• Establishment of Santa Fe

    Santa Fe was established in the state-to-be New Mexico.
  • Establishent of Quebec

    Quebec was founded in 1608, which quickly became a fur trading enterprise. The territory faced devastating wars with Indians, as french Priests sought to convert native Americans and incorporate their culture into the church.
  • Women Arrive in the New World

    The first English women in the Americas arrive in the colonies.
  • House of Burgesses

    The first legislative body in the American colonies, the House of Burgesses was founded to govern from Jamestown.
  • Anne Hutchinson

    Hutchinson followed John Cotton to Massachusetts, where she held bi-weekly devotionals in her home. She was deemed as a "woman not fit for our society", and banished and excommunicated from the Church of Boston.
  • Settlers Arrive in Maryland

    Sir George Calvert's colony, Maryland, receives its first settlers, who buy land from native Americans. The colonists see rapid growth and prosperity. Included in the charter, the settlers are guaranteed religious rights, civil freedom, and the privilege of passing laws.
  • Hartford Established

    After a disagreement with the Massachusetts Bay leaders, Thomas Hooker convinced his family and 100 others to leave with him and fond Hartford on the fundamental Puritan principles. The colony was not officially recognized by the Kind until 1662.
  • New Sweden Founded

    Sweden's first colony in the New World, New Sweden, is founded at Fort Christina.
  • Maryland House of Assembly

    In 1639, Maryland forms its legislative body, the House of Assembly.
  • Integration of New Hampshire

    New Hampshire, after disagreement between governing persons, comes under the jurisdiction of Massachusetts.
  • Split of the House of Assembly

    The Maryland House of Assembly is split into an upper and lower house.
  • Navigation Act of 1651

    Designed to undercut low Dutch shipping prices, this act mandates that all goods shipped to the New World must be carried by English vessels.
  • Navigation Act of 1660

    This act limits a select variety of American exports to only be permitted to be exported to England or another English colony.
  • Charles II's Advisory Bodies

    Charles II's two body advisory system is formed.
  • Staple Act of 1663

    The Staple Act of 1663 mandates that all European goods must pass through England before being exported to American colonies.
  • Formation of Carolina

    The territory of Carolina is grated to eight proprietors.
  • Formation of New Netherlands

    The reigning crown of Holland at the time granted the land of New Netherlands to his brother, the Duke of York.
  • New Jersey

    The territory of New Jersey was ceded to Sir George Carteret and Lord Berkely.
  • John Locke's Fundamental Constitutions of Carolina

    John Locke forms a governing constitution for Carolina, granting religious freedom and low property requirements for voting. The document was comprised of 120 detailed paragraphs; but, was rejected by most citizens already residing in Carolina.
  • Joint Council for Trade and Plantations

    Charles II forms an English joint council for trade and plantations to govern the colonies.
  • Plantation Duty Act of 1673

    The Plantation Duty Act mandates that all goods exported from one colony to another shall incur an English tax.
  • Committee of the Privy Council on Trade and Plantation

    Charles II revises his former council for trade and plantations, and forms the Committee of the Privy Council on Trade and Plantation
  • Bacon's Rebellion Begins

    After the insecurities of settlers in Virginia, caused by Native American attacks and high taxes, come to a head, Sir Nathaniel Bacon, one of the largest landowners in Western Virginia, forms a militia to defend against Native Americans.
  • End of Bacon's Rebellion

    After an altercation between Bacon's Militia and then Governor Berkley, reinforcements are called and Bacon's Militia is subdued. Bacon dies that year.
  • New Hampshire Becomes a Royal Colony

    King Charles II adopts New Hampshire as a royal colony.
  • Quaker Refuge

    William Penn uses the King's debt to his father to receive a patent for a Quaker refuge in the New World.
  • Charter of Liberties and Privilages

    The charter of liberties and privileges was proposed in New Netherlands, rendering it a royal colony.
  • Beginning of Monmouth's Rebellion

    After James Scott, the illegitimate song of King Charles II, claims to be heir to the throne, he leads a rebellion against Charles II.
  • End of Monmouth's Rebellion / Battle of Sedgemoor

    After James Scott's defeat at the battle of Sedgemoor, his rebellion comes to a close.
  • Beginning of Glorious Revoliton

    The Glorious Revolution saw King James II replaced by a joint monarchy.
  • End of Glorious Revolution

    The Glorious Revolution saw King James II replaced by a joint monarchy.
  • English Bill of Rights

    The English Bill of rights was passed by the Parliament of England. It's purpose was to separate power in England, and limit the monarchy's power.
  • Navigation Act of 1696

    The Navigation Act of 1696 was designed to take law enforcement power out of the colonies hands, and give it to England.