The Great Expedition

  • Aug 1, 1492


    Columbus started sailing to the west with famous ships nina pinta and santa maria
  • Jan 1, 1494

    Conflicts resolved

    Territorial conflicts between portugal and spain were resolved
  • Period: Jan 1, 1494 to Jan 1, 1502


    Columbus had explored puerto rico, virgin islands, Jamaica and Trindad
  • Sep 3, 1519

    Hernando Cortes

    Hernando Cortes made small empire of spanish and native americans
  • Sep 3, 1521

    Hernando Cortes

    Cortes and army took control of gold and silver mines
  • Period: Sep 3, 1535 to Sep 3, 1541

    Jacques Cartier

    Expored the northwest part of North America to find the elusive passage to the Orient in 1535. Also in 1535 Cartier sailed west of Newfoundland & "discovered" the St.Lawrence River, he would return to this area in three voyages between 1535 and 1541
  • Sep 3, 1576

    Northwest Passage

    Sir Martin Frobisher search for Northwest Passage that links Europe with the Orient.
  • Sep 3, 1577

    English Circumnavigation

    Sir Francis Drake - First English Circumnavigation, (traveling around by ship or plane)
  • Roanoke

    Roanoke "Lost Colony" founded by Sir Walter Raleigh, lasted about 10 months.
  • Bartholomew

    Bartholomew Goshold explored the New England Coast.
  • Hudson

    Henry Hudson was hired to find a passage by the North Pole to Japan and China
  • Hudson

    Henry Hudson finds green land
  • Jamestown

    Jamestown was founded and the Joint stock company was formed, which is a company owned by the shareholders.
  • Hudson

    Henry Hudson was ready to command his second expedition to discover a northeast passage through the Arctic waters north of Russia.
  • Samuelde Champlain

    Founded Quebec and heaed further into the woodlands of Canada.
  • Hudson

    Hudson left Amserdam on,aboad the Half Moon,a small eighty-ton yacht with a crew of eighteen sailors
  • Hudson

    SAiling along the coast of Norway, he reached the North Cape
  • Hudson

    Half Moon sailed into the majestic river off the Atlantic coast by chance. Strong head winds and stroms forced them to aboandon the northeast voyage after 150 miles; the Half Moon did not reach the Paciic, but Albany, New York.
  • Pilgrims

    Pilgrims arrive at Cape Cod.
  • Jamestown

    By this time there was 1,200 settlers in Jamestown.
  • Vrginia

    Virginia becomes a Royal Colony.
  • Puritans

    Puritans arrive at Massachusetts Bay.
  • Jacques Marquette & Louis Joliet

    Both men were sent to the Mississippi River to find out if it was the long-sought water passage to the Pacific. They were aslo sent to find out if the kingdoms of Quivira and Theguaio real.
  • North America

    The first ship bringing African slaves to North America.