Jamestown Jamestown, is located off the James River in Virginia, USA. Jamestown is important to American history because it was the first English colony. In the early 1600’s, a group of 100 members of a Virginia company, paid for ships to come from England, where they founded the first permanent English settlement in North America on the banks of the James River. During the 1620s, Jamestown expanded from the area around the original James Fort into a New Town built to the east. Jamestown remained the capital of the Virginian colony until 1699.
He had acquired more than 18,000 ounces of gold (biography.com) 2015. and one year later he married the Daughter of Pedro Arias Dávila, his generous sponsor from many years ago. While in Spain, he was named the governor of Cuba and was given permission to explore Florida (America) by Queen Isabela. On April 6, 1538, Hernando de Soto departed for Florida. However, he made a last minute stop in Havana to help the people recover from French attacks. On May 18, 1539, Hernando de Soto and his crew finally departed for Florida.
1. 1526: The First Colony of Georgia Lucas Vasquez arrived in Georgia on September 29 of 1526 with another colonist. It was a history moment due that the first enslaved Africans arrived with Vasquez. Additionally, is was the very first attempt to establish a permanent colony on the mainland. The importance of this history is to show that state of Georgia history may have been different if it was ruled by the Spanish first.
Throughout history many different people do things for different reasons. Likewise Juan Ponce Leon is an famous Spanish explorer who found what is know as today, our very own, Florida. And what better reason to discover it by then the fountain of youth! Yes, that is correct. Juan found Florida while looking for the well known fountain of youth (Although, he didn’t find it obviously).
In 1532, only three other members of the original expedition were still alive, Alonso del Castillo Maldonado, Andres Dorantes de Carranca, and Estevan, an African slave. Together with Cabeza de Vaca, they headed west and south hoping to reach the Spanish Empire 's outpost in Mexico, becoming the first men of the Old World to enter the American West. Their route is not clear, but they apparently traveled across present day Texas, perhaps into New Mexico and Arizona and through Mexico 's northern provinces. In July 1536, near Culiacan in present day Sinaloa, they finally encountered a group of fellow Spaniards.
Second, both Booker T. Washington and Frederick Douglass gained freedom. Booker gained his freedom when he was only 8 years old, because he was born in 1858, or 1859. As one might imagine, he was freed when Abraham Lincoln made the emancipation proclamation. Once he was freed, he settled into a town with his family and started working in the salt business, packing salt in barrels. Frederick Douglass, however, gained freedom when he was quite older; when he was 20 years old.
Texas is unique in the fact that not only has it been its own country but it has been ruled over by six different flags. The first country to rule over Texas was the Kingdom of Spain. In 1519 Cortez decided that Spain should establish their colonies in the new world it was a 100 years until there was a settlement in Texas. Spain gradually expands from Mexico building forts and settlements until Spain lost its hold on Texas in 1685. France had already had claimed land in Louisiana so they planted their flag in the eastern part of Texas.
Jarek 1 Nick Jarek Miss Richardson World History 9 Honors December 1st 2014 Great Turning Points in History: The Discovery of America by Christopher Columbus, 1492 Part 1 (10 Points) Important Place(s)/Date(s) of Event: • 1000 BCE: The year that the Phoenicians reached South America. • .1415: In this year, Henry took part in the storming of Ceuta. • 1419: It was this year that Prince Henry returned from an expedition in Morocco, and settled in Sagres. Here he called together all the captains, pilots, maritime scientists, and cartographers. He make a school and trained these people.
Joseph Harris and the Battle of Hampton: Slavery as a Spark For my second response essay, I have chosen to review and respond to Chapter five of the third part of Woody Holton’s book Forced Founders titled “Free Virginians Versus Slaves and Governor Dunmore”. During the six months following the battles of Lexington and Concord, fighting between British troops and the American Colonists had largely been confined primarily in the Northern colonies, with its counterpart, the south; almost completely undisturbed. However, this would rampantly change, for on the morning of October 27th, 1775 a squadron of British naval vessels lay siege on the colonial town of Hampton, Virginia. Thus the decree that the American Revolutionary War had arisen on the southern front. According to Holton, the battle of Hampton had partly occurred due to the actions of a “small mulatto man” by the name of Joseph Harris.
The Cavite Mutiny of 1872 Philippine’s early history has been a series of colonization, revolution, and freedom with Spain as the first colonizers who occupied the Philippines for over 300 years. Every 12th of June since 1898, we, Filipinos, celebrate our Independence Day. In 1896, because of our desire to break free from the grasp of the abusive Spanish colonizers, a revolution broke out. It is thru this revolution that June 12 became a special day. However, another year merits our attention – the historic year of 1872 which is the year of the Cavite Mutiny.
He took the oath of office and qualified in July 1820, but he only held court for a little while, for at the end of August he was in Natchitoches, Louisiana, and in December he was in New Orleans, where he had made arrangements to live in Joseph H. Hawkins home and study law. At this time Moses Austin was traveling to San Antonio to apply for a grant of land and permission to settle 300 families in Texas. Though not totally excited about the Texas adventure, Austin decided to cooperate with his father. He arranged to get a loan from his friend Hawkins to float the enterprise and was at Natchitoches expecting to go with his father to San Antonio when he learned of Moses Austin 's death. He proceeded to San Antonio, where he arrived in August 1821.
Álvar Núñez Cabeza De Vaca Álvar Núñez Cabeza de Vaca was a spanish explorer from the New World and was an early explorer and first historian of Texas who was born in Jeréz de la Frontera, Spain in 1490 and died in 1559 in his early career he was in the military. In 1527 he was part of an expedition led by Panfilo de Narváez in an attempt to claim the territory from Florida to Mexico for Spain that reached what is now Tampa Bay, Florida, they set out with around 600 men and set out in June in 1528 and only four people survived and Cabeza De Vaca was one of them. Cabeza de vaca traveled for eight years across the southeast US he became a faith healer to some Native Americans as well as a trader. His name means ‘’cow head’’ in spanish
1. Christopher Columbus- was a Spanish conquistador who went in front of the Spanish court to propose a plan to find a new ocean route for trade with the West Indies and Asia. Queen Isabella commissioned/funded his voyage to find a new trade route to Asia. He set out on this conquest with 3 ships - the Nina, the Pinta, and the Santa Maria. He crossed the Atlantic and made landfall on an island he named San Salvador which was part of the Americas.