• the Virginia company established

    Named after the Queen of England Elizabeth, James I approved the creation of the Virginia company. It helped them to find and sell valuables in America.
  • Jamestown was founded

    Jamestown was the first successful colony in America. It was founded by the Virginia Company hoping to find gold and gain money.
  • Quebec was founded

    Quebec was the main pillar that started New France and was established by Samuel de Champlain.
  • Hudson river discovered

    Henry was searching for the Northwest Passage through North America, but failed and discovered the Hudson River, and claimed New York for the Dutch.
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    The Starving time

    The colonists did not have very good survival skills because they were meant for getting riches not sustaining life. So, when the winter came they were not ready and did not have enough food. The number of colonists fell to 65.
  • Santa Fe was established

    Sante Fe which was the first permanent European settlement in the Southwest was established by the Spanish.
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    90% of the Native American population died of smallpox given to them by the Europeans.
  • tobacco

    John Rolfe planted Virginia's first tobacco crop in Virginia.
  • The First Shipment of Slaves Arrived At Jamestown

    Twelve years after the founding of Jamestown.
  • Established the House of Burgesses

    First representative body made in Jamestown consisted of white landowners.
  • Plymouth Colony founded

    The colony was started by the Separatists to get religious freedom.
  • Dutch West India Company

    Dutch colonies were established in Africa.
  • Opechancanough launched a surprise attach on Jamestown

    Opechancanough was going to bring the colonists back to sea but instead launched a surprise attack and killed 350 colonists.
  • Dutch acquired Manhattan

    Peter Minuit bought Manhattan from the Munsee people for the Dutch.
  • New Amsterdam

    Slaves were forced to begin work on created a big urban city for the Dutch.
  • New Amsterdam

    Slaves were forced to begin work on created a big urban city for the Dutch.
  • Massachusetts bay founded

    Settled by Purtitain refuges.
  • Newtown

    Hooker led 100 people and livestock to a new town later named Hartford.
  • Providence

    Roger Williams founded Providence in Rhode Island.
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    Pequot War

    The war was started out of fighting to control trande between the Pequot tribe and surrounding colonists.
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    Governor Kieft’s War

    The conflict between the colony of New Netherland and the Wappinger and Lenape tribes.
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    English Civil War

    After the absolute rule of Charles I from 1629 the Parliament became very angry with the King's amount of power. They went to war for power and the Parliament won.
  • Navigation Act of 1651

    Compelled merchants in every colony to ship goods directly to England in English ships
  • King Philip’s War

    Ended most on Native American Power.
  • Bacon’s Rebellion

    Bacon wanted Native American land but was denied so he tried to take it himself.
  • Glorious Revolution

    After the overthrow of James II, the throne was given to the English throne to the Dutch Prince William of Holland and his English bride, Mary, the daughter of James II.
  • North Carolina

    The Carolinas seperated
  • Decree of Sanctuary

    Issued by the King of Spain promising to take care of runaway slaves if they swore loyalty to Spain and became Catholic.