Colonial Timeline

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In History
  • Oct 12, 1492

    Christopher Columbus

    Christopher Columbus
    In 1492 Christopher Columbus Discovered The Americas. He did so with three ships, The Nina, The Pinta, And The Santa Maria. Discovered the West Indies.
  • Jan 1, 1493

    Setting Sail Again

    Setting Sail Again
    In 1493 Columbus set sail again to reach the West Indies again. This time he commanded 17 ships filled with 1,500 soldiers, settlers, and priests.
  • Jan 1, 1500

    First Europeans

    First Europeans
    First Europeans Reached the Americas. They were a good richly diverse group of people with distinct ways of life.
  • Jan 1, 1500

    Conquistadors

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

    Batolome de Las Casa

    Batolome de Las Casa
    Traveled through New Spain working for reform. Largely due to Las Casas's efforts, the government of spain ordered reform of the encomienda system in the mid-1500's.
  • Jan 1, 1510

    Vasco Nunez de Balboa

    Vasco Nunez de Balboa
    In 1510, Vasco Nunez de Balboa, a Spanish colonist,explored the Caribbean coast what is now Panama.
  • Jan 1, 1517

    Spain brought Africans

    Spain brought Africans
    Spain brought about 4,000 africans to the Caribbean islands and forced them to work there.
  • Jan 1, 1519

    Ferdinand Magellan

    Ferdinand Magellan
    Portugese explorer Ferdinand Magellan set out to find an Atlantic Pacific Passage.
  • Jan 1, 1519

    Hernando Cortes

    Hernando Cortes
    He sailed from Cuba to Mexico with more than 500 soldiers. Thhe first Native Americans he met presented him with gifts and golds.
  • Nov 8, 1522

    Learning to Travel

    Learning to Travel
    The Europeans learned to circumnavigate, or travel around the earth.
  • Jan 1, 1530

    Split of Roman Catholic

    Split of Roman Catholic
    By 1530, the rulers of Sweden, Denmark, and several European states had split with the Roman Catholic Church and set up Protestant churches in their country.
  • 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 renewed the rivalry with Roman Catholic Spain.
  • Jan 1, 1558

    Spnish Armada

    Spnish Armada
    Phillip assembled a fleet of 130 warships known as the Spanish Armada. Phillip hoped to force Elizabeth from throne.
  • 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.