Unit 2: The Atlantic World By vballskier 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. Jan 1, 1607 Jamestown Chartered by King James, a group of colonists from a london company create the first permanent English settlement, located in Virginia. Jan 1, 1620 Plymouth In Massachusetts, the pilgrims, persecuted fir their beliefs in Britain, create the second English colony for religious freedom. Jan 1, 1763 Ending of French and Indian War British defeat French in war for territory and get control of eastern part of North America.