Colonial Timeline

Timeline created by caseybenner
In History
  • Oct 12, 1492

    Christopher Columbus

    Christopher Columbus
    Christopher Columbus discovered America. He has threee ships ; The Maya, Pinta, and Santa Maria.
  • Jan 1, 1493

    Setting Sail Again.

    Setting Sail Again.
    Christopher Columbus set sail again to the West Indies agian. This time he commanded 17 ships filled with 1,500 soldiers, settlers, and priests
  • Jan 1, 1500

    First Europeans

    First Europeans
    They were a richly diverse group of people with distinctt way of life.
  • Jan 1, 1500

    Conquistadors

    Conquistadors
    Conquistadors set out to explore and conqure a world unknown to them. They hoped for riches and glory for themselves and Spain.
  • Jan 1, 1500

    Bartolome de Las Casas

    Bartolome de Las Casas
    he was a priest who traveled through New Spain working for reform. Because of him, Spain ordered reform of the encomienda system.
  • Jan 1, 1510

    Vasco Nunez de Balboa

    Vasco Nunez de Balboa
    He explored the Caribean coast of what is now Panama.
  • Jan 1, 1517

    Spain brought Africans

    Spain brought Africans
    Spain brought about 4000 Africans to the Caribbean islands and forced them to work there.
  • Jan 1, 1519

    Ferdinand Magellan

    Ferdinand Magellan
    He set out to find a Atlantic Pacific passage.
  • Jan 1, 1519

    Hernando Cortes

    Hernando Cortes
    He sailed from Cuba to Mexico with more than 500 soldiers. The first Native Americans he met presented him with gifts and golds.
  • Jan 1, 1522

    Circumnavigation.

    Circumnavigation.
    They first circumnavigated the earth, or traveled around the world.
  • Nov 17, 1530

    Split of Roman Catholic Church

    Split of Roman Catholic Church
    The rulers of Sweden, Denmark, and several European states has split witht the Roman Catholic Church and set up Protestant churches in their countries
  • Jan 1, 1533

    Church Of England

    Church Of England
    The pope's refusal to grant the annulment caused Henry to break with the Roman Catholic Church. He set up a Protestant church and named it the Church Of England.
  • Jan 1, 1558

    Elizabeth I

    Elizabeth I
    After Mary died, Elizabeth took throne. She renewed the rivary with Roman Catholic Spain.
  • Spanish Armada

    Spanish Armada
    Phillip assembled a fleet of 130 warships known as the Spanish Armada. Phillip forced Elizabeth from throne. The smaller and faster ships sunk the Spanish ships. This led to new colonies.
  • Spain Took Control.

    Spain Took Control.
    Spain took control of much of North and South America and would be one of the world's richest nations.