Colonial America

Timeline created by alainahaller
  • Roanoke

    About 115 English settlers arrived on Roanoke island. it was decided that John White would be governor. He sailed to England a lot to get supplies. As he arrived, a naval war broke out. After that was over, he proceeded to go back and found no trace of the colony.
  • Jamestown

    A group of people called the Virginia company founded the first permanent England settlement in the new world on the banks of the James River. Famine and weather brought failure to the colony and caused conflict with the Natives. Supplies came and they came back and were reunited by the marriage of John Rolfe and Pocahontas.
  • House of Burgesses

    House of Burgesses
    The first popularly elected legislature in the new world.
  • Mayflower/Plymouth

    A merchant ship called the mayflower sailed for Plymouth(southern coast of England). they carried about 100 passengers. about 40 of them were "saints" and they helped establish the new church in the new world.
  • Mayflower Compact

    Mayflower Compact
    A written agreement to those settling in Plymouth. it contained new fair and equal laws for the settlement. all the male passengers signed the compact. the compact determined authority for the new land.
  • Massachusetts Bay Colony

    Massachusetts Bay Colony
    One of the original English Colonies and one of the largest. A large group of Puritans began settlement there.
  • Maryland

    King charles I of England gave a charter to George Calvert, and gave him a region east of the Potomac River with the trade of income that came from the land. They named it Maryland. The first settlers, catholics and protestants, arrived in March of 1634.
  • Connecticut

    Connecticut is one of the 13 colonies, and founded by Thomas Hooker. it was inhabited by the puritans.
  • Rhode Island

    Rhode Island
    Rhode Island was founded by Roger Williams, who was banned from the massachusetts colony. in the 19th century Rhode Island was the forefront in the industrial revolution and was big in power-driven textile mills.
  • Maryland Toleration Act

    Maryland Toleration Act
    This was an act concerning Religion. This was created to protect trinitarian christians in the Maryland Colony. A step forward in the struggle of Religious freedom.
  • New York

    New York
    The Dutch settled along the Hudson River. The English took control of the area and renamed it New York.
  • Bacon's Rebellion

    Bacon's Rebellion
    Henrico farmer, Nathaniel Bacon, led a series of expeditions to defend from Indian attacks.
  • Salem witch trials

    Salem witch trials
    began during spring of 1692, began after a group of girls claimed to be possessed by demons and accused of witchcraft. the first convicted witch was hung in june. over the next several months more and more people were accused.
  • Salutary Neglect

    Salutary Neglect
    This is a time when Britain loosened its reigns on the colonies. this made trade easier. The colonies governed themselves since Britain did not really govern them much anymore. This took place in the mid 1700s.
  • Carolina

    South Carolina served support to the Britain west indies. They were big on enslaving the natives, and majority of population came from African Slaves.
    North Carolina had inhabitants of former indentured servants. slavery was far smaller, but did exist. They also had tobacco farms.
  • Albany Plan

    Albany Plan
    The Albany Plan was introduced by Benjamin Franklin. This plan was to have permanent colonies. they wanted to reform the colonial imperial relations, and to better address shared colonial interests. It was rejected by King George II, but was a good first attempt.
  • Proclamation of 1763

    Proclamation of 1763
    At the end of the French and Indian war, the was a proclamation issued for the Native Americans by the British.This was made to conciliate the Indians by checking the encroachment of settlers on their lands. Since the Proclamation, it has been a cornerstone of native american law in America and Canada.
  • Pennsylvania

    Pennsylvania was one of the original 13 colonies. It was classified as a middle colony. Eventually joined colonies against Great Britain and then later became the state of Pennsylvania.
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    The Great Migration

    20,000 English Men, Women, and children went across the Atlantic ocean to settle in New England. They set off in search of religious freedom.
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    The Great awakening/ Enlightenment

    The Great Awakening was a spiritual renewal in the 18th century particularly in New England. This was caused by conflict between political and Religious groups.
    The Enlightenment was the age of reason. Thinkers throughout europe wanted to change humanity through rational change. novels, inventions, laws, wars and revolutions were brought up through this change.
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    French-Indian War

    This war was also known as the seven years war. The French expanded their territory to the Ohio River Valley and upset the British and began conflict with them. 1763 began peace conference, which gave British the territories of Canada from France, and Florida from Spain, opening the Mississippi valley to westward expansion.