Major Events in US History
Leif Erickson life
Leif Erickson discovered America (Vinland)
Christopher Columbus Life
Amerigo Vespucci Life
Ponce De Leon sailed to Puerto Rico and the tip of North America which he called Florida
First European to see the Pacific ocean from the New World
Ferdinand Magellan Life
He went to Hispaniola and later to Cuba, and overthrew Montezuma and the vast Aztec empire, claiming Mexico for Spain.
Christopher Columbus popularized the idea of a "New World" after sailing to America.
Amerigo Vespucci determined that America was a different continent from Asia during his second voyage.
Martin Waldseemüller named America after Vespucci in his map.
Magellan died during this navigation, but the ships sailed around the world.
John Smith was one of the leaders of America's first permanent colony.
Roanoke was founded (approx.) 1585 and discovered lost in 1590.
Jamestown was founded in 1607 under the leadership of John White
Founded by John Smith
First: boatload of Africans, boatload of women, labor strike, time American settlers are allowed to own land, elected lawmakers
Written by John Smith, he tells how Pocahontas saved him. (may or may not have happened)
He was active as a pirate from 1716 to 1718.
Bartholomew Roberts captured the most ships (400) out of all the pirates.
Bridget Bishop was accused of witchcraft, and was hanged.
Time when people were accused of witchcraft at Salem
Ben Franklin's Life
Colonists protested the Tea Tax, saying it was "Taxation without representation"
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