Texas history

Texas History '14-'15

  • Period: Jan 1, 1400 to

    Texas History

  • Period: Jan 1, 1400 to

    Age of Contact

  • Oct 11, 1492

    Christopher Columbus

    Christopher Columbus
    Christopher Columbus went to Americas( North America,South America)and part of the land at makes up the United States. Also was first to sight the new land which is the America.
  • Feb 16, 1519

    Hernan Cortes

    Hernan Cortes
    Hernan Cortes invaded Aztec in Mexico.Also defected the Aztec months later. Also after he plundered and rebuilt he named the city Mexico City.
  • Jun 2, 1519

    Alonso Alvarez De Pineda

    Alonso Alvarez De Pineda
    Alonso Alvarez De Pineda was the first European to explore the coastline of Texas.Also to map the coastline.He sailed from Florida to Mexico.He did stop at the mouth of a river for 40 days which he calloed Rio de las Palmas.
  • Nov 6, 1528

    Alvar Nunez Cabeza De Vaca

    Alvar Nunez Cabeza De Vaca
    Alvar Nunez Cabeza De Vaca shipwreck in Texas and was the first European to enter what is now Texas.We believe he shipwreck in Galveston Bay.When they shipwreck into Texas the survive because of the kimd and generous Karankawas.
  • May 25, 1539

    Fray Marcos de Niza

    Fray Marcos de Niza
    Fray Marcos de Niza was sent by Viceroy Mendoza to be head of an advance party to check on the stories of Cabeza de Vaca.Fray Marcos wasa also a priest.He was sent to see if ther was really a place named Cibola and if there were seven cities.Also to see if the cities were made of gold silver and precious gems.
  • May 25, 1539

    Luis de Moscoso

    Luis de Moscoso
    Luis de Moscoso was head of the expedition when Hernan De Soto died.On his way to Mexico he met many Native Americans but no riches.
  • Feb 7, 1540

    Francisco Vazquez de Coronado

    Francisco Vazquez de Coronado
    Francisco Vazquez de Coronado started an expedition across Northern Texas.The expedition ended on July 7, 1540.the expedition was to see if the city of gold Cibola was really gold.
  • Corpus Christi de la Ysleta

    Corpus Christi de la Ysleta
    Spanish establishes the first European settlement in Texas.
  • Rene Robert Cavelier, Sieur de La Salle

    Rene Robert Cavelier, Sieur de La Salle
    Rene Robert Cavelier, Sieur de La Salle le the first European expedition to navigat the Mississippi River.He started at south the Mississippi River to the Gulf of Mexico.He also claimed the entire inland region surrounding the Mississippi River and named the land Louisiana in honor of French King Louis XIV.
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  • American Independent

    The American Colony win their independent from Great Britian.
  • Mexican Independent

    Mexican become independent from Spain.
  • Law That Continued Immigration

    The encouraged the immigration of Mexican and European fsmilies to Texas with generous land grants and financial assistance.
  • Santa Anna At San Antonio

    Santa Anna's advance wing arrives at San Antonio.
  • Defeat of At agua Dulce

    On that day part of Urrea's army defeated about 30 of Dr.james Grant's men at Agua Dulce.
  • End of Battle

    At 8:00in th morning the battle for Alamo was over.
  • Battle of San Jacinto

    That day General Martin Perfecto de Cos and about 540 soldiers jioned Santa Anna's army.
  • Texas Enters Union

    Texas is annexed by the Union and is the 28 state in the Union.
  • Treaty Signed

    The Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo was signed in a village called Guadalupe Hidago.
  • Lincoln

    Lincoln arrives in Washington and aviods assassination.
  • Civil War

    The Civil War began at the battle of Fort Sumter.
  • Confederate Attacks

    Lincoln signs the Emancipation Proclamation and the Confederate attack at Galveston Harbor with over than 500 soldiers.The attack was successful for the Conferderate.Also several hundred Union soldiers and vessels surrendered.
  • Lincoln Died

    Lincoln was assassinated by john Wilkes Booth who thought Lincoln was helping the Confederate cause.
  • Civil War Done

    The last land battle took place at Palmito Ranch near Brownsville.This battle ended the war even thought General lee had already surrendered but the army did not know.
  • Railroad Complete

    The Trancontinental railroad was complete.
  • Galveston Destoyed

    Galveston was stuck by a hurricane and it was totally destoryed.
  • Spindletop

    Spindletop the first gusher was eplosing with oil.
  • War

    The Untied States declared war with Germany and enter World War 1.
  • Stock Market

    In this year the stock market craashed in Wall street and Republican Herbert Hoover was elected president.