• Queen Elizabeth

    Queen Elizabeth died and no Englishmen had established a permanent North American colony.
  • Peace

    King James made peace with Spain, privateering no longer held out the promise f cheap wealth
  • Virginia Company

    The Virginia Company, established and drew inspiration from Cortés and the Spanish conquest.
  • The start of Jamestown

    In April of 1607, Englishmen aboard three ships- the Susan Constant, the Godspeed, and the Discovery- sailed 40 miles up up the Jame River in present-day Virginia and settled on the land that was provided there.
  • The starving time

    Even though they had more settlers coming in 1609, that winter was a harsh one. One reason was that they were unprepared for the bitter cold that came. Another reason was because they were at unease with the natives and were constantly fighting with them.
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    This swept 90% of the region native Americans.
  • Jamestown

    Litttle did improve in the next several years. Jamestown in 1616 lost 80% of their English immigrants. Jamestown did not look to good for the future until they discovered tobacco
  • Tobacco and how it saved Jamestown

    Though King James the first said it’s a “noxious weed.” It already taken over the Europe. And within that year a guy name John Rolfe crossed tobacco strains from Trinidad and Guiana and planted them in Virginia (becoming the first tobacco crop mine Virginia).
  • The ripple effects of the newly found tobacco

    In 1617 the colony sent it first cargo of tobacco to England. This “noxious weed” sold for high prices in Europe and the tobacco boom in Virginia soon spread into Maryland. Within 15 years the colonies were exporting over five hundred thousand pounds of tobacco per year and within 40 years up to 15 million.
  • The start of slavery and the house of burgesses was built.

    The Virginia Company established the House of Burgesses a limited representative body composed of white landowners that first met in Jamestown. In the same year the Dutch slave ship sold twenty Africans to the Virginia colonists. Southern slavery was born.
  • New England.

    The English colonies in New England from 1620 onward were founded with loftier goals than those in Virginia.
  • Plymouth

    Pilgrims founded Plymouth
  • Hooker

    Hooker led one hundred people and a variety of livestock in setting an area they called Newtown (later Hartford)
  • Charles’s execution.

    The execution of Charles challenged American neutrality.
  • The Navigation Act of 1651

    This compelled the merchants in every colony to ship the goods straight to England in English ships
  • Chattel Slavery

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    The turning point for black men and women.

    The permanent deprivation of freedom and the separate legal status of enslaved Africans facilitated the maintenance of strict racial barriers.
  • Rhode Island and Providence Plantation

    King Charles II gathered the colony a royal charter established the colony of Rhode Island and Providence Plantations.
  • Charles town

    In 1670, three ships of colonists from Barbados arrived at the mouth of the Ashley River, where they founded Charles Town.
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    The threat from King Charles II

    King Charles II threatened the English control over North America and the West Indies through the creation of the new colonies, the imposition of the new Navigation Act, and the establishment of a new exclusive council called the Lord of Trade and Plantations.
  • An uprise

    In New England an uprising began in 1675 led by the Wampanoag leader Metacom (known more commonly by King Phillip)
  • Bacon’s rebellion

    A huge rebellion that soon got out of control
  • The Bill of rights

    The Bill of Rights was passed in 1689