Mayflower harbor

13 Colonies

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    American Revolution

  • Landing at Jamestown

    Landing at Jamestown
    The first colony was founded at Jamestown, Virginia
  • Pilgrims make government.

    Pilgrims make government.
    The Pilgrims establish their own government, the basis of which was the Mayflower Compact, which they drafted on their journey to the New World on the Mayflower
  • The Great Migration

    The Great Migration
    The Great Migration - Mass migration of thousands of English people to the Americas that took place between 1630 and 1640.
  • Birth of the Carolinas

    Birth of the Carolinas
    Carolina was settled. Eight men received charters for the Carolinas in 1663 from King Charles II to settle lands south of Virginia. The area was called Carolina. The main port was called Charles Town (Charleston) after the king. In 1729, North and South Carolina became separate Proprietary Colonies - refer to North Carolina Colony and South Carolina Colony
  • The Plantation Act

    The Plantation Act
    The Plantation Duty Act of 1673 was an act of Parliament intended to eliminate the smuggling of articles enumerated in the Navigation Act of 1660 and to induce the colonists to export those articles directly to England by allowing them to be traded to other colonies with the payment of the usual English import duty.
  • Quakers in PA

    Quakers in PA
    Quakers Settle in Pennsylvania. The Quakers were persecuted in England and looked to have a colony in America with religious freedom. William Penn received a grant, which the King called Pennsylvania. The first settlement was Philadelphia - refer to Pennsylvania Colony
  • French and Indian War

    French and Indian War
    The French and Indian Wars between France and Great Britain for lands in North America .
  • Salem Witch Trials

    Salem Witch Trials
    Salem Witchcraft Trials - Hysteria over witchcraft accusations consumes Salem Village, Massachusetts
  • Stamp Act

    Stamp Act
    The Stamp Act and riots in the 13 Colonies
  • Declaration of Independence.

    Declaration of Independence.
    A document declaring the US to be independent of the British Crown was signed on July 4, 1776, by the congressional representatives of the 13 Colonies