First Colony:roanoke"The Lost Colony"
All kinds of drama about canabalism and stuff but they most likely starved to death.
Salutatory Neglect-Britian doesn't have time to tax (or care about) colonies
-Ends because of French of Indian War Debt
-Leads to a bunch of taxes (See timeline #2)
-"The beginning of the end"
Jamestown Founded-Virginia Stock Compamy settles it
-Saved from hunger because farmed tobacco--the first cash crop
Slave trade begins in USMainly to Harvest tobacco
Mayflower Compact-Rules and stuff written on boat by the soon-to-be-colonists
-Only the males sign it (But that's to be expected)
-Mayflower settles to create the Plimouth Colony, Later becomes the Massachussets Bay Colony
-seta up basic government plan
-"Government should derive their power from the desires of the governed, Not God" (THIS IS A BIG DEAL)
Harvard is established-College in Mass.
-Supposed to teach people to become clergymen
-Education=important to be able to read bible
King Phillip's War-King Phillip= Colonist name for indian cheif Metacomet
-New England V Native Americans for land
-Many attacks in MA.
-War ends when Metacomet Dies
Bacon's Rebellion-Nathaniel Bacon, a wealtung planter, and other westerners were against the colonial government
-The westerners resented Governor Berkeley's pledge to stay out of Native American territory
-Bacon led the angry westerners in attacks on Natives' villages.
-showed weakness in Royal appointed governor style government
-Compare to Whisky & Shay rebellion
Salem Witch Trial-Girls claim to be bewitched,
English Bill of Rights SignedThe English Bill of Rights was signed. This states that we have rights to protect freedoms of religion, speech, a free press, free assembly, and free association
Georgia is founded-the last of 13 coloniesNot much to say about this
1st Great Awakening-George Whitefield helped spread a religious revival.
-helped spread Chrisitianity,
-Focus o your soul