Civil War

  • Foundation of Jamestown

  • First African Americans come to America

  • Foundation of Plymouth Colony

  • Foundation of Mass. Bay Colony

  • Indentured Servants live out their contracts

    First time indentured servants live out their contracts
  • Civil War Begins

  • Civil War Ends

  • Period: to


    Laborers that contract with owners on a piece of land and farm it on for proceeds
    got behind on payments and lived with a forever increasing debt
  • Beginning of Textile Mills

    South first starts to consider industtry rather than agriculture as an economic opportunity
    Henry W Grady says bring the mills to the cotton