Some Key Dates and Events For Unit Two World Civ Period 9

  • Jan 1, 1492

    Columbus sailed the ocean blue.

    When Columbus reached land, he thought that he had landed in the East Indies. However, he ended up landing in the Caribbean. He was the first European explorer to reach the Americas.
  • Period: Jan 1, 1492 to

    Important Dates

  • Jan 1, 1511

    The first enslaved Africans arrive in the Americas.

    The enslavement of Africans would foverer change the nations of the Americas and Africa for better or for worse.
  • Jan 1, 1521

    Cortés conquers the Aztec Empire.

    One european leader and approximately 600 men brought down the advanced Aztec Empire using guns, germs, and steel.
  • Jan 1, 1533

    Pizarro conquers the Incan Empire.

    Pizarro with only 200 men conquered the Incan Empire and killed its ruler Atahualpa, who was viewed as a god.
  • The English found Jamestown.

    Jamestown was the first successful colony that the English created in North America.
  • The English found Plymouth.

    Plymouth was the second English colony in the Americas and was founded by Pilgrims.
  • The French and Indian War ends.

    The English won the French and Indian War and gained massive amounts of the French's territory in the Americas.