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