13 Colonies Timeline

Timeline created by logan8873
  • Virgina is founded

  • Masssachusetts is founded

  • The first Puritans arrives

    Came to practice religious belief, but didn't want to break from the Church of England like the Pilgrims.
    They wanted to make the church more pure, so they called the Puritans.
    They built Salem, a village on Massachusetts Bay Colony.
  • John Winthrop arrives

    John Winthrop leads 2nd group of Puritans to Massachusetts Bay colony.
    Winthrop's group named their settlement Boston, after a town in England.
    John Winthrop was elected governor of the Massachusetts Bay Colony.
  • Maryland is founded

  • Puritans founded Harvard College, now as Harvard University

    First college in the englissh colonies.
    Rhode Island founded.
  • Anne Hutchinson is forced to leave Massachusetts

    Both Williams and Hutchinson started settlements that joined to form the Rhode Island Colony.
  • Delaware is founded

  • Toleration Act

    Maryland passed the Toleration Act. This gave religious freedom to all Christians.
  • New York and New Jersey is founded

  • King Phillips War

    Disagreements over land led to war between the colonist and Native Americans.
    Metacomet or King Phillip, the leader of the Wampanoag, united many tribes to fight against the colonist.
    Hundreds of colonist and thousands of Native Americans, including Metacomet were killed.
  • Pennsylvania is founded

    Williams Penn, an English Quaker, got approval to start a colony. He named it Pennsylvania.
    He also became the owner of proprietor.
  • Middle Passage

    Trading ships carrying goods and raw materials also carried enslaved people rom central and western Africa.
    Middle Passage- Millions of enslaved Afrficans were placed on ships and forced to travel across the Atlantic Ocean from Afica to the English colonies.
  • North and South Carolina

    Carolina was splt into two colonies- North and South Carolina.
  • Great Awekening

    New religious movements begins. It "awakened", or renewed, many people's interest in religion.
    Poor people, women, and enslaved people even started taking part in religious gatherings.
  • Georgia is founded

  • Fort Mose

    Fort Mose wass the first free African settlement in North America.
    Some were set free by their owner; others bought their freedom.