The 13 colonies

  • Virginia is founded

    Virginia is founded
  • Massachusetts is founded

  • New Hampshire is founded

  • The first Puritans arrive

    The first Puritans arrive
    Came to practice religious beliefs, but didn't want to break away from the Church of England like the pilgrims. They wanted to make the church more pure, so they were called the puritans. They built Salem, a village on Massachusetts Bay.
  • (summer) - John Winthrop arrives

    John Winthrop leads 2nd group of puritan to Massachusetts Bay colony. Winthrop's gorup named their settlement Boston, after a town in England. John Winthrop was elected governor of the Massachusetts Bay Colony.
  • Maryland is founded

  • Disagreements with church and government in Massachusetts

    Anne Huchinson and Roger Williams were two people who believed the Puritan church should be seprarate from the colony's government. Puritan leaders voted to expel williams from Massachusetts. Connecticut is founded
  • Puritan founded Harvard college, now known as Harvard University

    First college in the English colonies. Rhode Island is founded
  • Anne Hutchinson is forced to leave Massachusetts

    Both williams and Hutchinson started settlements that joined to form the Rhode Island Colony.
  • Delaware is founded

  • Toleration Act

    Maryland passed the Toleration Act. This act gave religious freedom to all Christians.
  • New York and New Jersey is founded

    New York and New Jersey is founded
  • King Philip's War

    Disagreements over land led to war between the colonists and Native Americans. Metacomet or King Philli, the leader of the Wampanoag, united many tribes to fight against the colonists. Hundreds of the colonists and thousands of Native Americans, including Metacomet were killed.
  • Pennsylvania is founded

    William Penn, an English Quaker, got approval to start a colony. He named it Pennsylvania.\ He also became the owner or proprietor of Delaware. Penn wrote The Frame of Government of pennsylvania. It gave people freedom of speech, freedom of religion, and the right to a trail by jury.
  • Middle Passage

    Trading ships carrying goods and raw materials also carried enslaved people from central and western Africa. Middle passage - Millions of enslaved Africans were placed on ships and fourced to travel across the Atlantic Ocean from Africa to the English conlonies.
  • North and South Carolina

    Carolina was split into two colonies - North and South Carolina.
  • Great Awakening

    New religous movement begins. It "awakened", or renewed, many people's interest in religion. Poor people, women, and enslaved people even started taking part in religous gatherings.
  • Georiga is founded

  • Fort Mose

    Fort Mose
    Fort Mose was the first free African settlement in North America. Some were ser free by their owners; others bought their freedom.