• Jamestown

    England's first permanent American Settlement
  • Hudson River explored

    The English explorer Henry Hudson finds the river later known as the Hudson River.
  • John Rolfe introduces Tobacco

    John Rolfe introduces tobacco to the U.S. and would later be the first to cultivate it.
  • A Map of Virginia

    The English Captain John Smith creates a detailed map of Chesapeake Bay region and surrounding lands calling it A Map of Virginia.
  • House of Burgesses

    In Virginia, America's first representative assembly happened, it was called the House of Burgesses.
  • Slaves in the U.S.

    The first African slaves come to the Jamestown settlement.
  • Plymouth Colony

    The Pilgrims come to the U.S. on the Mayflower and create the Plymouth colony in Massachusetts.
  • Virginia law of 1662

    A law is created that makes the child born of an enslaved women inherit her slave status.
  • English take New Amsterdam

    The English take over the Dutch town of New Amsterdam and rename it New York
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    Bacon's Rebellion

    A group led by Nathaniel Bacon attacked the local Indians. There was not only conflict between the Natives and the colonists but also among the colonist who were against the Native Indians and those who were not.