Vikings to 21st Century

  • Jan 1, 1001

    Viking Land in America

    The first Europeans to arrive in the Americas were the Norse or Vikings, a people who came from Scandinavi. Leif Ericsson and 35 other Vikings explored the coast of labrador and stayed the winter in Newfoundland.
  • Aug 1, 1492

    Columbus 1st Attempt to America

    Columbus 1st Attempt to America
    Columbus and his three ships left Spain in august 1992. They landed in the Bahamas probably on what is today Watling Island. he called the Taina people he met Indians because he thought he had reached the Indies. Columbus also found the Islands of cuba and Hispaniola. he returned to spain with gold, parrots, spices, native americans.
  • Nov 12, 1493

    Columbus 2nd Attempt to America

    Columbus 2nd Attempt to America
    Columbus soon left for his second voyage with 17 ships and 1200 colonist. he landed in hispaniol. many of the colonist felt that Columbus had misled them with promises of gold, so they returned to spain. Columbus stayedand found some gold. his brother bartholomew stayed and founded Sante Domingo In Hispaniola.
  • Jun 19, 1498

    Columbus 3rd Attempt to America

    Columbus 3rd Attempt to America
    3rd journey was bring supplies for the settlement and explore further south. It was May 30, 1498 when Christopher Columbus went from Spain, this time from the port of Sanlucar, with 6 vessels. The group of ships landed on June 19 at the Canary Islands, this was after a brief stop at Madeira and Porto Santo.
  • May 30, 1513

    Juan Ponce De Leon

    Juan Ponce De Leon
    Juan Ponce de Leon the spanish govener of puerto rico discovered Florida in 1513.
  • May 15, 1517

    Hernan Cortes

    Hernan Cortes
    Cortes lead an expedition to the Yucatan Peninsula in Mexico to find people who could be forced to work. When they landed they attacked by thousands of warriors near by. The spanish with their swords, guns, and cannons helped them easily kill 200 warriors.
  • Dec 31, 1528

    Panfilo de Narvaez

    Panfilo de Narvaez
    Searched northern Florida to find a rumored city of gold.
  • Mar 6, 1532

    Franciso Pizarro

    Franciso Pizarro
    He was a Spanish army captain, began to explore the Inca empire on the western coast of south america. he took the powerful inca emperors prisoner and executed him a year later. many incas didnt accept the new system and continued to fight the spanish until 1572.
  • Feb 2, 1540

    Francisco Vasquez de Coronado

    Francisco Vasquez de Coronado
    he led expedition to find Seven Golden Cities of Cibola that were rumored to exist north of New Spain. He didnt find these cities but did explore much of what is present day southwestern United States.
  • Oct 23, 1540

    Hernando de Soto

    Hernando de Soto
    explored parts of a region north of present-day Florida. His expedition killed many native americans and raided their villages for supplies.
  • Jan 2, 1550

    Economic Changes in England

    Economic Changes in England
    England was producing mare wool than European would buy, and the price fell
  • New France is Founded

    New France is Founded
    fur particularly beaver fur had become very fashionable europe
  • James is Founded

    James is Founded
    England granted the Virginia Company permission to establish colonies in Virginia
  • The Pilgrim Land at Plymouth

    The Pilgrim Land at Plymouth
    Pilgrims landed at the Cape Cod. They sailed on the Mayflower. They were Seperatist.
  • The Mayflower Compact

    The Mayflower Compact
    Squanto Teaches the England to hunt, fish, and plant corn. Negotiates peace with the Woapanoag. Three day harvest became Thanksgiving
  • Rhode Island and Religious Dissent

    Rhode Island and Religious Dissent
    Roger Williams stood up for Native Americans was separatist (believe in total seperationfrom the Angelican church)
  • Puritans Found Massachusetts

    Puritans Found Massachusetts
    John Winthrop rich attorney, puritans, stockholder, in Mass. Bay Colony, finanaced migration to America. He thinks they would provide an example to the world Great migration 20,000 settleers arrived in New England. Winthrop becomes govenor had the rules of the colony.
  • Maryland Slavery

    Maryland Slavery
    Maryland became the first colony to recognize slavery. Then virgina enacted a slave code a set of laws that regulated slavery and defined the relationship between the enslaved and free people. Slavery was now a recognized and accepted institution
  • Maryland Toleration Act

    Maryland Toleration Act
    The act granted religious toleration to all Christians in Maryland and was intended to protect the catholic minority from the protestants
  • Tobacco

    Tobacco became the South's first successful cash crop
  • Sir William Berkeley

    Sir William Berkeley
    Sir William Berkley Governor of Virgina. Dominated Virgina state societies.
  • Rice & Indigo

    Rice & Indigo
    Rice and Indigo was the main cash crop of South Carolina
  • New England Climate

    New England Climate
    New England also had dense forest making lumber a thriving industry. The fall line where water falls appear providing power for the sawmills.
  • New England Rivers

    New England Rivers
    The rivers transported the lumber to the coast for shipment lumber was also used for making barrels ships and furniture
  • Indentured Servents

    Indentured Servents
    Many people from England were willing to become indentured servents in the U.S.COlonist would pay their cost of transportation, food, clothing, and shelter
  • Ane Hutchinson Is Banished

    Ane Hutchinson Is Banished
    She said she was spoken to by God.That was against the Puritan belief. She move to Pocasset( later know as Portsmouth RI)
  • Bacon's Rebell

    Bacon's Rebell
    War erupted between the backcountry settlers and native americans. Berkeley wanted nothing with it. Under the leadership of Nathaniel Bacon, the backcountry farmers farmers attacked Native Americans, Bacon was popular and this led to the house of Burgess restoring the vote to all free me. Bacon rebelled but the overthrow fell short when Bacon become sick and died
  • Puritans In New England

    Puritans In New England
    Puritans in New England were expected to attend Sunday worship at the meeting house and obey strict rules. These rules included watching over a neighbors behavior
  • Trade and the Rise Of Cities Part 1

    Trade and the Rise Of Cities Part 1
    England didnt want goods New England produced. New England wanted Englands goods; so New England had to sell their products elsewhere in exchange for goods England wanted
  • Triangular Trade

    Triangular Trade
    New England took their goods to the carribean and recieved raw sugar or bills of exchange would then be traded to England for goods. This was known as the Triangular Trade
  • The Colony Of Rhode Island

    The Colony Of Rhode Island
    Becomes a refuge for religious freedom
  • The River Towns Of Connecticut

    The River Towns Of Connecticut
    Thomas Hooker leave Mass. for Connecticut. Settlers and native americans lived alongside one another. Hart Ford Est. states that all male europeans are allowed to vote not just church memebers
  • Society in the Middle Colonies

    Society in the Middle Colonies
    The middle colonies was full of fertile farmland. Surplus crops were produced and wheat became a cash crop. Rivers allowed farmers to transport their products to large ships. Two towns that arose where rivers emptied into the ocean were New York and Philadelphia
  • South Carolina

    South Carolina
    By the 1690's planters in S.C. were importing Africans to cultivate rice.
  • Gentry

    Plantation system created a society with distinct social classes. The Gentry lived on self-sufficent communities known Plantations. By this time planters switched from indentured servents to slave laborers.
  • New England

    New England
    New England was located near the Grand Banks, a shallow region of the Atlantic Ocean with an abundance of sea life. Fishing and Whaling become an inportant industry.
  • Family Life In Colonial America

    Family Life In Colonial America
    The colonial population increased due to large families and the migration of immigrants. Women in the colonies, particularly married women had no rights. A married woman owned nothing
    (legally speaking)
  • Cotton Mather

    Cotton Mather
    Cotton Mather with the aid of African Slaves conducted a successful experiment treating smallpox
  • German Immigrants

    German Immigrants
    german immigrants settled in pa looking for religious freedom. these immigrants became known as the PA Dutch and were excellent farmers
  • Scotch- Irish Immigrants

    Scotch- Irish Immigrants
    The scotch- irish immigrated to the colonies to escape rising taxes, poor harvests, and religious discrimination.
  • Jewish Immigrants

    Jewish Immigrants
    Jews arrived in the colonies, seeking and opportunity to practice their religion without persecution.
  • Enlightenment - European Awakening

    Enlightenment - European Awakening
    the enlightenment was a European cultured movement that challenged the authority of the church and elevated the power of human reason. The new emphasis on logic was baked rationalism
  • John Locke

    John Locke
    John Locke was t6he premier enlightment writer. He argued that all people had rights
  • Africans in Colonial America

    Africans in Colonial America
    African Slaves attempted to maintain their language and traditions. Africanism south carolina worked on rice plantation isolated they were able to develop a culture with its own language Gullah