Unit 2: The Atlantic World

  • Aug 3, 1492

    Cristopher Columbus

    Columbus sailed west from Spain looking for Asia but instead found the Americas
  • Jan 1, 1511

    Slave Trade

    The first African slaves arrive in the Americas for European colonists beggining an era of huge slave trade with the Americas.
  • Jan 1, 1521

    Cortes vs. Aztecs

    Cortes conquers Aztec Empire becasue of advanced weaponry, aid of traitors and rivals of Aztecs, and disease.
  • Jan 1, 1533

    Pizzaro vs. Incan Empire

    Francisco Pizzaro conquers Incan by ambushing and capturing their king Atahualpa and then destroying him and the empire.
  • Jamestown

    Chartered by King James, a group of colonists from a london company create the first permanent English settlement, located in Virginia.
  • Plymouth

    In Massachusetts, the pilgrims, persecuted fir their beliefs in Britain, create the second English colony for religious freedom.
  • Ending of French and Indian War

    British defeat French in war for territory and get control of eastern part of North America.