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  • Jamestown Landing

    A group of 100 male colonies landed near the area of the Chesapeake Bay where they were attacked by Indians.
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    Anglo-Powhatan War

    The English settlers declared war on the Powhatan indians. The settlers burned villages and cornfields destroying Indian land. The war was ended with a treaty and the marriage of Rolfe and Pocahontas.
  • Virginia House Of Burgesses

    The House of Burgesses in Virginia was the first legistature in America and served as a representative government. Laws were made by the members that eventually upset the King.
  • Mayflower

    A group of 102 people, half being separatists, started the journey to the New World
  • The Mayflower Compact

    The Mayflower Compact was a document written by the members aboard the Mayflower. It was signed by 41 men. This document established town meetings and laid the base for a new government.
  • Peace Treaty between Chief Massasoit and the Pilgrims

    Upon the arrival of the colonists, Chief Massasoit traveled to Plymouth to offer a peace treaty that was kept until the Chief died.
  • Virginia becomes a royal colony

    Virginia became the first permanent settlement in the New World.
  • Anne Hutchinson's Trial

    Anne Hutchinson, a woman who claimed to have direct revelations with God, was put on trial where it was decided she would be exiled to Rhode Island.
  • Maryland is granted a royal charter

    Maryland was granted a charter from King Charles l. He gave the colony to Lord Baltimore who established Maryland was a safe place for Catholics and insured religious freedom.
  • New England Confederation

    The New England Confederation met in Boston where a constitution was written naming the colonies "The United Colonies of New England." Its purpose was to mediate boundary disagreements and provide organized protection.
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    2nd Anglo-Powhatan War

    The colonist's goal was to strip the Indians of their land and everything that went with it. The colonists gained another victory after a treaty was signed to end the war and further the separation between the Indians and settlers.
  • Toleration Act of 1649

    Maryland passed this act to protect any persons believing in the Trinity.
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    Trade and Navigation Acts

    The crown put these restrictions on the colonies:
    1.goods trades with the colonies had to be on English ships
    2.raw materials had to be sent to England
    3.any imports to colonies had to go through England first
    4.colonies couldn't produce certain goods
    These acts caused smuggling to become apparent in the colonies especially with tobacco and England was commonly too busy with their own problems to enforce the laws.
  • Trade and Navigation Acts

    Also passed in 1660, 1696 England established these laws to restrict colonists' trade routines.
  • Connecticut

    The colony was established when Thomas Hooker arrived in search of wealth and tolerance. The Fundamental Orders were written as rules for the colony and it eventually became a royal colony in 1662 under the control of John Winthrop, Jr.
  • Rhode Island

    Rhode Island was known for it's religious freedom that was founded by Roger Williams along with Anne Hutchinson, who were both exiled there because of their beliefs. The colony developed separation of church and state, strengthening it's religious toleration.
  • The Carolinas

    The first settlers came into the Carolinas from the West Indies to Charleston, which was named after King Charles ll, who granted Carolina to 8 supporters known as the Lord's Proprietors. The Carolinas served as a buffer against Florida.
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    King Philip's War

    King Philip, son of Indian Chief Massasoit, started the war with an attack on Swansea and continued with the Indian's burning colonial villages and killing many colonists. Many Indians were also killed. The war lasted until King Philip was captured and shot.
  • New Hampshire becomes a royal colony

    The colony was created by John Mason for fishing in the Piscataqua River.
  • Massachusett's Charter is revoked

    With Charles ll's attempts at trying to enforce the Trade and Navigation Laws the Massachusett's colony rebelled causing the King to revoke the colonie's charter.
  • Glorious Revolution

    After Charles ll's death his brother took the crown. The people of England didn't like the way that King James ll ruled so they overthew him. The new crowns were KIng William and Queen Mary who re-establish the Declaration of Rights and the Bill of Rights.
  • Massachusetts becomes a royal colony

    Massachusetts was named a colony long after it had been established. It was known as the Plymouth Colony and the colonists created the Mayflower Compact to live by.
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    The Great Awakening

    Preachers, including Frelingheusan, Johnathan Edwards, and William Tennent, preached persuasive sermons to awaken the colonists to religion revival
  • Pontiac's Rebellion

    The British Military was attacked by a group of Indians led by their leader Pontiac, after the French and Indian War.
  • Proclamation Act of 1763

    Proclamation Act of 1763
    This act prohibited settlement west of the Appalachian Mtns. It was made to maintain colonial control and the fur trade. It also redirected population to Canada. The colonists reacted with rebellion of the law completely, moving into the west, because they thought it wouldn't last.
  • Alliance of 1778

    France came into the Revolutionary War on America's side. The additional soldiers and weapons secured the Yorktown victory, also known as the turning point of the war.
  • George Washington

    George Washington
    George Washington was elected to office by the Electoral College, unamimously, making him the first President of the United States.
  • Alexander vs. Hamilton

    Alexander vs. Hamilton
    Alexander and Hamilton had disagreements based on their political parties. Alexander believed in aristocracy, supported the British government and federal govt., and a industry economy. Jefferson believed that any man, if educated, could govern, he believed in state powers over federal powers, and an agriculture based economy.
  • Whiskey Rebellion

    Whiskey Rebellion
    Angry westerners were frustrated by the tax put on whiskey. They gathered together and through a series of burnings and threatening officials the rebellion started. It was settled by Washington who called upon an army to act on the rebels.
  • Pinckney Treaty

    This agreement between America and Spain stated America's southern boundary was set at the 31 degree latitude. It also said the America would have transportation to the Mississippi through Spain's territory and the ability to store goods in New Orleans.
  • XYZ Affair

    France sent people, known as X, Y, Z to get the Americans to pay a large amount of money to France and their leader.
  • Convention of 1800

    The French and American Naval War was ended and so was their alliance.
  • Judiciary Act of 1801

    The courts were organized into a more simpler way.
  • Embargo Act

    Congress passed a law, that was signed by Jefferson putting an end to all trade from Britain and France, who were fighting, which put a strain on American trade. The act was repealed because it ended up hurting America rather than France and Britain.
  • Election of 1808

    The election was between Madison, Republican, and Pinckney, Federalist. Madison took an overwhelming victory.
  • Tariff of 1816

    After the War of 1812 American economy went down because of all the cheap foreign goods being sold after being stored during the war. American placed a tariff on the foreign goods as a protective measure of American's economy.
  • Marbury vs. Madison

    Marbury had been appointed by John Adams to serve in the cabinet on the last day of his presidency. Jefferson didn't acknowledge the appointed, so Marbury sued up to Supreme Court where it was decided that Marbury would not get his appointment because it wasn't in the Judicial Court's power to appoint him. This case also established Judicial Review to determine the constitutionality of all laws passed.