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Copy of U.S.A. Historical Events 1492-1776
Transcript of Copy of U.S.A. Historical Events 1492-1776
1492-1776 1507 "Columbus sailed the ocean blue" from Spain to New Land (Bahamas).
This is important because it began America. Explorer Amerigo Vespucci calls the new land America. This is important because it identified who we are. 1508 Slave trade begins. The importance it began the cruelty of the nation, that would later end up as equal rights for everyone.:) Pocahontas saves John Smith's life. This is important because it made better relations with Native Americans and that led to expansion. 1620 The Mayflower and Pilgrims arrive at Massachusetts. It's important because it began the first set of rules to live by. 1692 Salem Witch Trial begins (and ends quickly). It's important because it was the first trial that ended with race, gender, and religion equality. 1733 The British establish the 13 original colonies. It's important because America is beginning to form. 1735 Boston Tea Party-The Americans dress as Indians and throw tea into the river. Important because colonists fight against British ruling them from across the ocean and unfair taxes.. 1775 The American Revolution.
There would be no U.S. without it. America would rule it's own self. 1776 The 13 colonies sign the Declaration of Independence. It allowed us to be free from British rule.:) CABEZA DE VACA, ALVARO NUNEZ
Alvar Nuñez Cabeza de Vaca (1490?-1557?) was a Spanish explorer who sailed to North America from Spain, leaving in 1527. He traveled from Florida to Texas on a raft, then walked from Texas to Mexico City. He also explored the Paraguay River in South America. De Vaca and his fellow travelers were the first Europeans to see the bison, or American buffalo. 1527 CORTES, HERNAN
Hernán Cortés (also spelled Cortez), Marqués Del Valle De Oaxaca (1485-1547) was a Spanish adventurer and conquistador (he was also a failed law student) who overthrew the Aztec empire and claimed Mexico for Spain (1519-21).
Cortes sailed with 11 ships from Cuba to the Yucatan Peninsula to look for gold, silver, and other treasures. Hearing rumors of great riches, Cortés traveled inland and "discovered" Tenochtitlan, the capital of the Aztec empire. He then brutally killed the Aztec emperor Montezuma and conquered his Aztec Empire of Mexico, claiming all of Mexico for Spain in 1521. Treasures from the Aztecs were brought to Spain, and Cortés was a hero in his homeland. Cortés was appointed governor of the colony of New Spain, but eventually fell out of favor with the royals. He then returned to Spain where he died a few years later.