Simon Pompan Unit 2 Timeline

  • Jan 1, 1492

    Columbus sailed the ocean blue

    Chritopher Columbus was an Intalian explorer who completed four voyages across the Atlantic ocean. On his first voyage he expected to reach Japan, but landen in the Bahamas. His voyages led to the first long lasting European contact with the Americas.
  • Jan 1, 1511

    First enslaved Africans arrive in the Americas

    Most Slaves transported to the New World were Africa, sold by Africans to Europan slave traders who took them to the Americas.
  • Jan 1, 1521

    Cortés conquers Aztec Empire

    Hernan Cortez captured the capital of the Aztec Empire, Tenochtitlan. When Cortez arrived in the Aztec Empire they thought he was Quetzalquatal, a serpent god. They welcomed him and obeyed his orders. Cortez kept asking for gold and told their leader Montezuma, that he had a disease that only gold could cure.
  • Jan 1, 1533

    Pizarro conquers Incan Empire

    Pizarro conqured the Incan Empire. Pizarro was a spanish conquistador who was a distant cousin of Cortes. Pizarro came across an Incan ship full of riches. He captured the ship and made the crew his translaters. He then captured Atahualpa and killed him. Pizzaro then captured Cuzco, the capital of the incas.
  • English found Jamestown

    Jamestown was the first permanent English Settlement in the Americas and was established by the Virginia Company of London.
  • English found Plymouth

    Founded by a group of Separatists who are now known as the Pilgrims. They arrived aboard the Mayflower and set up their first permanent settlement of Europeans in New England.
  • French and Indian War ends

    The Americans won the French and Indian War (Seven Years' War). The war was declared between the French and the British. The first cause of the War was Mercantilism, the France and British were fighting over territory so they can get wealth and gain power. The war ended with the signing of the Treaty of Paris.