1200 C.E – The Anasazi Society of Southwestern North America built large multi-leveled dwellings, which could hold several hundred to well over a 1,000 people; they built irrigation canals, dams, and terraces making agriculture possible amid the arid climate.
1565: In North America, the first permanent European colony established in St. Augustine, Florida. The Spanish established this colony.
1610: During this time tobacco was discovered and the English used this crop for economic gains and they tried to harness the abilities of the Native Peoples
1630: Great Puritan Migration, which was led by John Winthrop, with 11 ships and about 700 passengers set out from England. Their goal was to begin to build their “City on the Hill”
1680: 7,000 slaves were in North America’s mainland and there were 65,000 slaves in the English West Indies.
1740: The Chesapeake economy began to shift, it became based on more than tobacco, it was now based on, tobacco, wheat, and iron. Slaves learned more skills.