Story of the Bahamas

Story of the Bahamas

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Storyboard Description

Timeline for the Bahamas (1492-present). School project.

Storyboard Text

  • The Great Story of the Bahamas
  • Treaty of paris
  • By Justin Brunings and Gulnoo Brar
  • Our days of being chained up are over!
  • 1492 - Christopher Columbus makes his first landing in the New World in the Bahamas where he encounters Native Indians. 
  • 1783 - Spain gives up the Bahamas to Britain in accordance with the Treaty of Paris after briefly occupying the islands the previous year and the Bahamas become a British colony. 
  • 1834 - Slaves of Native Indian heritage are emancipated and given full freedom
  • 1950 - Britain grants the US a military test range and tracking station for guided missiles in the Bahamas.
  • 1955 - Free trade area established in the town of Freeport, stimulating tourism and attracting offshore banking.
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