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The English Colonies

  • Pilgrims left England.

    Pilgrims left England.
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    Colonial America

  • English merchants ask King James I for the right to establish a settlement

  • The first 105 colonists sent by the London company arrived in America.

  • Jamestown was found.

    Jamestown was found.
  • John Smith took control of Jamestown and built a fort around it

  • Dutch founded New Netherland.

  • Dutch ship brought the first Africans to Virginia.

  • Virginia's assembly was the first colonial legislature in North America.

  • Mayflower leaves England.

    Mayflower leaves England.
  • George Calvert asked King Charles І for a charter to establish a colony in America for Catholics.

    In the 1620's (date not specific)
  • Pilgrims landed at Plymouth Rock.

    Pilgrims landed at Plymouth Rock.
  • 41 male passengers signed the Mayflower compact.

    41 male passengers signed the Mayflower compact.
  • Samoset walked into the colonist settlement.

    Samoset walked into the colonist settlement.
  • Colonists killed the Powhatan leader

  • English crown canceled the company’s charter.

  • 1629-1640 The Great Migration took place.

    1629-1640 The Great Migration took place.
  • A fleet of ships carrying Puritan colonist left England.

    A fleet of ships carrying Puritan colonist left England.
  • Charles issued a charter to Calvert’s son.

  • A group of 200 English Catholics came to Maryland.

  • Thomas Hooker left Massachusetts to find Connecticut.

    Thomas Hooker left Massachusetts to find Connecticut.
  • Hooker wrote Fundamental Orders of Connecticut.

    Hooker wrote Fundamental Orders of Connecticut.
  • Protestants began moving to Maryland.

    1640's
  • General Court became a two-house legislature.

  • General Courts of Massachusetts issued an order that a school be founded in every township of 50 families

  • Africans in Virginia were being kept in long slavery.

    the mid 1600's
  • 1650-1696 Parliament passed a series of Navigation Acts.

  • Navigation Act was put into affect.

  • Charles II gave much of the land between Virginia and Spanish Florida.

  • English captured New Amsterdam

  • English Conquest began.

  • Tension arose between New England and Wampanoag.

  • King Philip’s war erupted.

    King Philip’s war erupted.
  • Group of former indentured servants attacked some friendly Indians.

  • King Charles II granted charter to William Penn to begin a colony west of New Jersey.

    King Charles II granted charter to William Penn to begin a colony west of New Jersey.
  • Duke Of York sold Penn a region to the south of Pennsylvania.

  • James II became king of England.

    James II became king of England.
  • James II united the northern colonies under one government.

  • King James passed the English Bill of Rights.

    King James passed the English Bill of Rights.
  • Community conflicts in New England involved witchcraft trials.

    Community conflicts in New England involved witchcraft trials.
  • Massachusetts bay colony expanded to include the Pilgrims Plymouth Rock.

    Massachusetts bay colony expanded to include the Pilgrims Plymouth Rock.
  • William and Mary established Virginia.

  • Enslaved Africans became the main source of labor.

  • Carolina split into North and South Carolina.

    Carolina split into North and South Carolina.
  • Proprietary government was overthrown.

  • The Carolinas became royal colonies.

  • Ministers began holding revivals.

  • 1730's and 1740's The Great Awakening began.

    1730's and 1740's The Great Awakening began.
  • King George II granted a charter to Oglethorpe.

  • Oglethorpe founded the city of Savannah.

  • Officials arrested John Peter Zenger for printing false statements.

  • Molasses Act put into affect.

  • France and Great Britain struggled for control of territory in North America.

  • Georgia became a royal colony.

  • Fighting erupted with the British military.

  • Washington was defeated.

  • Fighting began in Europe, leading up to the Seven Year’s War.

  • Britain received Florida.

  • Pontiac’s Rebellion began.

    Pontiac’s Rebellion began.
  • Britain and France signed the Treaty of Paris.

  • Proclamation of 1763 issued.

    Proclamation of 1763 issued.
  • Parliament passed the Sugar Act, which set duties on molasses and sugar imported to colonist

  • Patrick Henry presented a series of resolutions to Virginia House Of Burgesses.

  • First colonial boycott started in New York.

  • Stamp Act issued.

  • Delegates from nine colonies met in New York.

  • Parliament replaced the Stamp Act.

  • Townshed Act passed.

  • Samuel Adams wrote a letter arguing that the law violated the legal rights of citizens.

  • The Boston Massacre took place.

    The Boston Massacre took place.
  • Tea Act passed by Parliament.

  • The Boston tea party took place.

    The Boston tea party took place.
    A group of colonists boarded the ships and destroyed the tea by throwing it into Boston Harbor.
  • The Coercive Act was passed

  • Delaware seperates from Pennsylvania.