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Unit 1: French + Indian War

  • Oct 12, 1492

    Columbus "Discovers" America

    Columbus "Discovers" America
    Christopher Columbus sailed his three ships called the Nina, the Pinta, and the Santa Marina to America. He wanted to keep sailing west until he reached the other side of Asia. The reason for that was because he wanted the gold, pearls, and spices that were there. Instead of Asia, he hit North America without ever knowing it.
  • Jamesetown Colony created

    Jamesetown Colony created
    Jamestown was the first English colony out of 13 in America. When explorers were coming to America, they formed a colony around the James River. English settlers eventually arrived in Jamestown, Virginia. Although it was Jamestown on the James River that the English colonization started.
  • Massachusetts Bay Colony created

    Massachusetts Bay Colony created
    The Massachusetts Bay Colony was found by English Puritans that were educated and wealthy. Eleven ships were brought to Salem that had hundreds of settlers on them. The first governor was John Winthrop.
  • New Amsterdam becomes New York

    New Amsterdam becomes New York
    New Amsterdam became New York because the king of Dutch gave it to his brother. His was the Duke of York. The Duke of York then named New Amsterdam, "New York".
  • Albany Congress meets

    Albany Congress meets
    The British government asked the colonies to meet in Albany in 1754. They wanted to make a treaty with Native Americans and plan what they will do to defend themselves for the colonies agianst France.
  • George Washington assaults Fort Duquesne

    George Washington assaults Fort Duquesne
    This was one of the first battles of the French and Indian War. It was also George Washington's only military surreneder.
  • The French and Indian War concludes

    The French and Indian War concludes
    This war was the last of four wars in North America in 1689 to 1763, between the British and French. It started in America and spred into Europe. They called it the Seven Years' War.