Significant Historical Events from 1600-1700

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  • Journey to the New World

    Journey to the New World
    Three ships, the Susan Constant, the Godspeed, and the Discovery carrying 104 settlers started a months long journey to the New World.
  • Jamestown Settlement

    Jamestown Settlement
    Jamestown becomes the first English settlement, named after King James 1.
  • Marriage Alliance of Pocahontas and John Rolfe

    Marriage Alliance of Pocahontas and John Rolfe
    John Rolfe and Pocahontas are married in Jamestown. The union created peace between the colonists and the Powhatan and introduced the tobacco crop to America.
  • Virginia House of Burgesses

    Virginia House of Burgesses
    The first democratically elected leadership body in early America.
  • Mayflower Compact

    Mayflower Compact
    The first document drafted in the American colonies that established self-government.
  • The Indian Massacre of 1622

    The Indian Massacre of 1622
    The Powhatan Indian attack on the settlement of Jamestown that resulted in the deaths of 347 settlers.
  • Virginia Slave Laws

    Virginia Slave Laws
    Law of hereditary slavery enacted in Virginia stating that children born to an enslaved woman would inherit her slave status.
  • Bacon's Rebellion

    Nathaniel Bacon's revolt against Governor Berkley that led to the burning of Jamestown.
  • First Paper Currency

    Massachusetts issues first paper currency.
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    Thirty Years' War

    A religious war between Protestants and Catholics in Central Europe.
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    Bloodless Revolution

    Mary II and her husband William III depose May's father, James II, as king and assume the throne.
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    Salem Witch Trials

    Early Massachusetts trial of more than 200 people accused of being witches.