Columbus was an Italian explorer who is given credit for discovering the Americas. He died on May 20th, 1506.
Columbus's Four Voyages
(1492-1504). Christopher Columbus's four voyages. Each time they had discovered land.
Cortes Takes Over the Aztecs
(1519-1521) Cortes was a Cuban seafarer who came into contact with the Aztecs. He was treated like a god and became greedy. He soon took over
Hudson was an English explorer. He "found" the Hudson River.
Roanoke Island Colony Fails
(1585-87) After several failures, the Roanoke Colony mysteriously vanished. To this day, no one knows why they dissappeared.
Winthrop was a lawyer and leader of the 1630 migration of the English Puritans to the Massachusetts Bay Colony. He served as governor. Died March 26th, 1649
Bradford was an English Puritan. He died on May 9, 1657.
A Puritan woman who battled the beliefs of the Puritans. She was eventually banished for saying come by her beliefs through a direct revelation from God.
William the Third and Mary the Second
Willaim III and Mary II were the king and queen of England. They ruled during the late 1600's
Founding Jamestown, VA
In late 1606, the Virginia Company's three ships landed near the Chesapeake Bay. However, they moved closer to the wooded area and named it Jamestown after the king, James.
First Africans to arrive in Virginia
In 1619, Africans slaves were taken to Jamestown Virginia.
Virgina House of Burgesses formed.
In 1619, the London Company allowed settlers to have a house of represenitives. It was founded in Jamestown.
Puritian Migration to Massachusetts.
The Puritans in England decided to come to America for a new start. They discovered Plymouth, MA in 1620.
Puritans migrated to Massachusetts.
Calvert found Maryland
In 1634, Calvert found Maryland as a way to escape persecution as a Catholic.
Pequot Indian War
1635-1637, this war virtually annihilated the Pequot Tribe. It started 4 decades of uneasy peace between the Indians and Puritians.
Anne Hutchinson's Conviction
Hutchinson was convicted of heresy and banned from the Puritians.
Fundeamental Orders of Connecticut
It was the settler's type of constitution. It established order in the colony.
English Civil War
1642-1648. Armed conflict between royalists and parliaments. Theparliaments won and King Charles was excuted
A man who came from a noble family who was attracted to the Quaker faith. Established an asylum for the quaker’s using land that the King had given him. Died on July 30.th 1718
In 1676, Bacon led a thousand Virginians into a revolt. He was 29 years old.
First Navigation Act
The Navigation Act sought to stitch England's overseas possessions more rightly and throttled American trade with non-British countries.
English take the New Netherlands
In 1664, The English took over the Swedish's land (which is modern day New York).
King Phillip's War
(1675-1676) The Natives and English went to war. It affected the growth in the colony.
Bacon's rebellion was an armed rebellion that was led by 29 Nathaniel Bacon. The Virginia settlers went againsted William Berkely.
In 1682, William Penn had been given land by the King of England. He set up rules so that they and the Indians can live peacefully.
Roger Williams was a young man with radical ideas. He challenged the Bay Colony and was banished. With help from the Native Americans he fled to Rhode Island.
English Glorious Revolution and Bill of Right
1688-1689 there was a revolution that dealt with no blood.
In the year 1691, Massachusetts became a royal colony.
Queen Anne's War
Queen Anne fought with the French for the New World. After 11 years she won.
England, Wales, and Scotland unite into the UK
In 1707, England, Wales, and Scotland entered a treaty and joined the UK
King George the First
King George, born in Germany, reigned from 1714-1727. George the First fought against the French and was supported by the Whigs.
George II's Reign
George the second reign lasted from 1727-1760
Oglethorpe found Georgia. He was given a charter by King George the 2. The state was named after him.
First Great Awakening
The Christians came and evangelized to the people in the 13 colonies. (1734-41).
John Peter Zenger Trial
Zenger was a German reporter who was tried with libel in America. He became the symbol of Freedom of the press.
More than fifty black from the Stono River area tried to march for freedom to Spanish Florida but was stopped by the militia. This is caused the execution of twenty one african smericans over a slow fire.
King George's War
England and France, who were supposedly at peace, went to war together again. England won once again after a lurid war.
Seven of the thirteen colonies joined together and decided to rebel against Britain. They had a slogan "join or die".
Salem Witch Trials
A witch hunt happened in the town of Salem. Over 200 people were accused of witchcraft and 20 were excuted.