Colonial Times

  • Jamestown

    In 1607, 13 years before the Pilgrims landed in Massachusetts, a group of 104 English men and boys began a settlement on the banks of Virginia's James River. The community suffered terrible hardships in its early years, but managed to endure, earning the distinction of being America's first permanent English colony.
  • New Netherland Settled by Dutch

    New Netherland Settled by Dutch
    Dutch West India Company territories in North America between 1624 and 1664. Numbering only a few thousand, they settled primarily in the lowlands that became the states of Delaware, New Jersey, and New York. That regional was known as New Netherland.
  • Boston Massacre

    Boston Massacre
    The Boston Massacre was a street fight that occurred on March 5, 1770, between a "patriot" mob, throwing snowballs, stones, and sticks, and a squad of British soldiers. Several colonists were killed.
  • French and Idian War

    French and Idian War
    The French and Indian War, was the beginning of open hostilities between the colonies and Britain, England and France had been building toward a conflict in America since 1689. These efforts resulted in the growth of the colonies from Britain required raw materials including copper, hemp, tar, and turpentine.
  • Stamp act

    Stamp act
    The Stamp Act was passed by the British Parliament on March 22, 1765. The new tax was imposed on all American colonists and required them to pay a tax on every piece of printed paper they used. Ship's papers, legal documents, licenses, newspapers, other publications, and even playing cards were taxed.
  • Boston Tea Party

    Boston Tea Party
    The colonies refused to pay the levies required by the Townsend Acts claiming they had no obligation to pay taxes imposed by a Parliament in which they had no representation. In response, Parliament retracted the taxes with the exception of a duty on tea - a demonstration of Parliament's ability and right to tax the colonies.
  • Declaration of independance

    Declaration of independance
    The Declaration of Independance was written to explain why the colonists wanted to break free from the British. The Natural Rights part of the Declaration of Independance was written to state that "all men are created equal." The List of Griveances was written to state that British had violated the rights for the people. Last but not least, the Dissolving the Bonds was written to state that they should be an independant state.
  • Impact of the Declaration

    Impact of the Declaration
    Congress approved of the Declaration. Every 4th if July is independance day. August 2nd the Declaration was signed. when the Declaration was approved and signed, people saud "all men are created eqaul"
  • Articles of Confederation

    Articles of Confederation
    Whereas the Delegates of the United States of America in Congress assembled did on the fifteenth day of November in the Year of our Lord One Thousand Seven Hundred and Seventy seven, and in the Second Year of the Independence of America, agree to certain articles of Confederation
  • Fighting Moves South

    Fighting Moves South
    The British went to the south in the late 1778's. They marched over there to capture key cities, and take over local population. They marched even North to do the same.
  • Shays Rebelion

    Shays Rebelion
    Daniel Shays was a Revolutionary War soldier. He fought hard for his country. He served in the revolution at Bunker Hill, Ticonderoga, Saratoga and Stony Point where he was promoted to captain
  • The Virginia Plan

    The Virginia Plan
    The Virginia Plan proposed a strong national government that could make and enforce laws, and collect taxes.The people would be governed by two governments - the state and national.
  • Federalist vs. Antifedreralist

    Federalist vs. Antifedreralist
    The separation of powers into three independent branches protected the rights of the people. Each branch represents a different aspect of the people, and because all three branches are equal, no one group can assume control over another.
  • The New Jersey Plan

    The New Jersey Plan
    Three - legislative, executive, and judicial. The legislature appoints people to serve in the executive branch, and the executive branch selects the justices of the Supreme Court.
  • Bill of Rights

    Bill of Rights
    By December 1791 they had set out the 10 amendmesnts and that was pronouced as The Bill Of Rights. These Bill Of Rights let people express who they really were. Without the Bill Of Rights the peoplr didnt have safety over their freedom.