• First English Settlement

    The English established the first settlement in the New World, Jamestown.
  • First Slaves and Women Arrive in Jamestown

    Often seen as the beginning of slavery, even though African American slaves had been imported into the United States since the 1500s
  • The Form of the Virginia House of Burgesses

    It was the first legislative body in colonial America.
  • Plymouth was Founded

    Settled by the Pilgrims
  • Mayflower Compact

    The Mayflower Compact was the first governing document of Plymouth Colony.
  • The Indian Massacre of 1622

    The Indian Massacre of 1622, more often known as the Jamestown massacre, was an attack on the Virginia Colony led by the Powhatan Confederacy.
  • Massachussetts Bay Colony was Founded

    Colony, one of the original English settlements in present-day Massachusetts, settled in 1630 by a group of about 1,000 Puritan refugees.
  • Maryland was Established

    Maryland was founded as a safe haven for English Catholics fleeing persecution in Europe.