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The Colonial Period

1497-1763

  • 1497: John Cabot lands in North America.
  • 1513: Ponce de Leon claims Florida for Spain.
  • 1524: Verrazano explores North American Coast.
  • 1539-1542: Hernando de Soto explores the Mississippi River Valley.
  • 1540-1542: Coronado explores what will be the Southwestern United States.
  • 1565: Spanish found the city of St. Augustine in Florida.
  • 1579: Sir Francis Drake explores the coast of California.
  • 1607: British establish Jamestown Colony.
  • 1608: French establish colony at Quebec.
  • 1609: United Provinces establish claims in North America.
  • 1612: Tobacco cultivation introduced in Virginia.
  • 1619: First African slaves brought to British America.
    • Virginia begins a representative assembly.
  • 1620: Plymouth Colony is founded.
  • 1636: Rhode Island is founded.
    • Harvard College is founded.
  • 1650-1696: The Navigation Acts are enacted by Parliament.
  • 1663: Charles II grants charter for Carolina colonies.
  • 1682: Pennsylvania is founded by William Penn.
  • 1689-1713: King William's War (The War of the League of Augsburg).
  • 1692: The Salem Witchcraft Trials.
  • 1696: Parliamentary Act.
  • 1699-1750: Restrictions on colonial manufacturing.
  • 1702-1713: Queen Anne's War (War of the Spanish Succession).
  • 1733: Georgia Colony is founded.
  • 1740-1748: King George's War (War of the Austrian Succession).
  • 1740s: The Great Awakening.
  • 1754-1763: The French and Indian War
  • 1763: Treaty of Paris ends the French and Indian War.

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