1600-1700

  • Bartholemw Gosnold travels to America

    Bartholemw Gosnold travels to America
    In 1602, Bartholomew Gosnold and thirty-two other men set out from England to start a colony, only to return when food ran out.
  • Jamestown is founded

    Jamestown is founded
    Jamestown is founded by John Smith. The site was picked because it fulfilled the criteria that the English had.
  • Pocahontas alledgedly saves John Smith

    Pocahontas alledgedly saves John Smith
    John Smith had claimed that he was captured and that Pocahontas had saved him, but it's still debated among people today whether or not this was fact or fiction.
  • The first Africans come to America

    The first Africans come to America
    The first African slaves were brought over by the dutch
  • Plymouth is founded

    Plymouth is founded
    Seeking Religious freedom, a group of pilgrims sailed across the Atlantic to America, founding Plymouth Colony.
  • Massachusetts Bay Company is formed

    Massachusetts Bay Company is formed
    This colony was formed for the purpose of housing religious dissenters such a puritans.
  • Puritans found Boston and other settlements

    Supported by the Massachusetts Bay Company, Puritans headed out to found places like Boston.
  • Portsmouth, Rhode Island is founded

    Portsmouth, Rhode Island is founded
    Anne Hutchinson, who was banished from Massachusetts for accusing the pastors of heresy, alongside William Coddington, found Rhode Island.
  • Newport, Rhode Island founded

    William Coddington, who co-founded Portsmouth, leaves and founds Newport Rhode Island.
  • 23 Jews arrive in New Amsterdam

    in 1654, twenty-three Jews arrived in America, joining two others already living there.
  • Dutch found Schenectady, New York.

    Dutch found Schenectady, New York.
  • Charles Town is founded

    Charles Town is founded
    Charles Town was founded by the Carolina proprietors. Some of the settlers came from Barbados and brought slaves with them.
  • West New Jersey purchased

    West New Jersey purchased
    William Penn and a few others buy West New Jersey for the purpose of making it a haven for Quakers
  • Pueblo Revolt

    This Indian uprising forced the colonists to flee Santa Fe, many of which fled to El Paso.
  • Spanish begin to repopulate Santa Fe

  • Spanish found Santa Rosa in Florida