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  • These Three Ships

    These Three Ships
    Three ships landed at Jamestown, the settlers founded Jamestown and appointed John Smith to the Governing Council.
  • Henry Hudson

    Henry Hudson
    He traveled into the Hudson Bay looking for the path to Asia. He was funded by the Dutch.
  • Marriage and Union

    Marriage and Union
    John Rolfe marries Pocahontas. Their marriage unites and brings peace between the Colonies and Pocahontas' tribe for eight years.
  • House of Burgesses

    House of Burgesses
    First time that the House of Burgesses met and the first slaves were brought to America.
  • Plymouth Colony and Mayflower

    Plymouth Colony and Mayflower
    Plymouth Colony founded in Massachusetts.
    41 men sign the Mayflower compact before embarking on their journey.
  • Plymouth

    Began to settle at Plymouth, but half of the colonists died because of the harsh winter.
  • Thanksgiving

    The first Thanksgiving was celebrated this year
  • Pequot War

    Pequot War
    This War started over the conflict to control trade.
  • Treaty of Hartford

    Treaty of Hartford
    This treaty ended the Pequot War.
  • Witchcraft and Slavery

    Witchcraft and Slavery
    Witchcraft is made a capital crime. Slavery is legalized in Massachusetts.
  • Maryland Toleration Act

    Maryland Toleration Act
    Passed by Maryland to allow the freedom of religion.
  • Colonial Population

    Colonial Population
    The population of the colonies continued to grow. It was around 50,000
  • Peach Tree War

    Peach Tree War
    Started with an attack on New Amsterdam by the Susquehannock in retaliation of the Dutch taking the land that became New Sweden. The Dutch defeat meant that the Dutch were pushed back to Fort Amsterdam.
  • New Amsterdam

    New Amsterdam
    The English take New Amsterdam from the Dutch and renamed it New York.
  • King Philip's War

    King Philip's War
    Started by attacks from Matacom and his allies due to English colonists encroachment on his land.
  • End of the War

    End of the War
    King Philip's War ends
  • Bacon's Rebellion

    Bacon's Rebellion
    Started over a pig, and caused the burning of Jamestown.
  • Colony of Pennsylvania

    Colony of Pennsylvania
    Established by William Penn
  • Intercolonial Cooperation

    Intercolonial Cooperation
    William Penn created a plan that would influence the drafting of the Constitution.
  • Jamestown Abandoned

    Jamestown Abandoned
    The Statehouse was burned down, and Williamsburg replaced it as the Colonial capital the following year.