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In History
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    First Century after the English Reformation

    During the first century after the English Reformation (c. 1530–1630) Puritans sought to “purify” the Church of England of all practices that smacked of Catholicism, advocating a simpler worship service, the abolition of ornate churches, and other reforms.
  • Barbados, West Indies claimed Eng. Colony

    Barbados was claimed as an English Colony.
  • Virgina Est.

    Virginia in 1607
  • JamesTown Starving Winter

    Four hundred settlers arrived in 1609, but the overwhelmed colony entered a desperate “starving time” in the winter of 1609–1610
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    90% Native Population dies

    90% Native Population is killed by war and disease.
  • First Virginia Tobacco Crop Planted

    In 1616 John Rolfe crossed tobacco strains from Trinidad and Guiana and planted Virginia’s first tobacco crop.
  • House of Burgesses Est.

    In 1619, the Virginia Company established the House of Burgesses.
  • English Conlonies bagan to form in New England

    The English colonies in New England established from 1620 onward were founded with loftier goals than those in Virginia
  • Plymouth Est.

    Plymouth is Established
  • Opechancanough Lauches Attack on Colonists

    Opechancanough launches a deadly attack on colonist, promising to drive them back into the sea, killing over 350 of them.
  • Massachusetts Bay Est.

    Massachusetts Bay, 1630
  • Connecticut Est.

    Connecticut, 1636
  • Rhode Island Est.

    Rhode Island, 1636
  • Providence is Created

    Roger Williams created a settlement called Providence in 1636, which lead to the creation of the Rhode Island Colony.
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    Pequot War (1636–1637)

  • New Haven Is Settled

    n 1638, John Davenport, Theophilus Eaton, and other supporters of the Puritan faith settled in the Quinnipiac (New Haven) area of the Connecticut River Valley
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    Governor Kieft’s War (1641–1645)

  • Charles I Beheaded

  • Parliament Enacts an Embargo Act

    Parliament responded with an act in 1650 that leveled an economic embargo on the rebelling colonies, forcing them to accept Parliament’s authority.
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    New Netherlands and New York...?

    Although the Dutch extended religious tolerance to those who settled in New Netherland, the population remained small. This left the colony vulnerable to English attack during the 1650s and 1660s, resulting in the handover of New Netherland to England in 1664. The new colony of New York was named for the proprietor, James, the Duke of York, brother to Charles II and funder of the expedition against the Dutch in 1664. New York was briefly reconquered by the Netherlands in 1667

    Jamaica, acquired by the Crown in 1655
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    The Two Esopus Wars (1659–1663)

  • Generational Slave Law Passed

    A 1662 Virginia law stated that an enslaved woman’s children inherited the “condition” of their mother; other colonies soon passed similar statutes.
  • The Fundamental Constitutions of Carolina

    The Fundamental Constitutions of Carolina, coauthored by the philosopher John Locke in 1669
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    Charles II tightens hold on Americas

    In the 1670s and early 1680s, King Charles II tightened English control over North America and the West Indies through the creation of new colonies, the imposition of new Navigation Acts, and the establishment of a new executive council called the Lords of Trade and Plantations.
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    King Philip’s War (1675–1676)

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    Bacons Rebellion

    Bacon’s Rebellion, grew out of tensions between Native Americans and English settlers as well as tensions between wealthy English landowners and the poor settlers who continually pushed west into territory controlled by Native Americans.
  • The Greatest Act of Indigenous resistance in North American history

    In 1680, the Puebloan religious leader Popé, who had been arrested and whipped for “sorcery” five years earlier, led various Puebloan groups in rebellion. Several thousand Puebloan warriors razed the Spanish countryside and besieged Santa Fe. They killed four hundred, including twenty-one Franciscan priests, and allowed two thousand other Spaniards and Christian Puebloans to flee. It was perhaps the greatest act of Indigenous resistance in North American history.
  • William NUT-head!

    William Nuthead, an experienced English printer, set up shop in 1682,
  • The Opposition of slavery begins

    In 1688, members of the Society of Friends in Germantown, outside Philadelphia, signed a petition protesting the institution of slavery among fellow Quakers.
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    Glorious Revolution (1688–1689)

    Glorious Revolution (1688–1689)
  • The Spanish Reconquer New Mexico

    The Spanish were exiled for twelve years. They returned in 1692, weakened, to reconquer New Mexico.
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    The Witch Trials

    Beginning in early 1692 and culminating in 1693, Salem Town, Salem Village, Ipswich, and Andover all tried women and men as witches.