1600-1700

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In History
  • Jamestown Virginia is established

    Jamestown Virginia is established
    The first permanent English colony is established in the Americas
  • first discovery of distant planets

    first discovery of distant planets
    Galileo sees the moons of Jupiter as well as Jupiter and other planets through a telescope
  • beginning of politics and economy

    beginning of politics and economy
    the Virginia house of Burgesses, the first representative assembly of America, meets for the first time in Virginia and the first slaves are brought to Jamestown.
  • Plymouth colony is established, mayflower compact is born

    Plymouth colony is established, mayflower compact is born
    English pilgrims establish the major colony of Plymouth in Massachusetts. 41 white men sign the Mayflower compact which forms the base of colonial government
  • obtaining New Amsterdam

    obtaining New Amsterdam
    The English take the colony of New Amsterdam from the Dutch and renamed in New York
  • bubonic plague

    bubonic plague
    the last major epidemic of the bubonic plague strikes in London, killing 75,000 people.
  • test act is passed

    test act is passed
    Catholics and protestants who do not belong to the English church are prevented from holding office. people who did not agree and adhere to the religious rules of the English church were excluded from holding a political office
  • bill of rights

    bill of rights
    The bill of rights is passed which added the first ten amendments to the United states constitution which was a stepping stone into America´s future.