17th Century America

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In History
  • Establishment of Jamestown

    Establishment of Jamestown
    Jamestown was the first successful English settlement
  • Pilgrims Land at Plymouth

    Pilgrims Land at Plymouth
    Pilgrims land at Cape Cod after a long journey on the Mayflower. They created the Mayflower Compact, which was the first written constitution in the New World.
  • Thirty Years War Starts

    Thirty Years War Starts
    Disputes over the American colonies started a massive war in Europe known as the Thirty Years War.
  • First Massachusetts Colony Founded

    First Massachusetts Colony Founded
    John Winthrop founded the Massachusetts Bay Colony in present-day Boston Massachusetts.
  • Rhode Island is Founded

    Rhode Island is Founded
    Rhode Island colony is founded as the first colony to grant complete religious freedom. Rodgers Williams founded it after being expelled from Massachusetts.
  • First New World University is Founded

    First New World University is Founded
    North America's first University is founded in Cambridge in the Massachusetts Bay Colony.
  • Thirty Years War Ends

    Thirty Years War Ends
    The Treaty of Westphalia is signed, ending the Thirty Years' War after many injuries and casualties.
  • First Navigational Act Passed by Parliament

    First Navigational Act Passed by Parliament
    Parliament passed the first Navigational Act, making it legal to ship out goods to England from the colonies.
  • New York Colony is Founded

    New York Colony is Founded
    The Dutch surrender New Netherlands to the English and then they renamed New York.
  • Bacon's Rebellion

    Bacon's Rebellion
    Armed men capture Jamestown and burn it down. This was because of high taxes and low tobacco prices.