American Commerce

Events

Columbus settles Americas and starts Columbian trade

1492

French colonize America and begin fur trade

1534

Defeat of the Spanish Armada (British were able to colonize America)

1588

First slaves brought to the Americas

1619

Rice introduced to Carolinas

1685

Series of Acts from British government to regulate trade

1750 - 1759

Congress attempts to regulate commerce in the Constitution

1781 - 1787

Invention of cotton gin

1792

Mass immigration

1870 - 1880