Glossary Term – Event
Tobacco was first exported from Virginia.
Spain’s Pedro Menendez de Aviles founded St. Augustine in present-day Florida.
Sir Walter Raleigh received an English charter to establish colonies in eastern North America.
King James II of England was overthrown in the Glorious Revolution.
John Locke published Two Treatises of Government. His anti-authoritarian work asserted that “all men by nature are equal” and would later have a monumental impact on the founding of the United States.
The governor of Spanish Florida announced the establishment of a free black town at Fort Mose.
Thomas Cromwell and the Puritans assumed power in England.
Long characterized as the Triangle Trade—a name derived by drawing straight lines between Europe, Africa, and the New World, the areas that participated in large-scale colonial era trading—it is more accurate to characterize it as a circular trade. Driven by ocean and wind currents in the Atlantic basin, the wooden, wind-powered European ships of the era found it safest and most expedient to sail to America by going south past the Bight of Benin in western Africa. They picked up trans-Atlantic currents to the vicinity of the shoulder of...