Timeline

Timeline created by uncg2017
  • Period:
    Aug 19, 1408
    to
    Aug 19, 1509

    Dutch

    1492
    • Christopher Columbus seeks a western sea route to Asia, funded by Spain.
  • Aug 20, 1492

    spain

    christopher columbus discovers america
  • Aug 19, 1507

    Dutch

    1507
    • The New World is first termed "America" by a German mapmaker who falsely credits Amerigo Vespucci with its discovery.
  • Aug 19, 1513

    spain

    pounce de leon lands in florida
  • Aug 19, 1519

    spain

    de soto explores florida
  • Aug 19, 1524

    france

    verrazano sails to the new world
  • Aug 19, 1534

    france

    jaques cartier sails to the new world
  • Aug 19, 1540

    spain

    fransisco coronado explores new mexico
  • Aug 19, 1565

    spain

    st.augistin is found
  • English

    1607 The first colony was founded at Jamestown, Virginia
  • france

    samuel de champlain sail,quebec is found
  • Dutch

    1619
    • The first session of the first colonial legislative assembly, the Virginia House of Burgesses, convenes in Jamestown.
  • English

    The first meeting of the House of Burgesses was held in Jamestown, Virginia, on July 30, 1619.
  • English

    1619 The first meeting of the House of Burgesses was held in Jamestown, Virginia, on July 30, 1619
  • Dutch

    1621
    • One of the first peace treaties between colonists and Native Americans, specifically the Plymouth pilgrims and the Wampanoag Tribe, is signed with the aid of Squanto
  • English

    1624 Virginia was made a royal colony
  • English

    In the spring of 1630, John Winthrop led a fleet of 11 vessels and 700 passengers to the Massachusetts Bay Colony
  • English

    1662 King Charles II officially united Connecticut as a single colony
  • English

    Sugar Act - Law passed by the British Parliament setting a tax on sugar and molasses imported into the colonies.
  • france

    father marquet and louis joliet sailed up the mississipi river to alaska
  • france

    robert la salle sailed to the mouth of the mississipi river