The colonization of Texas Colin Jamison

In this timeline you will learn the history of Texas colonization.

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Age of Content

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Spanish exploration 1542

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In 1542 Columbus discovered America and started to explore it.   

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French exploration 1600

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The french colonization started in the 16th century  and in the following centuries they moved inward into more land. 


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1492-1519

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1492 the conquistadors started to come to Texas for gold and glory

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1519

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In 1519 Pineda lands in Texas and starts mapping its landscape. 

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1537

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Cabeza de Vaca reports to the Spanish the finding of Texas. 

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1682

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The Spanish establish their first mission to teach the natives their religion. 

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1684

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In 1684 La Salle came to America to find the mouth the of the Mississippi. 

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1685

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1685 La Salle establishes found Fort St. Louis to fight agaist the natives.

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Spanish Colonial

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Roman Catholic Church 1492

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In 1492 Catholicism became widespread in many places around the world such as Spain. Eventually when the Spanish came to America they wanted to teach the natives about god and the pope. 

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Missions 1718

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Missions in Texas became widespread to spread Catholicism to the natives in Texas and other parts of Texas. One of the three G's is god.  

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1718

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In 1718 presidios were built in places that were in Spanish control to help keep the land in control form the natives and other countries. 

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1718

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In 1718 Spanish explorers came up to a river called Rio San Antonio and wanted to build a mission and a presidio to protect the resources there and the city was born then.

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1719

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In 1719 the King of Spain transported 400 canary islanders  to move to Texas. 



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