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Glossary of Chronology Q. 1

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1492
Columbus lands at San Salvador
1519
Cortes starts conquest of Mexico
1565
Spain founds St. Augustine, Florida
1607
Jamestown founded
1774
First Continental Congress meets
1620
Mayflower Compact signed;
Pilgrims land at Plymouth
1673
Marquette and Joliet explore Mississippi River
1775
Battles of Concord and Lexington;
Second Continental Congress assembles
1733
Georgia founded
1765
Stamp Act
1754
French and Indian War begins
1763
Treaty of Paris signed
1776
Declaration of Independence
1781
Articles of Confederation go into effect;
Cornwallis surrenders at Yorktown
1770
Boston Massacre
1773
Boston Tea Party
1772
Committees of Correspondence formed
1783
Treaty of Paris signed
1787
Constitution drafted
1788
Final ratification of Constitution
1789
George Washington inaugurated President;
First Congress under Constitution meets

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