13 colonies

  • Virginia

    Virginia was founded.
  • Massachusetts

    Massachusetts is founded.
  • New Hamshire

    New Hampshire is founded.
  • The First Puritans Arrive

    Came to practice religious beliefs, but didn't want to break away from the Church of England like the Pilgrims.They wanted to make the church more pure, so they were called the Puritans. They also built Salem, a village on the Massachusetts bay.
  • John Winthrop arrives (Summer)

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

    Maryland was founded.
  • Disagreements with church and goverment (in Massachusetts) -Connecticut

    Anne Hutchinson and Roger Williams were two people who belived the Puritan church should be separate from the colony's goverment.
    Puritan leaders voted to expel Williams from Massachusetts.
    Connecticut is founded.
  • Hardvard College now known as Harvard University

    Puritans founded Harvard College, now known as Harvard University. It was the first college in the English colonies. Rhode Island was founded.
  • Anne Hutchinson was forced to leave Massachsetts

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

    Delaware was founded.
  • Toleration Act

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

    New York and New Jersey is founded.
  • King Phillip's War

    Dissagreements over land led to war between the colonists 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

    William Penn, an English Quaker, got approval to start a colony. He named it Pennsylvania. He alao became the owner or proprietor of Delaware. William Penn wrote: The Frame of Goverment of Pennsylvania. I gave people freedom of speech, freedom of religion, and the right to a trial by jury.
  • Middle Passage

    Trading ships carring goods and raw materials also carried enslaved people from central and western Africa.
    Middle Passage- Millions of enslaved Africans were placed on ships and forced to travel across the Atlantic Ocean fromAfrica to the Englidh colonies.
  • North Carolina and South Carolina

    Carolina was split into two colonies- North and South Carolina.
  • Great Awakening

    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

    Georgia is founded.
  • Fort Mose

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