| 1600 - 1700 | 1700
- 1800 | 1800 - 1900
| 1900 - 2000 | American
Revolution Timeline | Cold
to 15K BC - First Humans migrate to Americas, probability
BC - Global Warming trend begins
“Folsom points” in New Mexico – probably group
BC - Clovis Technology – Kennewick Man
BC - Extinction of Big Game Animals
BC - Evidence of group hunting in Colorado
BC - Beginning of Archaic period
BC - First cultivation of plants in Mexican highlands
5,000 BC - Athapascan migration to America begins
BC - First settled communities along Pacific coast
BC - Inupiat and Aleut migrations begin (Persian and Egyptian Civilizations developing in Middle
1,000 BC Maize and other Mexican crops introduced into Southwest (Greek and Roman Civilizations developing in Mediterranean)
BC - Beginning of Adena culture – urban communities in Mexico
200 BC –
400 AD Hopewell culture – Ohio and Mississippi
Bow and arrow
and other crude tools, corn in Northwest
1000 - tobacco in
- Leif Ericson,
a Viking seaman, explores the east coast of North America and sights
Newfoundland, establishing a short-lived settlement there.
1150 - founding of Hopi
1200 - high point of
Mississippian cultures - Cahokia
University (actually in being since 1096) formally organized
Magna Carta document is adopted in England, guaranteeing
liberties to the English people, and proclaiming basic rights
and procedures which later become the foundation stone of modern
1450 - PRINTING
TECHNOLOGY DEVELOPED IN EUROPE By
1501 there were 1000 printing shops in Europe, which had produced 35,000 titles
and 20 million copies.
Founding of the
Iroquois Confederacy in Northeast U.S.
1492 - C. COLUMBUS
LEADS ADVANCE SCOUTING PARTY FOR INVASION OF AMERICA - -Columbus makes the first
of four voyages to the New World, funded by the Spanish Crown, seeking a western
sea route to Asia. On October 12, sailing the Santa Maria, he lands in the
Bahamas, thinking it is an outlying Japanese island.
1497 - John Cabot of
England explores the Atlantic coast of Canada, claiming the area for the English
King, Henry VII. Cabot is the first of many European explorers to seek a
Northwest Passage (northern water route)
Italian navigator, Amerigo Vespucci, sights the coast of South America during a
voyage of discovery for Spain.
The name "America" is first used in a geography book referring to the New World
with Amerigo Vespucci getting credit for the discovery of the continent.
1508 - Spanish Invade Puerto Rico
1513 - Ponce de Leon lands in Florida
1516 - Smallpox introduced in New World
- Martin Luther
launches the Protestant Reformation in Europe, bringing an end to the sole
authority of the Catholic Church, resulting in the growth of numerous Protestant
1519 - Cortes lands in Mexico
1519-1522 - Ferdinand Magellan is the first person to sail around the world.
Giovanni da Verrazano, sponsored by France, lands in the area around the
Carolinas, then sails north and discovers the Hudson River, and continues
northward into Narragansett Bay and Nova Scotia.
1534 - Cartier explores the St. Lawrence
1539 - deSoto and deCoronado mount expeditions
- Hernando de Soto of Spain discovers the Mississippi River
- tobacco introduced in Europe
- SPANISH ARE FOUNDING CITIES IN PERU AND CENTRAL AND SOUTH AMERICA BEFORE THE END
OF THE 16TH CENTURY.
- Spanish found
St. Augustine, Florida.
Roanoke Island Va. Colony
1588 - In Europe, the defeat
of the Spanish Armada by the English results in Great Britain replacing Spain as
the dominant world power and leads to a gradual decline of Spanish influence in
the New World and the widening of English imperial interests
1590 - Roanoke found abandoned
1598 - deOnate leads Spanish into New Mexico
found Quebec -
1609 - Spanish found Santa Fe
A Dutch trading post is set up on lower Manhattan Island.
1619 - DUTCH DELIVER FIRST SLAVES TO VIRGINIA
1620 - November 9, the Mayflower ship lands
at Cape Cod, Massachusetts, with 101 colonists. On November
is signed by the 41 men, establishing a form of local government
in which the colonists agree to abide by majority rule and to
cooperate for the general good of the colony. The Compact sets
the precedent for other colonies as they set up governments.