Roanoke was the first English colony established in the New World. It was the place where the first English child was born in America. It ended a short few years later, without knowledge of why.
Jamestown was the first successful colony formed by England. It lost the vast majority of its original settlers due to starvation, Native Americans, and many other forms of death. The settlement eventually became successful through producing tobacco.
The Mayflower Compact is Signed
The Mayflower Compact not only helped to make order in a lawless new land, it also paved they way for many other important documents such as the U. S. constitution.
Slavery Becomes Legal in the Colonies
What began as indentured servents, soon enough became slavery. This new law was not used for long by some colonies, such as Rhode Island, whom abalished it and made it illegal in 1652.
King Philip's War Erupts
War starts between colonists and the the Native Americans becaue of the colonists expanding their territories.
Salem Witchcraft Begins
The Salem Witch Trials begins when paranoia swept through a village of colonists in Massachusetts. They began to accuse people of witchcraft. Over the coarse of a few months, 20 people were for the most part hung to death.
The First Newspaper in America is Published
The Boston-Newsletter was published, this was a big first step in establishing lititure in the colonies.
The Birth of George Washington
George Washington was not only the first president of the United States of America, he also served as a General in the army when the colonies were still ruled by England.
The First Hospital is Formed
The first general hospital in America is formed in Philadelphia. This is a big first step in the health of future doctors, nurses, and the curing and preventing of healing.
The French and Indian War Begins
The French and British got into a very large disspute over who owned the Ohio River Valley area. The war lasted for 7 years and is known in other countries as the Seven Year War.