Colonial Times

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  • Jan 1, 1517

    Spain brings Africans

    Spain brought 4,000 Africans to the Caribbean Islands and forced them to work.
  • Jan 1, 1520

    Cortes destroys Tenochtitlan

    Cortes destroys Tenochtitlan
    Cortes destroys Aztec capital city, Tenochtitlan, and built Mexico City in it's place.
  • Jan 1, 1532

    Pizarro marches into Inca Empire

    Pizarro marches into Inca Empire
    Pizarro and his forces marched into the Inca Empire and took the Incan leader, Atahualpa, prisoner.
  • Colony established at Roanoke Island

    Colony established at Roanoke Island
    The first colony at Roanoke Island was established. It was also mysteriously abandoned a year later.
  • Juan de Onate leads an expedition into New Mexico.

    Juan de Onate leads an expedition into New Mexico.
  • Champlain establishes a settlement

    Champlain establishes a settlement
    Champlain established a settlement on the banks of the St. Lawrence River. The settlement was Quebec.
  • John Smith comes to jamestown

    John Smith comes to jamestown
    The Jamestown Colony was failing and so John Smith was sent to lead them. He helped the Jamestown Colony greatly.
  • Jamestown farmers plant tobacco

    Jamestown farmers plant tobacco
    Farmers in Jamestown began to plant and sell tobacco. They started making a good profit and in the next few years were growing all of the tobacco they could sell.
  • The Mayflower Compact

    The Mayflower Compact
    The Mayflower Compact was signed by 40 men and the Plymouth Colony was established in Virginia.
  • Roger Williams expelled

    Roger Williams expelled
    Roger Williams was forced to leave Massachusetts Bay.
  • The Act of Toleration was passed.

    The Act of Toleration was passed.
    Lord Baltimore got the assembly to pass the Act of Toleration.
  • English forces sieze New Netherland

    English forces sieze New Netherland
    The English took over New Netherland and changed its name to New York, after the Duke of York.
  • New Jersey was established.

    New Jersey was established.
  • Jaques Marquette founds two missions

    Jaques Marquette founds two missions
    Jaques Marquette was a French missionary. He founded 2 missions in present day Michigan.
  • Nathanial Bacon rebels

    Nathanial Bacon rebels
    Nathanial Bacon organized a force of 1,000 westerners and bagan attacking Native Americans.
  • New Hampshire becomes a separate colony

    A charter from the king allowed New Hampshire to becdome a separate colony.
  • William Penn arrives.

    William Penn arrives.
    William Penn arrived in his colony, Pennsylvania.