American Timeline - The Discovery of America and the Early Explorers
This section of the American Timeline covers the Discovery of America and the early explorers who came to the New World from Europe. Follow the links to articles providing interesting facts and information about the famous explorers of this era in American history.
ca1000 Leif Ericson
1492 Christopher Columbus
1497 John Cabot
1499 Amerigo Vespucci
1513 Vasco de Balboa
1513 Ponce de Leon
1520 Ferdinand Magellan
1519 Hernando Cortes
1524 Giovanni da Verrazzano
1534 Jacques Cartier
1539 Hernando de Soto
1540 Francisco Vasquez de Coronado
1562 Jean Ribault
1562 Sir John Hawkins
1577 Sir Francis Drake
1584 Sir Walter Raleigh
1603 Samuel de Champlain
1609 Henry Hudson
American Timeline - History Timeline of the 1600's - First Thirteen Colonies
This section of the American Timeline covers the 1600's and the early colonization of America and the establishment of the First 13 colonies.
1606 April 10, 1606 First Virginia Charter
1607 Jamestown, Virginia.
1609/10 Starving Time
1611 Sir Thomas Dale and Good Order in Virginia
1612 John Rolfe
1618 The Headright System
1619 The first meeting of the Virginia House of Burgesses
1620 The Mayflower ship, the Mayflower Compact and the Pilgrims at the Plymouth Settlement
1620 Massachusetts Bay Colony
1622 Powhatan Wars
1623 New York Colony, was settled by the Dutch.
1628 Puritans formed the Massachusetts Bay Company
1630 The Great Migration
1634 Maryland Colony was settled.
1636 Connecticut Colony was initially settled colonists, led by Thomas Hooker
1636 Rhode Island Colony was settled
1637 The Pequot War
1638 Delaware Colony was settled
1640 The Quakers
1640 - 1701 The Beaver Wars, and Iroquois Confederacy
1651 1660 1663 The Navigation Acts.
1663 Carolina Colony was settled - See the Lords Proprietors and the Charter of Carolina
1664 New Jersey Colony was settled
1673 The Plantation Duty Act
1675 Bacon's Rebellion
1675 Declaration of the People
1675 King Philip's War.
1679 New Hampshire Colony
1677 Culpeper’s Rebellion
1682 Pennsylvania Colony
1686 The Dominion of New England.
1688 - 1763 The French and Indian Wars between France and Great Britain for lands in North America. Refer to the French in America
1689 Feb 13, 1689 The Glorious Revolution and the English Bill of Rights
1691 Plymouth Settlement joined with the Massachusetts Bay Colony
1691 Salem Witchcraft Trials
American Timeline - American Timeline - History Timeline
The American Timeline moves on to great events of the 1700's including the Great Awakening, , the Sugar Act, the Stamp Act, the Sons of Liberty, the Townshend Acts, the Tea Act, the Boston Tea Party and the Declaration of Independence . All of the years and dates of these famous events are detailed in the early American Timeline of the 1700's.
1729 North Carolina and South Carolina became separate royal colonies.
1730 The Great Awakening.
1732 The Hat Act
1733 - Georgia Colony
1754 (1754-1763) French Indian War
1763 The Royal Proclamation of 1763
1764 Sugar Act
1765 The Stamp Act of 1765
1765 Quartering Act of 1765
1765 Sons of Liberty.
1767 Townshend Acts
1768 Boston Nonimportation Agreement
1770 March 5, 1770 The Boston Massacre
1772 Burning of the Gaspee
1772 Samuel Adams and the Committee of Correspondence
1773 May 10, 1773: Tea Act
1774 Boston Tea Party
Intolerable (Coercive) Acts
March 31, 1774: Boston Port Act
May 20, 1774: Massachusetts Government Act
May 20, 1774: Administration Justice Act
June 2, 1774: Quartering Act of 1774
June 22, 1774: Quebec Act 1774
1774 September 5, 1774: The Continental Congress
1774 The Continental Association and the Articles of Association were were adopted on October 20, 1774.
1774 The Continental Presidents
1775 March 23, 1775 - Patrick Henry Speech "Give me liberty or give me death!" Read Revolutionary Timeline for major events leading to the war
1775 The American Revolution (1775-1783) ended the American Timeline - refer to:
Causes of the American Revolutionary War
Facts about the Revolutionary War
Revolutionary War Timeline
1776 A document declaring the US to be independent of the British Crown was signed on July 4, 1776, by the congressional representatives of the 13 Colonies - 50 Facts about the Declaration of Independence