Colonial America Alek Zacharko

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  • Roanoke

    The Roanoke Island colony which was the first English settlement in the New World. Sir Walter Raleigh in August 1585 founded this establishment. The first Roanoke colonists had a very rough time with suffering due to dwindling food supplies and Indian attacks. In 1586 they returned to England aboard a ship captained by Sir Francis Drake.
  • Jamestown

    The Jamestown settlement in the Colony of Virginia was the first permanent English settlement in the Americas. Located on the northeast bank of the James River about 2.5 mi southwest of the center of modern Williamsburg. This colony was considered permanent after a short abandonment in 1610.
  • House of Burgesses

    House of Burgesses
    The House of Burgesses was a representative assembly in colonial Virginia, which was an outgrowth of the first elective governing body in a British overseas possession, the General Assembly of Virginia.
  • Mayflower/ Plymouth /Mayflower Compact

    Mayflower/ Plymouth /Mayflower Compact
    Mayflower Compact was a document signed on the English ship Mayflower in November 1620 prior to its landing at Plymouth, Massachusetts. It was the first piece of government written and enacted in the area that is now the United States. The Mayflower Compact remained in force until 1691.
  • New York

    New York
    The New York Colony was one of the 13 original colonies in America. New York was a British colony that later turned into a royal colony on the Northeast coast of North America
  • Massachusetts Bay Colony

    Massachusetts Bay Colony
    The Massachusetts Bay Colony was near modern-day Boston and Salem Massachusetts. Founded by the investors of the Massachusetts Bay Company made its colonists mainly puritans. The Massachusetts Bay Colony quickly became the largest colony in New England.
  • Carolina

    The Province of Carolina was an English and later a British colony of North America. Carolina was founded in what today is North Carolina.
  • Maryland

    Founded in 1632,The Maryland Colony approved charter by King Charles. Like other settlements in the New World, the Maryland Colony was established as a religious refuge.
  • Connecticut

    The Connecticut Colony known as the River Colony was organized on March 3, 1636, as a place for Puritans. Early on, the English settlers under John Winthrop Jr. struggled with the Dutch for possession of the land, eventually the English gained control of the colony and set up a permanent settlement.
  • Maryland Toleration Act

    Maryland Toleration Act
    The Maryland Toleration Act, also known as the Act Concerning Religion, was a religious tolerance for Trinitarian Christians. It was passed on April 21, 1649, by the assembly of the Maryland colony, in St. Mary's City.
  • Bacon's Rebellion

    Bacon's Rebellion
    Bacon's Rebellion was an armed rebellion that took place in 1676 by Virginia settlers. It was led by Nathaniel Bacon against Governor William Berkeley.
  • Pennsylvania

    The Pennsylvania Colony was one of the original 13 colonies located on the Atlantic coast of North America. The Pennsylvania Colony was classified as one of the Middle Colonies.
  • Salem Witch Trials

    Salem Witch Trials
    The Salem witch trials were a series of prosecutions in which over 200 people were accused of practicing witchcraft. This took place in a couple of cities in Massachusetts Bay Colony in the years 1692 and 1693, but mainly in the town of Salem.
  • Great Awakening

    Great Awakening
    The Great Awakening was a religious revival that changed the English colonies in America during the 1730s and 1740s. The movement came at a time when the idea of secular rationalism was being emphasized, and passion for religion had grown stale.
  • Albany Plan

    Albany Plan
    The Albany Plan of Union was a plan to create a unified government for the Thirteen Colonies, suggested by Benjamin Franklin.
  • Salutary Neglect

    Salutary Neglect
    In American history, salutary neglect was the possibly non-deliberate British Crown policy of avoiding strict enforcement of parliamentary laws, especially trade laws, meant to keep British colonies obedient to England, in the 18th century.
  • French-Indian War

    French-Indian War
    The French and Indian War lasted from 1754–1763 which is the American name for the North American warfare of the Seven Years' War. It began with a dispute over control of the meeting of the Allegheny and Monongahela rivers, also called the Forks of the Ohio and the site of the French Fort Duquesne.
  • Proclamation of 1763

    Proclamation of 1763
    The Royal Proclamation of 1763 was issued October 7, 1763, by King George III following Great Britain's acquisition of French territory in North America after the end of the French and Indian War/Seven Years' War, which forbade all settlement west of a line drawn along the Appalachian Mountains.
  • Rhode Island

    Rhode Island
    Rhode Island was the first colony in America to declare independence on May 4, 1776, a full two months before the United States Declaration of Independence.
  • Great Migration

    Great Migration
    The Great Migration was the movement of around six million African Americans from rural areas of the Southern states of the United States to urban areas in the Northern states between 1916 and 1970.