Colonial America Timeline Project

By Kreshn
  • Roanoke

    The Roanoke colony was an attempt by Sir Walter Raleigh to establish a permanent colony in the Americas. 5 years after it's founding, a ship arrived, and all 117 colonists there were gone. Source:
  • Jamestown Colony

    Jamestown Colony
    The Jamestown colony was England's first attempt at making a settlement in the New World, which was primarily conquered by Spanish since the voyage of Christopher Columbus. Source:
  • House of Burgesses

    House of Burgesses
    The first attempt at a government on American soil; The House of Burgesses was a system of government where there was 2 delegates from each colony and the governor. Source:
  • The Mayflower Compact

    The Mayflower Compact
    The Mayflower Compact was the first form of law used in North America. It was written aboard the Mayflower. Source:
  • Massachusetts Bay Colony

    Massachusetts Bay Colony
    The Massachusetts bay was one of the main English colonies, founded in modern-day Massachusetts. Over 1000 Puritan Refugees moved there. Source:
  • Maryland

    The colony of Maryland was originally a British colony, before joining the other 12 colonies later when rebelling against the British government. Source:
  • Connecticut Colony

    Connecticut Colony
    In 1636, Thomas Hooker and his family lead a group of Puritans out to make a new colony, away from religious persecution. This colony would later become the center of the Modern-Day state Connecticut. Source:
  • Rhode Island

    Rhode Island
    The Colony of Rhode Island was one of the first 13 colonies. It was founded by Roger Williams, and would play a big role later on in history.
  • The Great Puritan Migration

    The Great Puritan Migration
    During this period, many colonists settled in Massachusetts and the surrounding colonies to escape religious persecution trials. source:
  • Maryland Toleration Act

    Maryland Toleration Act
    The Maryland Toleration Act was an act ensuring religious freedom for Christians, and prevented the charge of intolerance towards protestants. Source:
  • New York Colony

    New York Colony
    Originally founded by the Dutch, and taken over by the British, the New York (Originally known as the New Netherlands) Colony played a crucial part in the Revolutionary War.
  • Bacon's Rebellion

    Bacon's Rebellion
    Bacon's Rebellion was an event that took place after many settlers were disgruntled about the governor at the time, Sir William Berkeley, not forcing the Native Americans out of what would then become Virginia. As an act of rebellion, the settlers burned down Jamestown. Source:
  • Pennsylvania

    At this time, the Pennsylvania Colony was officially founded, as King Charles II of England gave a land charter to William Penn.
  • The Salem Witch Trials

    The Salem Witch Trials
    During 1692, over 200 people were accused of practicing witchcraft. 20 were executed in horrific ways. Source:
  • Carolina

    The Carolina Colony was founded by England's King Charles II. The Colony's growth was originally hampered by use of the land for tobacco growth. Source:
  • The Albany Plan

    The Albany Plan
    The Albany Plan was a plan to fuse the governments for all of the 13 British Colonies under 1 central government. This was also known by it's slogan, "Join or Die". Source:
  • The Frence-Indian War

    The Frence-Indian War
    The French-Indian War was a conflict whereas the British Colonists were fighting against the French. Each side had Native American tribes supporting them.
  • Proclamation of 1763

    Proclamation of 1763
    After the Seven-Years war, the Proclamation of 1763 was put into affect, preventing Europeans from encroaching onto Native American territory. Source:
  • Salutary Neglect

    Salutary Neglect
    The Salutary Neglect was a period during the early-to-mid 1800's whereas the British Government allowed the colonies to worry about their own trade balance as long as they stayed loyal. Source: