Timeline created by Scott.Dougherty
In History
  • Jamestown

    Jamestown becomes the first permanent Enlish settlement is established in America.
  • Pocahontas

    Pocahontas marries John Rolfe. This leads to eight years of peace between colonists and Native Americans.
  • The Mayflower Compact

    The Mayflower Compact is signed, outlining a way for the Enlish settlers to self govern. It was signed by Pilgrams seeking religous freedom from the Church of England
  • The First Thanksgiving

    The First Thanksgiving was celebrated for three days between the Pilgrams and Wampanoag tribe, who helped them cultivate and settle the land.
  • The Indian Massacre of 1622

    Chief Opchanacanough and the Powhatan Confederacy tries to remove settlers from eastern Virginia. Three hundred settlers are killed in the attack.
  • Manhattan Island

    Peter Minuit buys the island from the Man-a-hat-a Indians for $24 worth of trade goods.
  • Harvard College

    Harvard College is founded in Cambridge, Massachusetts
  • New York

    New Amsterdam is surrendered to the British. It is officially renamed New York in honor of the Duke of York.
  • King Philip's War

    Chief Metacomet leads a campaign against English settlers sparked by murder of three of his men and the settlers push for more and more land.