Colonial Timeline

  • Aug 1, 1492

    Christopher Columbus

    90 men prepared to make the voyage. Columbus predicted that his ships he built would reach Asia in 21 days.There was no sight of land after a month at sea.The men became tired and spoke of mutiny,but Colubus held firm against the threat.Later on a sailor spotted land.After all that Columbus returned to Spain in January 1493.Colubus's second voyage was in September 1493 and in that voyage Columbus discovered other islands.The third voyage was in 1498 and his fourth voyage was in1502.
  • Jamestown built

    100 men sailed into Chesapeake Bay and builta fort they called Jamestown, It proveto be England's first permanent sttiement in North America.Jamestown did not survive after it's first year. The conditions werwvery bad and it was partly because Jamestown was led poorly.In 1608, John Smith led Jamestown and he made strong rules. One of his most important rule was"he who works not, eats not."
  • 13 colonies

    These are the thirteen colonies in which are from the years 1607 to 1733.Virginia in1607, New Hamshire in 1622, New York in 1664, Maryland in 1634, Connecticut in 1636, Rhode Island in 1636, Delaware in 1638, The Carolinas in1663, New Jersey in1664, Pennsylvania in 1682, North Carolina in 1712, South Carolina in 1719, and Georgia in 1733.
  • Hudson Rivervalley

    The Dutch traders arrived in the Hudson Rivervalley. Also, they bagan a busy trade with Native Americans. The Dutch West India Company decided to establish a permanent colony in what the Dutch called New Netherland and it was because it was profitable.
  • The -Mayflower Compact

    100 Pilgrims sailed for Virginia on the Mayflower Compact.Before going ashore ,41 adult men signed the Mayflower Compact.The first document in which American colonists claimed a right to govern themselveswas the Mayflower Compact.
  • 300 setterlers arrived from the Netherlands

    Most of the settlers settled at Fort Orange. Fort Orange is a fur-trading post that was later renamed Albany.
  • Another group settled at the mouth of Hudson Rivervalley

    Peter Minuit was the colony's governor. He purchased the island from nearby Indians.Colonists named their new home New Amsterdam. Steadily grew the town as new colonist arrived.
  • Puritans leave England

    The Puritans left England to go to North America. John Winthrop led the Puritans. Puritan leaders believed thier way of life would give an example to others.
  • Massachusetts Bay

    Around 20,000 people lived in Massachusetts Bay Colony in 1643. The Massachusetts Bay had an elected assembly, the General Court in mid 1630's.The General Court and the colony's governor were elected each year. Puritans founded their colony so theycould worship as they chose. Non-Puritans did not det the same right from the Puritans.Religious toleration was something the Puritans did not belive in.
  • Maryland was founed

    George Calvert was the founder of Maryland. The colony Maryland ,lay across Chespeake Bay from Virginia.
  • Anne Hutchinson

    Anne Hutchinson was a Boston woman who questioned some of the Puritan teachings. She was put on trial and was expelled from Massachusetts. Anne established a settlement on an island that is now a part of Rhode Island.
  • Georgia was founded

    Georgia was founded for two reasons. One,the English were scared that Spain would expand Florida's colony northward. Second reason was because some wealthy Englishmen who were led by James Oglthorpe wanted a colony where they would be protected from English debtors.
  • King Phillip's War

    King Phillip's War
    King Philip's real name was Metacom and King Philip led the English. He wanted to stop the Puritan's expansion. The war between the English and the Native American's lasted a year and many died. The uprising ended in 1676and it was whenMetacom was captured and killed. At the end of the war the English were free to expand.
  • William Penn wrote

    He wrote Frame of Government for Pennsylvania. It granted the colony an elected assembly. Last, it provided freedom of religion.
  • Salem Witch Trials

    Witches swept through Salem,Massachusetts about hysteria. Court tried to accuse many women and men of witchcrafting.