Colonial Timeline

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  • Jan 1, 1492

    Cristopher Columbus finds America

    Cristopher Columbus finds America
    In 1492 Columbus set sail to where he thought was an western passage to Asia, but he ended up sailing to America.
  • East India Company

    East India Company
    Dutch begain East India Trading Company.
  • Jamestown is founded

    Jamestown is founded
    Jamestown was the second colony in North America, but it was the first permanent one.
  • Pilgrims sign Mayflower Compact

    Pilgrims sign Mayflower Compact
    Pilgrims sign the Mayflower Compact and settle into Plymouth Bay.
  • New Hampshire is founded

    New Hampshire is founded
    founded by John Wheelright, who was banished by Puritans for agreeing with Anne Hutchinson's views.
  • Puritans leave England

    Puritans leave England
    In 1630, a number of Puritans decided to leave England, because King Charles decided to persecute them.
  • Maryland is founded

    Maryland is founded
    Founded by George Calvert. He wanted a colony where Catholics could live safely.
  • Connecticut is founded

    Connecticut is founded
    Led by Thomas Hooker, Connecticut was founded to expand trade and religouse freedom from the Puritans.
  • Rhode Island is founded

    Rhode Island is founded
    Rodger Williams believed the Puritans should split entirely from The Church of England. He founded Rhode Island after he was expeled from Massachusetts.
  • Georgia is founded

    Georgia is founded
    Georgia was founded by James Oglethorpe to halt the Spanish advance into America and to also where debtors could be protected.
  • English take over New Amsterdam

    English take over New Amsterdam
    The English take over New Amsterdam from the Dutch. Once the English took it from them, they named it New York, in honer of the Duke of York.
  • King Philips War

    King Philips War
    King Philip's real name was Metacom, and he was the leader of the Wampanoag. His goal was to stop Puritan expansion, so he started a war with the English. The uprising ended in 1676, the uprising ended with the capture and death of Metacom.
  • Pennsylvania is founded

    Pennsylvania is founded
    William Penn founds the colony of Pennsylvania.
  • English Bill of RIghts

    English Bill of RIghts
    King William and Queen Mary signed the English Bill of RIghts.
  • Salem Witch Trials

    Salem Witch Trials
    In 1692, hysteria about witches swept through Salem, Massachusetts. A special court tried and sentenced dozens of people supposedly convicted of witchcraft.