Colonial America

  • Period: 1300 to

    Salem witch trials

    The Salem witch trials were events from the 1300s-1600s where in Europe, there was witch hysteria where if a person was suspected a witch they would be submerged in water. If they float to the top, they would be classified as a witch. However though, if a person would sink like a rock, they would be classified innocent.
  • Disappearance of Roanoke Colonists

    Disappearance of Roanoke Colonists
    Colonial Roanoke was formed by Sir Walter Raleigh for the first ever permanent English village in America. Roanoke became what is called the Lost Colony due to the unknown fate of many of its citizens. As of this day, we do not know what happened to Roanoke's missing colonists.
  • Jamestown

    Jamestown successfully became the first permanent English town in America. It was built on the northeast riverbank of the James River; southwest of the middle of modern Williamsburg. It was also called James Fort.
  • House of Burgesses

    House of Burgesses
    The House of Burgesses was a governing body that later became a bicameral institution. When Virginia became independent from the Kingdom of Great Britain at the Fifth Virginia Convention, the House of Burgesses became the House of Delegates, and Colonial Virginia became the Commonwealth of Virginia.
  • Mayflower Compact

    Mayflower Compact
    The Mayflower Compact was some rules for governance while travelling on the Mayflower. All riders agreed to this set of rules. When they set out, they intended to lay anchor in northern Virginia.
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    Great Migration

    King James VI and King James I made some efforts to reconcile Puritan clergy that was alienated by no change in the Church of England. Puritans went into Calvinism with opposition to make a ritual on preaching, a growing sabbatarianism. They opposed church practices that resembled Roman Catholic.
  • Rhode Island

    Rhode Island
    The English land was first home to Narragansett Indigenous Peoples, which led to the name for the modern town of Narragansett, Rhode Island. Settlement of the Europeans with a trading post at Sowams, which is now Warren, Rhode Island.
  • Massachusetts Bay Colony

    Massachusetts Bay Colony
    Massachusetts Bay Colony was created by the owners of Massachusetts Bay Company with investors from the failed Dorchester Company, it lived a short settlement. It was a Puritan colony. It was the first slave holding colony in New England. Its governors were elected by freemen. It showed little tolerance for other religions.
  • Maryland

    Maryland was an English colony and then later a British colony that was from 1632 until 1776 when it had joined the other colonies in rebellion against Great Britain. It began as a proprietary colony of the English lord Baltimore that had wished to create a haven for the English Catholics.
  • Connecticut Colony

    Connecticut Colony
    Connecticut Colony was originally known as Connecticut River Colony or the River Colony, which later became Connecticut. It was made in March 3, 1636 for a settlement of Puritan congregation.
  • Maryland Toleration Act

    Maryland Toleration Act
    The Maryland Toleration Act was the first law in North America making religious tolerance for Christians. It was signed on April 21, 1649, by the Maryland colony assembly, in St. Mary's City in St. Mary's County, Maryland. It created one of the pioneer statutes passed by the governing body of an organized colonial government to guarantee any amount of religious liberty.
  • Carolina

    Province of Carolina was a province of England from 1663–1707 and Great Britain from 1707–1712 that existed in North America and the Caribbean from 1663 until was free and went into North and South on January 24, 1712. Today, it is part of Alabama, Georgia, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, and The Bahamas.
  • New York

    New York
    The Province of New York was a British proprietary colony then became a royal colony on the northeast coast of America. New York declared independence and worked to form the United States.
  • Bacon's Rebellion

    Bacon's Rebellion
    Bacon's Rebellion was a confusing event in Jamestown's history. Historians have become to understand Bacon's Rebellion as a power struggle from 2 leaders. for a fight against tyranny. The main figures in the rebellion were opposites. The figures were Nathaniel Bacon, and Governor Sir William.
  • Pennsylvania

    The Province of Pennsylvania was one of the two main restoration colonies. The proprietary colony's charter remained in ownership of the Penn family until they were let go by the American Revolution, then the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania was founded and had became one of the original 13 states. "The lower counties on Delaware," a separate colony within the province, fell away during the American Revolution as "the Delaware State" and was also one of the original 13 states.
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    Great Awakening/Enlightenment

    The Great Awakening was a revival of religion impacting the English colonies in North America. It was an idea of secular rationalism was being emphasized and religiousness passion was stale. Christian leaders often traveled from town to town, preaching about the gospel and was especially preaching about the salvation of sins.
  • The Albany Plan of Union

    The Albany Plan of Union
    The Albany Plan of Union was to place the British colonies under a centralized government. Though it had failed, it was the first important proposal to bring the colonies together under a single government.
  • The French-Indian War

    The French-Indian War
    The French-Indian War was a theater of the Seven Years War and pitted the North American colonies of the British Empire alongside the French colonies. The French were wildly outnumbered, with the French having 60,000 men and the British having 2 million men.
  • Proclamation of 1763

    Proclamation of 1763
    The 1763 Proclamation was issued by the British when the French-Indian War ended to satisfy the Native Americans with scanning the encroachment on their land. It made a barrier called the Proclamation line separating the British Atlantic colonies from American Indians on the west of the Appalachian Mountains.
  • Salutary Neglect

    In American history, salutary neglect was the policy of the British Crown of avoiding highly enforced enforcement of parliamentary laws, more importantly trade laws, and as long as British colonies remained loyal to the government of, and gave to the economic growth of their parent country, England and then Great Britain after the Acts of Union 1707, in the 18th century.