1600-1700 major events

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In History
  • Pocahontas

    Pocahontas, daughter of Chief Powhatan, saves the life of John Smith.
  • Jamestown, Virginia

    Jamestown, the first permanent English settlement in America, is established by the London Company in southeast Virginia.
  • Slaves

    The first African slaves are brought to Jamestown.
  • House of Burgess

    The House of Burgesses, the first representative assembly in America, meets for the first time in Virginia.
  • Plymouth Colony

    The Plymouth Colony in Massachusetts is established by Pilgrims from England In December but pilgrims landed in November.
  • Mayflower

    41 male passengers signed the Mayflower Compact, an agreement that forms the basis of the colony's government.
  • Massachusetts Bay Colony

    Massachusetts Bay Colony
    Massachusetts Bay Colony was founded
  • Maryland

    Maryland was founded by Lord Baltimore.
  • New Amsterdam/ New York

    English seize New Amsterdam (city and colony) from the Dutch and rename it, New York.
  • Pennsylvania

    Pennsylvania founded by William Penn.