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33,000-8000 B.C
First humans cross into Americas from Asia
5000 B.C
Corn is developed as a staple crop in highland Mexico
4000 B.C
First civilized societies develop in the Middle East
1200 B.C
Corn planting reaches present day American Southwest
A.D 1000
Norse voyagers discover and briefly settle in northeastern North America; Corn cultivation reaches Midwest and southeastern Atlantic seaboard
A.D. 1100
Height of Mississippian settlement at Cahokia
A.D. 1100-1300
Christian crusades arouse European interest in the East
1295
Marco Polo returns to Europe
late 1400s
Spain becomes united
1488
Diaz rounds southern tip of Africa
1492
Columbus lands in the Bahamas
1494
Treaty of Tordesillas between Spain and Portugal
1498
Da Gama reaches India; Cabot explores northeastern coast of North America for England
1513
Balboa claims all lands touched by the Pacific Ocean for Spain
1513, 1521
Ponce de Leon explores Florida
1519-1521
Cortes conquers Mexico for Spain
1522
Magellan's vessel completes circumnavigation of the world
1524
Verrazano explores eastern seaboard of North America for France
1532
Pizarro crushes Incas
1534
Cartier journeys up the St. Lawrence River
1539-1542
De Soto explores the SE and discovers the Mississippi River
1540-1542
Coronado explores present day Southwest
1542
Cabrillo explores California coast for Spain
1565
Spanish build fortress at St. Augustine
late 1500s
Iroquois Confederacy founded, according to Iroquois legend
c. 1598-1609
Spanish under Onate conquer Pueblo peoples of Rio Grande Valley
1609
Spanish found New Mexico
1680
Pope's rebellion in New Mexico
1680s
French expedition down Mississippi River under La Salle
1769
Serra founds first California mission, at San Diego
1558
Elizabeth I becomes queen of England
c. 1565-1590
English crush Irish uprising
1577
Drake circumnavigates the globe
1585
Raleigh founds Roanoke colony
1588
England defeats Spanish Armada
1603
James I becomes king of England
1604
Spain and England sign peace treaty
1607
Virginia colony founded at Jamestown
1612
Rolfe perfects tobacco culture in Virginia
1614
First Anglo Powhatan War ends
1619
First African arrive in Jamestown; Virginia House of Burgesses established
1624
Virginia becomes royal colony
1634
Maryland colony founded
1640s
Large-scale slave-labor system established in English West Indies
1644
Second Anglo-Powhatan War
1649
Act of Toleration in Maryland
Charles I beheaded; Cromewell rules England
1660
Charles II restored to English throne
1661
Barbados slave code adopted
1670
Carolina colony created
1711-1713
Tuscarora War in North Carolina
1712
North Carolina formally separates from South Carolina
1715-1716
Yamasee War in South Carolina
1733
Georgia colony founded
1517
martin Luther beginas Protestant Reformation
1536
John Calvin of Geneva publishes Institutes of the Christian Religion
1620
Pilgrims sail on the Mayflower to Plymouth Bay
1624
Dutch found New Netherland
1629
Charles I dismisses Parliament and persecutes Puritans
1630
Puritans found Massachusetts Bay Colony
1635-1636
Roger Williams convicted of heresy and founds Rhode Island Colony
1635-1638
Connecticut and New Haven colonies founded
1637
Pequot War
1638
Anne Hutchinson banished from Massachusetts colony
1639
Connecticut's Fundamental Orders drafted
1642-1648
English Civil War
1643
New England Confederation formed
1655
New Netherland conquers New Sweden
1664
England seizes New Netherlands from Dutch East and West Jersey colonies founded
1675-1676
King Philip's War
1681
William Penn founds Pennsylvania colony
1686
Royal authority creates Dominion of New England
1688-1689
Glorious Revolution overthrows Stuarts and Dominion of New England
1619
First Africans arrive in Virginia
1636
Harvard College founded
1662
Half-Way Covenant for Congregational Church membership established
1670
Virginia assembly disfranchises landless freeman
1676
Bacon's Rebellion in Virginia
1680s
Mass expansion of slavery in colonies
1689-1691
Leisler's Rebellion in New York
1692
Salem witch trials in Massachusetts
1693
College of William and Mary founded
1698
Royal African Company slave trade monopoly ended
1712
New York City slave revolt
1739
South Carolina slave revolt
1693
College of William and Mary founded
1701
Yale College founded
1721
Smallpox inoculation introduced
1732
First edition of Franklin's Poor Richard's Almanack
1734
Johnathan Edwards begins Great Awakening
1734-1735
Zenger free-press trial in New York
1738
George Whitefield spreads Great Awakening
1746
Princeton College founded
1760
Britain vetoes South Carlina anti-slave trade measures
1764
Paxton Boys march on Philadelphia Brown College founded
1766
Rutgers College founded
1768-1771
Regulator protests
1769
Dartmouth College founded