Unit One French and Indian War

  • Oct 12, 1492

    Columbus "discovers" America

    Columbus "discovers" America
    On October 12, 1492 Christopher Columbus arrived in North America, He had orginally set out to sail from Europe to Asia, where the riches of gold, pearls, and spice awaited him. He got lost on the voyage, and ended up in America.
  • Jamestown Colony created

    Jamestown Colony created
    On May 14, 1607, Jamestown was the first successful English settlement on the mainland of North America. It was founded by the Virginia Company, which was headquartered in England.
  • Massachusetts Bay Colony created

    Massachusetts Bay Colony created
    The Massachusetts Bay Colony was an English settlement on the east coast of North America that was created on June 12, 1640. The colony was founded by the owners of the Massachusetts Bay company after many attempts.
  • New Amsterdam becomes New York

    New Amsterdam becomes New York
    In 1664, England renamed the former colony New Amsterdam, New York. New York city gained prominence in the 18th century as a major trading port between the Thirteen Colonies. It was known for trading fur, and then eventually became an agricultural resource.
  • Albany Congress meets

    Albany Congress meets
    From June 19 to July 11, 1754, the British government met with colonial representatives in Albany, New York, to develop a treaty with Native Americans and plan the defense of the colonies against France.
  • George Washington assaults Fort Duquesne

    George Washington assaults Fort Duquesne
    The attack on Fort Duqesne was to drive the French out of the Ohio Valley that way they could clear a way for the invasion of Canada. The attack was led by George Washington on September 14, 1758.
  • The French & Indian War concludes

    The French & Indian War concludes
    The French and Indian War was settled by the Treaty of Hubertusburg on Febuary 15, 1763. The war had lasted for seven years.