Colonial America Timeline Project

Timeline created by nickalter55
In History
  • Roanoke

    The Roanoke Colony was one of England's first colonies in the America's. The colony was established in 1585 and was abandoned and resettled in 1887. the colonist had troubled adapting to there new environment due to lack of farming and preparation with for the weather, they had already had conflicts with the Indians. The only thing left of the colonist was a word carved in a tree (Croatoan) or they were killed by the Indians.
  • Jamestown

    Jamestown Colony, first permanent English settlement in North America. Located near present day Williamsburg, Virginia. The colony was a private venture, financed and organized by the Virginia company of London. King James I granted a charter to a group of investors for the establishment of the company, Edward Wingfield was the colony's first president, John Smith was a leader to the Jamestown colonist. The Powhatan Indians helped them.
  • Great Migration

    Great Migration
    The puritans migrated to New England during the Great Migration. English migration to Massachusetts consisted of a few hundred pilgrims who went to Plymouth Colony in the 1620s and between 13,000 and 21,000 emigrants who went to the Massachusetts Bay Colony so that they can seek a better life in faith. Led by Puritan lawyer, John Winthrop.
  • Mayflower/Plymouth/Mayflower Compact

    Mayflower/Plymouth/Mayflower Compact
    The Mayflower Compact was a set of rules for self-governance established by the English settlers who traveled to the New World on the Mayflower. Pilgrim leaders wanted to quell the rebellion before it took hold. John Carver was elected to be the governor of the Plymouth colony. Carver had helped secure financing for the Mayflower expedition and served in a leadership role during the voyage to America.
  • Massachusetts Bay Colony

    Massachusetts Bay Colony
    The Massachusetts Bay Colony was one of the original English settlements in present-day Massachusetts, settled in 1630 by a group of about 1,000 Puritan refugees from England under Gov. John Winthrop and Deputy Gov. Thomas Dudley. The colony had obtained from King Charles I a charter empowering the company to trade and colonize. The Puritans intended to set up a society that would accord with that they believed to be God’s wishes.
  • Maryland

    Maryland was created to be a place for english catholics to stay. Lord Baltimore convinced King Charles the first to grant him 100 million acres for persecuted catholics to settle. Due to its location many settlements began around waterways which led to Maryland being a port for tobacco, which was a money maker.
  • Connecticut

    Connecticut a New England colony. Settled by Thomas Hocker. Was the first written Constitution in north America. Was based on land ownership, not religion.
  • Rhode Island

    Rhode Island
    Rhode island a New England colony. Originally founded for fishing the settlement soon focused for religious tolerance. Roger Williams a puritan founded this colony. He was not fond of the Massachusetts colony where religious tolerance was a law.
  • House of Burgesses

    House of Burgesses
    In Virginia, the first outgrowth of the first electing governing body in a British overseas possession. The general assembly was established by George Yeardley in Jamestown on July 30, 1619.
  • Maryland Toleration Act

    Maryland Toleration Act
    This act is essentially for religious tolerance made specifically for trinitarian christians. This began a push towards religious liberty and this act includes the phrase "free exercise" of religion, which made way for the first amendment.
  • Carolina

    Settled by supporters of King Charles the second Carolina started as a small conglomeration of tobacco and rice farms. Slavery was very prominent here as Africans made up most of the population. Charleston served as a very important trading post. Carolina was a Southern colony and became a royal colony separating it into North and South Carolina.
  • New York

    New York
    New York was originally a Dutch trading post. Explored by Henry Hudson for the Dutch, the Dutch called the area the Netherlands and New York city was called New Amsterdam. The trading post expelled for trade under both english and Dutch rules.
  • Bacons Rebellion

    Bacons Rebellion
    The rebellion raised an unauthorized militia. There were theories that Bacon had personal vendetta against Berkeley, and was financed by some people who wanted Berkeley removed from power. Bacon and his men attacked Jamestown this was the first colonial rebellion against royal control. Bacons co-conspirators were hung.
  • Pennsylvania

    Founded by William Penn, established the colony as a holy experiment. The colony became a haven for quakers, men were given 50 acres and the right to vote. The quakers were known as the Society of friends.
  • Salen witch trials

    Salen witch trials
    In the fall of 1692 in Salem Massachusetts 150 people were imprisoned for witchcraft, 7 people died in prison and 19 men and women were found guilty. Witchcraft ended due to public opinion turning against the trials.
  • Great Awakening/Enlightenment

    Great Awakening/Enlightenment
    Johnathon Edwards had a big role in the Great awakening, the religious revival in the British American colonies, he gave many inspirational speeches to the members who were not sure about there faith. The Enlightenment or age of reason was the scientific and logical view of religion.
  • Albany Plan

    Albany Plan
    The Albany Plan of Union was a plan to place the British North American colonies under a more centralized government. On July 10, 1754, representatives from seven of the British North American colonies adopted the plan. Although never carried out, the Albany Plan was the first important proposal to conceive of the colonies as a collective whole united under one government.
  • French-Indian War

    French-Indian War
    The British and French had a dispute because the British wanted to expand there territory into that of the native Americans. The French got mad because they had strong trade ties to the natives, soon a war ensued.
  • Salutary Neglect

    Salutary Neglect
    As long as the colonies were loyal to Britain and its rule. Britain would have very reasonable rules and regulations for stuff to effect of taxes and trade. This led to separation of the two, as the colonies believed that they were not being treated fairly.
  • Proclamation of 1763

    Proclamation of 1763
    The Proclamation of 1763 kept the land of the colonies to the east of the appellation mountains. issued by the British This created a boundary, known as the proclamation line, separating the British colonies on the Atlantic coast from American Indian lands west of the Appalachian Mountains.