(1498) English explorer, John Cabot, sailed along Massachusetts coast
1584 March 25 Queen Elizabeth I of England granted a charter to Sir Walter Raleigh (1554-1618) to search and discover 'remote and heathen lands'
New Settlement for Virginia
1585 Sir Walter Raleigh (1554-1618) led expeditions to both North America and South America in order to found new settlements and find gold. Raleigh sends several shiploads of colonists to the east coast of North America and names Virginia in honour of Elizabeth, the Virgin Queen.
1586 The colonists on Roanoke Island are forced to return to England due to hardships
The city Raleigh
1587 John White ( 1540? - 1606 ) with 150 men, women, and children sent by Sir Walter Raleigh and found the City of Raleigh & establishes a second English colony at Roanoke and becomes Governor
1587 August 18 - Elinor White Dare gave birth to a daughter, Virginia Dare, the first child born of English parents in the New World.
1590 August 15 1590 John White arrives back to Roanoke to find that the settlers have all disappeared. The word "CROATOAN" is found carved into a tree without any crosses or signs of distress. The fate of "The Lost Colony" still remains a mystery
1602 Sir Walter Raleigh sends Samuel Mace of Weymouth on a voyage to Virginia (North Carolina) to explore and search for survivors of the Lost Colony
Sir Walter exploraion
1603 Martin Pring 1580-1646 was given permission by Sir Walter Raleigh for a trading and exploration expedition discovers Cape Cod and explores the islands, rivers, and harbors of New England
Facts about the 13 Colonies
Captain John Smith of Jamestown and the founding of Virginia Colony
Virginia was founded in 1607 by the London Company. Virginia became a Royal Colony in 1624.
Settlement In 1607
(1607) Three ships arrived from England with 104 men and boys; settlers named river James after the king; established Jamestown settlement
(1621) Pilgrims signed treaty with Wampanoag Indians; celebrated first Thanksgiving.
New Hampshire was founded in 1634 by John Wheel Wright. New Hampshire became a Royal colony in 1679.
The founding of Massachsets and its Governer
Massachsetts was founded in 1630 by the Puritans. Massachusetts became a Royal Colony in 1691
Maryland was founded in 1634 by Lord Baltimore.
Connecticut was founded in 1635 by THomas Hooker.
Delaware was founded in 1638 by Peter Minuit and the New Sweden Company.
South Carolina's Facts..
South Carolina was founded in 1663 by Eight Nobles. South Carolina became Royal Charter from Charles II. South Carolina beccame a Royal Colony in 1729.
New Jersey was founded in 1664 by Lord Verkeley and Sir George Carteret. New Jersey became a Royal colony in 1702.
New York was founded in 1664 and founded by Duke of York. New York became a Royal Colony in 1683.
Pennsylvania was founded in 1683 by William Penn.
A ten year gift
1722 Virginia government allows families to live rent-free for ten years on land owned by the state
North Carolina's Birth
North Carolina was founded in 1653 by Virginians. North Carolina became a Royal Colony in 1729
The territory of Georgia was originally included in the Carolina patent granted to Lord Clarendon and his associates, but it was a region wild and unoccupied, except by aboriginal tribes at the time the proprietors surrendered their interest in it to the crown in 1729.
Facts about Georgia
In November 1732 Oglethorpe and the colonists boarded the Anne in Gravesend and after stopping briefly in South Carolina, arrived safely in Georgia.
Facts about Georgia
Georgia was founded in 1734 by James Edward Oglethorpe. Georgia became a Royal Colony in 1752.
Facts about Georgia
In 1736, the king once more returned to Georgia, with a reinforcement of three hundred emigrants. He was accompanied by the celebrated John Wesley, who came on a mission to preach to the colonists, and convert the Indians.
Commander in Chief
In 1740, General Oglethorpe, having been appointed commander-in-chief of the forces of South Carolina and Georgia, projected an expedition against St. Augustine.
The Spaniards in turn invaded Georgia in 1742.
In 1743, Oglethorpe, the founder, friend, and protector of the colony, returned to England, to visit it no more. He left it in a state of tranquility; but it had never flourished.
1775 - 1783 - The American Revolution creates the United States of America. The Revolution was due to the British burden of taxes and total power to legislate any laws governing the American colonies. George Washington led the American victory over Great Britain in the American Revolutionary War (American War of Independence
1778 July 10, 1778 - France declares war against Britain and makes an alliance with the American revolutionary forces
(1820) Massachusetts and Maine separated
(1826) First American railroad built in Quincy
1865 The surrender of Robert E. Lee on April 9 1865 signalled the end of the Confederacy
Important dated for Rhode Island
Rode Island was founded in 1636 a by Roger Williams.
A sad day in Massachusetts
(1963) President John F. Kennedy assassinated
(1966) Edward W. Brooke first black elected to U. S. Senate