Colonial America

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  • Jamestown was Established

    Jamestown was Established
    Jamestown was the first permanent British settlement in colonial America. King James 1 granted a charter to a group of investors (called the Virginia Company). 104 settlers sailed from London with instructions to build a secure settlement, find gold, and find a suitable water route to the Pacific Ocean.
  • Introduction of Slavery and Establishment of the House of Burgesses

    Introduction of Slavery and Establishment of the House of Burgesses
    The first 19 African Slaves to reach the English colonies arrived in Jamestown, Virginia. They were brought by dutch traders.
    Governor George Yeardley recognized the need of a legislative assembly. This assembly became the House of Burgesses.
  • Establishment of Plymouth Colony and Arrival of Mayflower

    Establishment of Plymouth Colony and Arrival of Mayflower
    Plymouth, Massachusetts was established by English Separatist Puritans. They left England to seek religious freedom, and to find a better life. Massasoit, the leader of the wampanoag tribe welcomed the English.
    Before leaving the ship the Mayflower compact was signed. It was a set of self-governing rules.
  • 3rd colony of Colonial America

    3rd colony of Colonial America
    Massachusetts was established by John Winthrop. Massachusetts was settled in 1630 by a group of about 1,000 Puritan refugees from England under the guidance of Governor John Winthrop and Deputy Governor Thomas Dudley.
  • The Pequot War

    The Pequot War
    The Pequot War was fought in 1636–37 by the Pequot people against English settlers from the Massachusetts Bay, Connecticut, and Saybrook colonies and their Native American allies. The Pequots were defeated and they were forced to sign the Treaty of Hartford. The Pequot Nation became virtually nonexistent.
  • Indian Slavery

    Indian Slavery
    Massachusetts Bay colonists sold hundreds of North American Indians into slavery in the West Indies.
  • Estimated population....

    Estimated population....
    Colonial population is estimated at 50,400.
  • English Seize New Amsterdam

    English Seize New Amsterdam
    The English take New Amsterdam from the Dutch and rename it New York. It was called New York to honor the Duke of York. He later became King James II of England and James VII of Scotland.
  • Bacon's Rebellion

    Bacon's Rebellion
    Supposedly Started over a pig. In the summer of 1675, a group of Doeg Indians visited Thomas Mathew on his plantation in northern Virginia to collect a debt that he owed them. When Mathew refused to pay, they took some of his pigs to settle the debt. This “theft” sparked a series of raids and counterraids. The biggest effect of Bacon's Rebellion was that labor in Virginia and neighboring Colonies turned away from using indentured servants
  • The Glorious Revolution

    The Glorious Revolution
    The Glorious Revolution was when William of Orange took the English throne from James II in 1688. The event brought a permanent realignment of power within the English constitution. No blood was spilled whatsover.It is also called the Bloodless Revolution.
  • Year 1700

    Year 1700
    Massachusetts, who had banned Catholic priests first in 1647, passed another law requiring all Roman Catholic priests to leave the colony within three months or be arrested. Boston is the largest city in the American colonies and the overall population of the colonies numbers around 275,000.