Colonial time line

  • Roanoke

    Roanoke was first founded in 1585 by Sir Walter. Out of no where they disappeared and no one knew what happened. Five Years later it was founded/visited by some random ship.
  • Jamestown

    Jamestown is important to history because it was the first permanent place in North America for England.
  • House of Burgesses

    House of Burgesses
    The House of Burgesses was able to grant supplies and originated laws to the representatives in Virginia. It was established in 1619 by Gov. George Yeardley.
  • Mayflower/ Plymouth/Mayflower Comoact

    Mayflower/ Plymouth/Mayflower Comoact
    This compact crated laws for the Pilgrims on the Mayflower and the non-pilgrims. This was also the first governing document for the Plymouth Colony.
  • Massachusetts Bay Colony

    Massachusetts Bay Colony
    This was know for the largest settlement in New England. The puritans wanted to settle there because they thought that was God's wishes.
  • The Great Migration-Puritans

    The Great Migration-Puritans
    The Great Migration is refer to when the period of the English Puritans to the New England colonies. This was lead by Winthrop starting 1620.
  • Maryland

    The Pelo- Indians were the first to settle there 1,000 years before the English. The English found Maryland a good place for their religion. After the death of Calvert it was granted to his son. It was official that Maryland became a colony in 1632.
  • Connecticut

    Connecticut became a colony on March 3, 1636. It was first colonized by the Puritans from Massachusetts and England. Then it was established by the Dutch when they put up the first trading post in 1636.
  • Maryland Toleration Act

    Maryland Toleration Act
    This act was also called the Concerning Religion. This act was caused to give protection to Catholics. This was also to represent for the English government.
  • Carolina

    This was a reward to Charles the 2 in 1663. Years after that the colony split into two colonies. North Carolina was established as a colony in 1728. Five Years later, South Carolina became a colony. This happened because they became a distinct colony.
  • New York

    New York
    The English took New Netherland form the Dutch. The reason why this happened because Charles the second promised it to his brother. So they took it over and renamed it to New York.
  • Bacon's Rebellion

    Bacon's Rebellion
    This was held by Virginia settlers and led by Nathaniel Bacon. They went up against Colonial Governor William Berkeley. This happened Berkeley Did not agree with Bacon's request about the Native American Indians. It ended on January of 1677.
  • Pennsylvania

    When it became a colony it was known as the Royal Colony. William Penn was the first to colonize Pennsylvania. He did this to make it a place for religion for the Quakers.
  • Salem witch trials

    Salem witch trials
    A series of investigations and persecutions. People where getting hanged for some reason. These trials ended in May, 1693.
  • Great Awakening/ Enlightenment

    Great Awakening/ Enlightenment
    Both of these had different impact on the colonies. While one maintain religiosity (great awakening). When the other one gave power for 2 different observation.
  • French-Indian War

    French-Indian War
    This war took seven years. Colonial George Washington decided to do a surprise attack on them. That was one reasons why this war happened. Another one was because they wanted to be able to control their land.
  • Albany Plan

    Albany Plan
    This plan was to was rejected by the British and the American colonies. This was going to make a government for the thirteen colonies. The one who came up with this plan was Benjamin Franklin.
  • Proclamation of 1763

    Proclamation of 1763
    This Proclamation didn't allow Anglo-American on their land because they didn't want them to settle on their land. This also was a British-produced boundary to help prevent them from settling on the land.
  • Salutary Neglect

    Salutary Neglect
    This was a unofficial British policy that decreeing rules and laws that were not informed for the American colonies and trade.
  • Rhode Island

    Rhode Island
    Rode Island was established in 1663 for religious freedom. This was also the first white permanent settlement. Rhode Island was one of the important colonies because it was the first to reset British rule.