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Growth of the Thirteen Colonies from 1600-1770 (CANTWELL)

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    Growth of the Thirteen Colonies from 1600-1770

  • First House of Burgesses meeting

    First House of Burgesses meeting
    In 1619, the House of Burgesses had it's first meeting. This meeting was held in Jamestown, Virginia, in 1619. The Virginia Company established the House of Burgesses to encourage the English craftsmen to settle in North America.
  • Mayflower Compact Established.

    Mayflower Compact Established.
    The Mayflower Compact was established on November 11th, 1620. The Mayflower Compact was written to establish the Separatists' freedom to practice church of their own accord, instead of Anglican churches. It was the Pilgrims' first governed document.
  • Fundamental Orders of Connecticut

    Fundamental Orders of Connecticut
    In 1639 a group of Puriitans, who disliked the Anglican Church, had sought to establish, which states theat they will have a colony where they were governed with rules and regulations. The other reason was to also establish a legal system for their colony.
  • Act of Toleration

    Act of Toleration
    This was the act of freedom toward religion. This was formed by a group of nonconformists, who disliked religions practiced by the Church of England, or Baptists. The Act of Toleration had been formed in Maryland, so there could be a colony where nonconformists could worship freely.
  • Peter Stuyvesant surrenders Dutch colony to England

    Peter Stuyvesant surrenders Dutch colony to England
    In 1664, Peter Stuyvesant surrendered the Dutch colony to England. The main reason for this was because the New Netherlands had a excellent harbor and good river trade. The people from England wanted to acquire their Dutch colony.
  • William Penn supervises Philadelphia Building

    William Penn supervises Philadelphia Building
    William Penn was the current supervisor of the Philadelphia Building, in 1682. He was supervising because it was the city of "Brotherly Love," and he was a Quaker, and Quakers are people who believe in peace.
  • Charter of Liberties

    Charter of Liberties
    In 1701, the Charter of Liberties allowed the colonists of Pennsylvania to elect legislative representatives. The person who had a big part in the Charter of Liberties was William Penn.
  • Port Royal and Acadia fall to the British

    Port Royal and Acadia fall to the British
    In 1710, Port Royan and Acadia had fallen to the British. Port Royal and Acadia had basically surendered to the British , because Britain's army was too strong.
  • Queen Anne's

    From 1702 to 1713, there had been a war that took place on two of three fronts; Spanish Florida, and the English province of Carloina.
  • King George's War

    In 1774, the war, known as King George's War, had been a part of the War of the Austrian Succession. It was the tird of the four French and Indian wars. It took place primarliy the British provinces of New York.
  • British take French forts a Louisbourgh

    In 1745, the British had taken some of the French forts at Louisbourgh. The British had been able to thake the French forts, because the British had a stronger army.
  • Treaty of Aix-la-Chapelle

    In 1748, the treaty of Aix-la-Chapelle had been formed. This treaty had a major part in one of the wars; the war of the Austrian Succession. This was so inportant, because this treaty helped to end that war.
  • The French and Indian War

    In 1754, the French and Indian war took place. This war lasted about nine years. The war took place in North America, and the battle was between the British and French.
  • British retake Louisbourg

    British retake Louisbourg
    After the Aix-la-Chapelle, the treaty that gave Louisbourg back to France, Britain regainde control. The British were able to regain Louisbourg because their army was poorly supported, and Louisbourg was run by inexpierienced leaders, allowing Britain to regain control at once.