Growth of the 13 Colonies (Hallie Dezio)

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    Growth of the 13 Colonies

  • England, France, and the Netherlands

    England, France, and the Netherlands
    England,France,and the netherlands colonized North America.New Amsterdam (Netherlands) was blessed with a good seaport they became the center of shipping to and from the Americas.England wanted to aqquire this valuable Dutch colony.
  • England and Spain War

    England and Spain War
    War between England and Spain continued.The defeat of the armada marked the end of the Spanish control of the seas.
  • Joint-Stock company

     Joint-Stock company
    Company in which investors buy stock in the in the company in return for a share of its future profits.The Joint-Stock company sent 144 settlers in three ships to build a new colony in North America.
  • The start of Jamestown

    The start of Jamestown
    English colonists began work on a settlement near the James River. They built a triangular fort with upright logs.The fort was near water deep enough for ships to anchor.
  • Henry Hudson

    Henry Hudson
    Hudson was and English explorer he discovered the half moon.Henry Hudson reached New York Bay and explored the river that is now known by his name.
  • 1st House of Burgesses

    1st House  of Burgesses
    Jamestown colonists held their first House of Burgesses meeting to create laws.The burgesses were representitives of the colony's towns,they could also make local laws.
  • Virginia Company

    Virginia Company
    Some Separatists in the Netherlands made an arrangement with the Virginia Company. The Sparatists could settle in Virginia and practice their religion freely.In return they would give the company a share of any profits they made
  • Puritans

    In 1629 a group of Puritans formed the Massachusetts Bay Company. They received a royal charter to establish a colony north of Plymouth. This was the Puritans' chance to create a new society in America, a society based on the Bible
  • John Winthrop

    John Winthrop
    John Winthrop, governor of the Massachusetts Bay Company, sails from England with 700 settlers.John Winthrop selected Boston for the Massachusetts settlement.Winthrop arrived in Massachusetts, and began a journal that was eventually pulished,"The History Of New England."
  • Roger Williams

    Roger Williams
    Good land drew colonists to Conneticut, but Rhode Island was settled by a minister named Roger Williams. Williams was forced out of Massachustts.
  • A Civil War began

    A Civil War began
    In 1642 a civil war began. Led by Oliver Cromwell, a Puritan, the Parlimentary forces defeated the king. Many Puritans from New England returned to England to join in this struggle.
  • Act of Toleration

    Act of Toleration
    To protect the Catholics, the Act of Toleration was passed in 1649. The act granted Protestents and Catholics the right to worship freely.
  • New Francce

    New Francce
    New France became a royal colony.King Louis XIV limited the privleges of the fur companies. He appointed a royal governor who supported new explorations.
  • Peter Stuyvesent

    Peter Stuyvesent
    Peter Stuyvesent, the governor of New Amsterdam, surrendered the Dutch Colony.Peter at first refused to surrender, citizens persuaded governor Stuyvesent not to open fire on the British.Peter reluctantly surrendered on September 8. The colony became New York.
  • The Unprepared Attack

    The Unprepared Attack
    In 1664 the English sent a fleet to attack New Amsterdam. Peter Stuyvesent was governor of the colony. He was unprepared for a battle and surrendered
  • Frenchman

    Two frenchman a fur trader, Louis Joliet, and a priest, Jaques Marquette explored the Mississippi river. They were also looking fro a water passage to the Pacific Ocean.
  • New England went to War

    New England went to War
    In 1675 New England went to war against the Wampanoag people and their allies. Metacomet, the Wampanoag cheif, was known to sttler as King Phillp.King Phillip wanted to stop the settlers from moving onto Native American lands.
  • William Penn

    William Penn
    In 1681, William Penn, a wealthy English Quaker, received land as payment for a debt that King Charles II owed to Penn's father. The king gave Penn a tract of land in America stretching inland from Delaware River.
  • English Bill of Rights

    English Bill of Rights
    William and Mary signed an English Bill of Rights in 1689 quranteeing cartain basic rights to all citizens. This document became an important part of heritage of English law that the American colonists shared.
  • Population

    The population of African Americans increased at a fast rast.The number of people living in the colonies rose from 250,000 in 1700 to about 2.5 million.