US History - Colonial Period

  • Sep 3, 1492

    Discovery of America.

    Discovery of America.
    Columbus led his three ships - the Nina, the Pinta and the Santa Maria - out of the Spanish port of Palos on August 3, 1492.
  • 1497


    In 1497, another Italian-born explorers,Giovanni Cabato - better known by his anglicized name,John Cabot - set sail from the port of Bristolon Matthew on a Voyage sponsored by the English King Henry VII.
  • Period: 1500 to

    Growing Into America

    This is the period in which America turns into a country.
  • 1504

    Spanish sailors

    Spanish sailors
    In 1504, Hernan corte's, Who would become one of the most famous
    Spanish conquistadors arrived on the island of his paniola.
  • 1542


    In 1542,Juan Rodriguez Cabrillo, a Portuguese explorer in the service of Spain,sailed into San Diego Bay becoming the first Europe to navigate the coast California..
  • 1544


    Cabots son Published a map of the world in 1544.
  • 1577

    Queen Elizabeth I

    Queen Elizabeth I
    In 1577,Queen Elizabeth I commissioned the English Sailor and navigator France Drake to undertake an Expedition aboard the golden Hind, against the Spanish community on the American Pacific coast.
  • Founding of the Roanoke colony (the lost colony).

    Founding of the Roanoke colony (the lost colony).
    In 1587, Englishman John White led 100 men and women and children to an English colony in the new world.
  • First English speakers.

    First English speakers.
    In 1587, third group arrived including families, who would become both the first English - speaking settlement in america and the source of an enduring mystery.
  • John Smith Founded the Jamestown Settlement

    John Smith Founded the Jamestown Settlement
    Captain John Smith (January 9, 1580 - June, 1631) was an English adventurer and soldier, and one of the founders of the Jamestown, Virginia, settlement.
  • first slave in North america

    first slave in North america
    Slavery in America began when the first African slaves were brought to the North American colony of Jamestown, Virginia, in 1619, to aid in the production of such lucrative crops as tobacco.
  • Mayflower's historic trip

    Mayflower's historic trip
    The Mayflower was an English ship that famously transported the first English Puritans, known today as the Pilgrims, from Plymouth, England to the New World in 1620.
  • The Mayflower Voyage.

    The Mayflower Voyage.
    The Voyage of the Mayflower shows the ship that brought the pilgrims to New England 1620.
  • Catholic Country

    However, low wages and the threat of war with Spain standby catholic country, Prompted them to relocate to the New World, and they sailed from Plymouth, Devon September 6, 1620
  • Virginia company

    By 1621 the Virginia company was severely in debt, and 1622 the Powhatan massacred nearly a quarter of the settlers in a new attack.
  • The second pierce

    The second pierce
    The second pierce confirming the pilgrims settlement and governance of Plymouth, was granted by the council for New England in 1621.
  • New Amsterdam was founded

    New Amsterdam was founded
    The colony of New Netherland was established by the Dutch West India Company in 1624 and grew to encompass all of present-day New York City and parts of Long Island, Connecticut, and New Jersey
  • Foundation of Harvard college.

    Foundation of Harvard college.
    It was named after the College’s first benefactor, the young minister John Harvard of Charlestown, who upon his death in 1638 left his library and half his estate to the institution.
  • Peach tree war

    Peach tree war
    The 1655 Peach tree war, for example, erupted when a Dutch Settlers shot a Native woman for stealing a peach from his land- the last straw after years of abuse
  • European Settlement.

    European Settlement.
    The oldest continuously occupied European Settlement in the mainland United states is the city of St. Augustine in the northeastern Florida, Founded in 1665.
  • Fight between Britain and French

    Fight between Britain and French
    The fight between Britain and France for supremacy on the North America content began in 1689 with the out break of king Williams war, the first of 4 wars that concluded with France ceding its territory east of Mississippi of Britain under the 1763 treaty of Paris, while Spain required Louisiana.
  • Plymouth colony

    Plymouth colony
    1691 the Plymouth colony was merged, under a royal charter issued by William III, with the Massachusetts bay colony.
  • Salem Witch Trials.

    Salem Witch Trials.
    The Salem witch trials were a series of hearings and prosecutions of people accused of witchcraft in colonial Massachusetts between February 1692 and May 1693
  • Benjamin Franklin Kite experiment

    Benjamin Franklin Kite experiment
    In 1752, Franklin proposed an experiment with conductive rods to attract lightning to a Leyden jar, an early form of capacitor.
  • French and Indian War

    French and Indian War
    French and Indian War (1754- 63) left Britannia with a huge territorial
    gains in North America - and an equally huge nationally debt.
  • Royal proclamation

    Royal proclamation
    Initially, under the 1763 Royal proclamation, lands north and west of the Appalachian Mountains were declared an Indian reserve and closed to colonial settlement.
  • The colonies

    The colonies
    In an attempt to raise revenues through the colonies so they would effectively pay for their own protection,but successor, Lord Grenville, introduced two regulatory acts in 1764.
  • The Stamp Act

    The Stamp Act
    The Stamp Act of 1765 (short title Duties in American Colonies Act 1765; 5 George III, c. 12) was an Act of the Parliament of Great Britain that imposed a direct tax on the colonies of British America and required that many printed materials in the colonies be produced on stamped paper produced in London, carrying an embossed revenue stamp.
  • The Boston Mas

    The Boston Mas
    The Boston Mas scare was on march 5 1770 ,when seven British soldiers opened fire into a crowd of Boston civilians at the best of their officer.
  • Boston Tea Party

    Boston Tea Party
    The Boston Tea Party was a political protest by the Sons of Liberty in Boston, Massachusetts, onThe Boston Tea Party was a political protest by the Sons of Liberty in Boston, Massachusetts, on .
  • The first major battle

    The first major battle
    In 1775, the first major battle of the war, at bunker Hill, Boston, ended with significant losses on both sides.
  • Independence

    in January 1776, the cocal assembly of new Hampshire declared its independence from Britannia and enacted the first American constitution.
  • The Declaration of Independence

    The Declaration of Independence
    The Declaration of Independence is the statement adopted by the Second Continental Congress meeting at the Pennsylvania State House (Independence Hall) in Philadelphia on July 4, 1776, which announced that the thirteen American colonies,
  • The Great Fire of New York

    The Great Fire of New York
    The Great Fire of New York was a devastating fire that burned through the night of September 20, 1776, and into the morning of September 21, on the West Side of what then constituted New York City at the southern end of the island of Manhattan.
  • First National United States of American of American Flag

    First National United States of American of American Flag
    It consists of thirteen equal horizontal stripes of red (top and bottom) alternating with white, with a blue rectangle in the canton (referred to specifically as the "union") bearing fifty small, white, five-pointed stars arranged in nine offset horizontal rows, where rows of six stars (top and bottom) alternate with rows of five stars.
  • The battle of sartoga

    On October 7 1777, the Battle of Saratoga resulted in the first major victory for the Americans.
  • American and French

    On February 6, 1778,American and French representatives singed a treaty amity and commerce and treaty Alliance.
  • Treaty of Paris

    Treaty of Paris
    The Treaty of Paris, signed in Paris by representatives of King George III of Great Britain and representatives of the United States of America on September 3, 1783, ended the American Revolutionary War.
  • Congress

    Congress ratified the treaty on Jan 14 1784
  • Canadian Colonist

    Canadian Colonist
    Between 1812 and 1815, the Americans fought what was effectively their second war of independence this time against Canadian Colonist and native nations as well as the British.
  • Beginning of Thanksgiving.

    Beginning of Thanksgiving.
    Sarah Josepha Hale campaigned for a national annual thanksgiving;
    which Lincoln declared in 1883
  • National Monuments

    The cabrillo National Monument,established in 1973, commemorates the explores's achievement.