US History to 1877

Events

Chapter 1

First voyage of Christopher Columbus

1492

Growth

Hernan Cortes conquers Mexico

1519 - 1521

Conflict and Growth

John Rolfe introduces tobacco cultivation in Virginia

1612

Growth

First settlers in California

1670

Growth

Charles Town (now Charleston, South Carolina) is settled

1680

Growth

Chapter 2

First Africans are sold in Virginia

1619

Conflict

Western planters launch Bacon's Rebellion in Virginia

1676

Conflict

Salem Village holds witchcraft trials

1692

Conflict

Connecticut ministers found Yale College

1701

Growth

George Oglethorpe leads settlement of Georgia

1733

Growth

Chapter 3