Tanner's personal timeline, a place to collect and share things from Tanner's life.
Created by ttalley on Aug 18, 2010
Last updated: 08/22/10 at 06:44 PM
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happened around 15,000 years ago. People crossed the Bering Land Bridge when it was still above water to kill sloths for their fur and their tusks. A result of this was that cultures developed in Mesoamerica, resulting with the Olmec-Maya and the Toltec-Aztec cultures, which were all very advanced. People traded their nomadic lifestyles with a more permanent and agriculturally based lifestyle. Dates: 40,000 BC – 25,000 BC.
In search of wool, Raleigh set out and found Virginia, and then Jamestown in 1607. However, the people who were living in Jamestown were ill-equipped when it came to surviving in the wilderness. Most people died, and tobacco was their only way of success.
Seeking religious freedom, the pilgrims set sail on the Mayflower in 1620 to settle at the Plymouth colony. They were separating from the Anglican church to form their own congregations.
1519-1733, natives were conquered, Herman Cortez and his men defeated the Aztec in 1521. Mexico is founded and people begin settling in the Southwest. Pizarro wiped out the Inca, and France was founded in 1602. Quebec is then founded, and England joins in and Raleigh founded Virginia, named after Queen Elizabeth. The Jamestown colony was then founded in 1607.
1,000 AD. The Vikings did not succeed at setting because they did not get along with the Natives.
Landowners were seeking expansion and their answer was African slaves, brought to America in 1619. Slaves replaced indentured servants and were popular because they didn’t need to be free, they were bought and sold and they were yours to keep. Slavery was hereditary and slaves had no rights whatsoever.
His first was on August 3, 1492. His expedition was approved by King Ferdinand and Queen Isabella of Spain. In return, his responsibility was empire, wealth, and to spread the catholic religion. He left with three ships, the Nina, Pinta, and Santa Maria. He landed in the Bahamas by accident. His second voyage was on September 25th, 1943. His destination was the New World. He had 17 ships and 1200 colonists. The point of this expedition was gold mining, which sparked slavery. He enslaved Taino and mined gold and planted crops. His third voyage was May 30th, 1498. This time he had 6 ships and was headed for South America. His fourth voyage was from Spain to America in 1502. This voyage was not so successful, 29 ships were lost as well as 500 men and a lot of gold.
Juan Ponce de Leon seeked a fountain of youth and discovered Florida in 1513. He believed that if you drank from this fountain of youth, you would live forever. He however did not find such a thing and instead found and named Florida. He was also the governor of Puerto Rico.