered near Stono River attacked their overseers
  • Political Powers Established

    Political Powers Established
    Montesquieu seggestion lead to the 3 political powers Judicial, Legislative, and Executive.
  • Trading network

    Trading network
    A triangular trade was established between Europe, North America, and the Carribean
  • Philadelphia Overpopulates

    Philadelphia Overpopulates
    Philadelphia had over 23,000 people making it the largest colonial city.
  • Townshend Act

    Townshend Act
    NEW REGULATION OF TAXES PASSED TO THE COLONIES FROM BRITIAN!
  • Circular Letter

    Circular Letter
    Sam Adams helps John Otis write and send a draft of a Circular Letter.
  • Nonimportation Agreement

    Nonimportation Agreement
    Merchants in New York and Boston sigh a nonimportation agreement.
  • Britian Gets CrayCray

    Britian Gets CrayCray
    Roughly 1,000 british troops were sent to America
  • America gets Crafty

    America gets Crafty
    1 out of every 3 english ships had been built in america.
  • Boston Massacre

    Boston Massacre
    British troops open fired at a group of people and 3 died imediately 2 died later and 6 were wouded.
  • British East India Company

    British East India Company
    The new Prime Minsister decided to help the almost bankrupt company!
  • Tea Act

    Tea Act
    Parliment passed Tea act in 1773
  • Secret Assembly

    Secret Assembly
    At night a group of men secretly met up along a boston dock to strike a blow against Britain.
  • Pennsylvania Dutch

    Pennsylvania Dutch
    100,000 germans arrived in the american colonies!
  • Baptist Congregation gets Popular

    Baptist Congregation gets Popular
    20 persents of virginias whites and the african slaves join the Baptist Movement.
  • IMMAGRATION RATE RUNNING HIGH

    IMMAGRATION RATE RUNNING HIGH
    VERY LARGE NUMBER OF IMMAGRANTS BEING BROUGHT OVER.
  • Oliver Branch Petition

    Petition sent to the king!
  • Jews Settled in the Colonies

    Jews Settled in the Colonies
    1,500 JEWS LIVED IN THE COLONIES.
  • Declaration of Independance

    The Continental Congress issued the DOI and declared us the united states of america.
  • TREATY

    TREATY
    America and French are now allies.
  • British Regain Goergia

    British Regain Goergia
    British troops capture Savannah, Goergia and return it to british power.
  • British Invasion

    British Invasion
    In the spring, British invaded Virginia
  • Surrounded

    Surrounded
    American and French troops surrounded yorktown.
  • Peace

    Peace
    Parliment voted for a peace negotiation amongst the BRITTISH AND THE AMERICANS.