Technology Project 1600- 1700

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    1600-1700 Timeline for History

  • The French Come to America: Port Royal in Acadia

    The French Come to America: Port Royal in Acadia
    Through the St. Lawrence River the French came to Ameria and established Port Royal which is modern day Nova Scotia under the leadership of Samuel de Champlain. The goal was to trade with whoever lived in America and to have a stopping point on the way to Cape Cod.
  • The English Settle in Jamestown

    The English Settle in Jamestown
    Elizabeth I commission three ships to settle in America: the Susan Constant, the Godspeed, and the Discovery. Peace was kept between the English and the Indians for many years. The land was infertile, and the colonists lived off of the Native Americans for a while. This was the first city in America to own slaves.
  • The Dutch: New Amsterdam

    The Dutch: New Amsterdam
    The Dutch commissioned Englishman Henry Hudson to find the Northwest passage through North America. He failed but found the Hudson River, which lead the Dutch to New York. The Dutch were set on not repeating the mistakes of the Spanish, and they wanted a good relationship with the Native Americans.
  • The First Permanent European Settlement: Santa Fe

    The First Permanent European Settlement: Santa Fe
    The Europeans wished to get away from the dry hostile environment of Mexico City. The true settler of Santa Fe is the conquistador Don Pedro de Peralta, making it the oldest capital city in America.
  • The First Tobacco Crop

    The First Tobacco Crop
    Jamestown was struggling in many ways. They could not find a crop to grow until tobacco. Food was not easily found. They were in debt making them unable to buy any goods. Tobacco was shipped back to England, and single handedly saved Jamestown.
  • The First Thanksgiving

    The First Thanksgiving
    The Thanksgiving celebration was to symbolize peace between the Pilgrams and the Wampanoag tribe. It was held over three days and the Pilgrams would serve the Native Americans to thank them.
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    War between the Spaniards and Tiwas

    In the area of New Mexico, the Spainards sought to conquer the land of the Tiwas. Around 30 Tiwas were burned at the stake and no Spanish deaths.
  • The Portuguese Take Brazil

    The Portuguese Take Brazil
    The Portuguese drove out the French traders that were residing in the land. The main form of monetization in the land was the gold and silver mines, sugar, and slave trade.
  • The Pequot War

    The Pequot War
    The Pequot tribe and Massachusets fought against the Saybrook colonies because of the inabilty to control the trade in the land. The war ended in 1638 with only 200 Pequot Indians left. Both sides agreed on the Treaty of Hartford in the end which divided the territory.
  • The First Printed Book

    The First Printed Book
    The Bay Psalm Book was the first printed book in North America. The British printed this song book for their people.
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    The Navigation Acts

    The Navigations Acts only allowed English citizens to export and import goods to America. British ports were the only ports allowed to ship goods grown in America such as sugar, tobacco, and wool.
  • Slavery

    Slavery was legalized in Connecticut and was recognized by the American colonies. This furthered the spread of slavery from just Jamestown to more English colonies.
  • New Amsterdam to New York

    New Amsterdam to New York
    300 Bristish troops seized New Netherlands from the Dutch. Once the Dutch realized they were outnumbered they simply backed down. This turned the province of New Amsterdam to New York in this peaceful takeover.
  • The Making of Calculus

    The Making of Calculus
    Sir Isaac Newton created the math of change called calculus.
  • The Indian War

    The Indian War
    Also known as King Philips War, the Metacom Indians sought for war against the colonial settlements due to encroachment onto their territory. They were successful until their alliances separated. The war ended on August 12, 1676, with the colonists on top.
  • Bacon's Rebellion

    Bacon's Rebellion
    Nathaniel Bacon lead a rebellion against Virginian Governor William Berkley. The rebellion was fueled by many different reasons. The prices of tobacco had lowered, the markets had been restricted, and the rising prices of English goods were all attributes of the rebellion. After Bacon's death, the rebellion was dropped and Berkley quickly gained control once more.
  • The Introduction to Money

    The Introduction to Money
    In Massachusetts, the first action of creating and using paper money was put in place to pay off King William's War
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    The Salem Witch Hunts

    The Salem witch hunts were spurred on by the preachers of Salem, Massachusetts. They caused the belief that many were witches in the town and must be killed. This resulted in 150 arrested and 19 burned at the stake.