1600 - 1700

  • Founding of Jamestown

    Founding of Jamestown
    Jamestown was the first permanent English settlement in North America. The settlement was established by the London Company.
  • The House of Burgesses

    The House of Burgesses
    The House of Burgesses was the colonies first representative body and met for the first time in 1619 on July 30th.
  • First Slaves arrive in America

    First Slaves arrive in America
    The first African slaves arrive in the colonies on a Dutch slave ship. This event started the spread of slavery throughout the colonies.
  • Plymouth Colony is established

    Plymouth Colony is established
    The Plymouth Colony was established in Massachusetts by pilgrims travelling from England. Before leaving their ship all 41 men signed the Mayflower Compact which outlined the colony's government.
  • Dutch Purchase Manhattan

    Dutch Purchase Manhattan
    The Dutch purchased Manhattan in 1626 from a group of Native Americans. The Dutch paid 60 guilders for the land and since then approximations of that price in dollars have been all over the place.
  • Quakers arrive in New England

    Quakers arrive in New England
    Quakerism first emerged in England and in 1656 the first group of them arrived in the colony of New England. (Couldn't find the exact day)
  • King Philip's War

    King Philip's War
    King Philip's war began in 1675 and was fought between the King's army and Native Americans. Many local colonist joined the King's ranks and fought for him, but afterward were very unhappy with their service.
  • Philadelphia is founded

    Philadelphia is founded
    The city of Philadelphia was founded in 1682 and would later be a major hub of revolution and American History.