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  • Roanoke

    Roanoke was an attempt by Sir Walter Raleigh to find the first permanent English settlement in North America. It was first founded in 1585, but the colonists disappeared due to unknown circumstances when a ship visited the colony five years later in 1590.
  • The House Of Burgesses

    The House Of Burgesses
    The House of Burgesses was the first legislative and democratic government in America. The House of Burgesses was established in 1619, then became a bicameral institution.
  • The Mayflower compact

    The Mayflower compact
    The Mayflower Compact was signed on November 11th, 1620. The Compact was a written agreement outline rules for the 41 Pilgrims and 61 “strangers” on the Mayflower.
  • Great Migration-Puritan

    Great Migration-Puritan
    In the 1630s around 20,000 Puritans emigrated to America from England to gain the liberty to worship God as they chose. Some went as far as the West Indies, but most settled in New England. This was called the Great Migration.
  • Massachusetts Bay Colony

    Massachusetts Bay Colony
    Settled in 1630 The Massachusetts Bay Colony was one of the original English settlements. Founded by about 1,000 England refugees, it covered much of central New England, including portions of what is now Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts and New Hampshire.
  • Maryland

    Maryland become was established by Cecil Calvert on June 20th, 1632. At the time Europe was anti-chaotic and Maryland was known for being a safe haven for English Catholics.  St. Mary’s City was the first settlement.
  • Rhode Island

    Rhode Island
    Rhode Island became a colony in 1636. It was settled by Roger Williams who got it from the Narragansett tribe.  Roger Williams declared it a place of religious freedoms.  
  • Connecticut

    The English arrived in 1636 when a large group of Puritans from Massachusetts led by Thomas Hooker founded the colony of connecticut. The Puritans came looking for the freedom to practice religion.
  • New York

    New York
    In 1624, the Dutch settled along the Hudson River and the Colony of New Amsterdam on Manhattan Island was established. The English in 1664, renamed it New York once they took control of New Amsterdam.
  • The Maryland Toleration Act

    The Maryland Toleration Act
    The Maryland Toleration Act also called An Act Concerning Religion, was passed in 1649.  It granted freedom of religion for the first time.
  • Bacon's rebellion

    Bacon's rebellion
    Bacon's Rebellion was an armed rebellion held by Virginia settlers that was led by Nathaniel Bacon. The rebellion took place from 1676, against Colonial Governor William Berkeley, after Berkeley refused Nathaniel's request to drive the Native American Indians out of Virginia which ended in 1677.
  • Carolina

    Carolina became a colony on the best date ever, March 24th, 1663, (exactly 348 years before the birth of the fabulous Vanessa Behnke). The Carolina Colony included latitudes of 31° and 36° north and extended west to the South Seas.  It was given to eight Lords Proprietors.
  • Jamestown

    On September 19, 1676, Nathaniel Bacon and his followers burnt down sixteen to eighteen houses, the statehouse and the church. Now in east Virginia Jamestown is home to the first permanent English settlement in North America.
  • Pennsylvania

    Pennsylvania was colonized by English Quaker William Penn in 1681.  It was considered a haven for Quakers, offering settlers religious freedom.
  • The salutary

    The salutary
    In 1689, Edmund Burke created the phrase 'Salutary Neglect' trying to reconcile the divisions between Britain and the American colonies that occurred after the salutary neglect ended in 1763.
  • Salem Witch Trials

    Salem Witch Trials
    Between February 1692 and May 1693, over two-hundred people were accused of being a witch. Nineteen of thirty were found guilty and were hung including two dogs.
  • The Great Awakening/Enlightenment

    The Great Awakening/Enlightenment
    The Great Awakening, which started in the 1730’s and continued through the 1770’s, was when religion and spiritual spread through the English Colonies.  It supported many of the bible based values we hold today.
  • The Albany Plan Of Union

    The Albany Plan Of Union
    On July 10, 1754, representatives from several British North American colonies adopted the Albany Plan. It was a plan to place the British North American colonies under a more centralized government, Benjamin Franklin, then a delegate from Pennsylvania and senior leader, suggested the plan but, it got rejected.
  • FRench-Indian War

    FRench-Indian War
    In 1754, the french and the American Indians could not decide whether the upper Ohio River valley was part of the French or British Empire. So, Lieutenant Colonel George Washington surprise attacked a french party at Jumonville Glen. Eventually the British won the war.
  • Proclamation of 1763

    Proclamation of 1763
    Was issued by Britain after it won the French Indigenous War. The proclamation prevented Americans from settling west of Appalachia. The Colonists outrage over this was the beginning of the crisis that led to the American Revolution.