Jamestown founded

1600 to 1700 History time line

  • Jamestown founded

    Jamestown founded
    This was the first English settlement in the United States,
  • Henry Hudson

    Henry Hudson, working for the Dutch, sails into New York harbor and up the river that would bear his name to Albany.
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    Smallpox epidemic

    The Smallpox epidemic wipes out ninety percent of the Native Americans in the Massachusetts Bay area.
  • Joining of colonies

    The Plymouth colony that had remained independent since its founding in 1620, joins the Massachusetts Bay colony.
  • First Slaves

    The Dutch land with indentured servants, African Slaves had arrived to Jamestown.
  • founding of Maryland

    founding of Maryland
    Maryland is founded as a Catholic colony promoting religious tolerance. The subsequent state is named for Queen Henrietta Maria, wife of England's Charles I.
  • Pequot war

    The Pequot war begins between Pequot tribe and their alliance against the Massachusetts, Plymouth, and Saybrook Colonies. The war ended on September 21, 1638 with the Treaty of Hartford.
  • Harvard

    Harvard College is founded in Cambridge, Massachusetts.
  • First book

    The first book is printed in North America, The Bay Psalm book.
  • Witchcraft

    Witchcraft is made a capital crime in English law. The Massachusetts colony is the first to legalize slavery.
  • Peach tree war

    The Peach Tree war begins with attack on New Amsterdam and Pavonia along Hudson river by Susquehannock Indians and their allies as retaliation for the loss of New Sweden to the Dutch.
  • New Netherlands

    Three Hundred British troops seize New Netherlands from the Dutch in a peaceful takeover.
  • Bacon's Rebellion

    Bacon's rebellion causes the burning of Jamestown. Nathanial Bacon leads the rebellion of planters against Governor Berkeley. Bacon perished and twenty-three others were executed.
  • colony of Pennsylvania

    The colony of Pennsylvania is established. When William Penn signed the treaty with Delaware Indians and pays for for Pennsylvania lands.
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    Salem witch trials

    The Salem Witch hunts, spurred by preaching, results in the arrest of one hundred and fifty people and the death of nineteen. These trials were held in Essex, Suffolk, and Middlesex counties.
  • Jamestown abandoned

    Jamestown abandoned
    Jamestown is abandoned after the statehouse is burned in 1698 with the Colonial Government moving to middle plantation, renamed soon after as Williamsburg