• Jamestown

    In 1607, the first English colony was built in Virginia. It was established by the London company.
  • Quebec

    The French come to North America with hopes of fur trade with the Natives. They build a settlement named Quebec, but it soon becomes a disaster with many people dying.
  • Johann Kepler

    Johann Kepler discovers that Mars is moving around the Sun not in a perfect circle, but an ellipse. This statement disagrees with Plato's belief about the heavens.
  • William Shakespeare

    William Shakespeare, one of the most famous authors in the world, dies.
  • House of Burgesses

    The first representative assembly in America is built and meets for the first time in Virginia.First African American slaves are brought across the sea and brought to Jamestown
  • Plymouth Colony

    The Mayflower, the first ship to come to the United States from England with pilgrims. Here, they signed the Mayflower Compact, stating the government of the new colony in Massachusetts.
  • Thanksgiving

    The pilgrims give thanks with the Wampanoag Indians after their struggles which becomes known as Thanksgiving
  • William Harvey

    William Harvey, a scientist and historian, discovers blood circulation.
  • Galileo

    Galileo tells the world about his ideas about the universe. Educated people applaud him for his work while the Church prohibits his work and puts him on house arrest.
  • New Amsterdam

    English gain control of New Amsterdam from the Dutch and rename it New York.
  • The Microscope

    Anton van Leeuwenhoek, a Dutch scientist, discovers microorganisms. He discovers this by using his own uniquely designed microscope.
  • Bill of Rights

    The Bill of Rights secures freedom of speech and petition of government. The people get more power and voice than what they used to.