Colonial America

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    Establishment of the 13 British Colonies on the Atlantic Coast of North America

  • Jamestown, VA, settled

    King James I of England charters the Virginia Company as the first permanent English settlement in America. The Virginia Company was a joint stock company that intented to grow, using indentured servants and slave labor, and sell tobacco to the Old World.
  • Pilgrims land at Plymouth, MA

    Separatist Puritans, fleeing religious persecution in England, land north of their intended destination, Jamestown, at Plymouth in Massachusetts.
  • Mass Bay Colony Chartered

    English Puritans recieve a recieve a royal charter to settle in what is now Boston, MA.
  • Chesapeake Colonies Divided

    King Charles divides the Virginia Colony into Virginia and Maryland and turns them into proprietary colonys to organize control under himself.
  • Rhode Island granted a royal charter

    Roger Williams combines his settlement, Providence, and that of Anne Hutchinson, Portsmouth, into Rhode Island, a colony that supported religious freedom for all.
  • Carolina Colony Formed

    Charles II establishes this proprietership that would become a major tabacco growing region.
  • New York Established

    The Duke of York takes New Amsterdam and other Dutch settlements by force and founds the colony of New York.
  • Colony of Connecticut Established

    The colonies of New Haven and Hartford join and gain a royal charted to create Connecticut.
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    King Phillip's War

    First major conflict between European settlers and Native Americans over land settlement ends in an English victory and thousands dead on both sides.
  • New Hampshire etablished

    New Hampshire separated from the Mass Bay Colony and made its own colony by King Charles II.
  • Pennsylvania Founded

    William Penn, having been granted a large piece of land by the King, started a Quaker settlement that promoted freedom of worship for anyone.
  • New Jersey Established

    West New Jersey and East New Jersey propieterships combined into one royal colony.
  • Delaware Founded

    William Penn grants three lower counties of Pennsylvania their own assembly, although they never got their own governor.
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    The First Great Awakening

    A major religious movement through the colonies that promoted passionate religious expression and deep penitence for sins. Led by Jonathan Edwards and George Whitfield.
  • Georgia Founded

    Georgia was founded as a penal colony for debtors and to serve as a buffer between Spanish Florida and the prosperous colonies of the Carolinas and Virginia.
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    French Indian War

    Major colonial war between the Colonists and the British and a union of the French and Native Americans over land. Ended in a British victory and unchallenged British supremacy in North America. The cost of the war, and the differing views on colonist efforts in the war, led to rising tensions between Britain and the Colonies.
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    Wave of Taxes and Regulations by British

    Starting with the Proclamation of 1763, and followed by the Sugar Act, Quartering Act, Stamp Act, Declaratory Act, and the Townshend Acts, during this period Britain began to exercise their control over the colonies far more and to try to raise revenues from the colonies to pay for the French Indian War.
  • Boston Massacre

  • Boston Tea Party

  • Coercive Acts passed by British Parliament

    Parliament passes a series of laws to punish the colonists for their dissidence. It brought the tensions between the colonists and the British to new heights.