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The New World

  • Sep 10, 1492

    Christopher Columbus Arrives in America

    Christopher Columbus sailed on 3 ships; the nina, pinta, and santa maria. He opened the door for spanish exploration.
  • Thomas Harriot Publishes his book

    Thomas Harriot published a book called "A Brief and True Report of the New England Land of Virginia". It wrote about the areas natural resources and potential to be a colony. It also described the natives. The book gave thousands of English readers a view of what the colonies were like.
  • The Puritans Leave England

    The Puritans were Protestants who wanted to purify the Church of England. Their ideas were unwelcome, so many left for America to escape religious prosecution.
  • Phillis Wheatley Writes about Slavery

    Phillis Wheatley was a black women who was also a slave. She wrote poem's and letters about equal rights between black and whites. She constantly wrote about freedom and how it was wrong to enslave a fellow human being.
  • - Jamestown Is Created

    In 1607, the first British colony is established in the New World. The new colonists were people who came for religious freedom and money. They had a very difficult time surviving because they spent to much time attempting to find gold instead of trying to survive.
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  • Massachusetts Bay Colony

    One of the original colonies in America. It was an English colonoy that dealt with tons of death and misfortune. They had lots of conflict with the natives.
  • The 1st American Women has a book published.

    Anne Bradstreet wrote a book of poetry called "The Tenth Muse Lately Sprung Up in Amerca". The poems explained how women were treated in the male dominated Puritan society.
  • Salem Witchcraft Trials

    One night in Salem Massachusetts, the reverends daughter started to have convulsions. The doctors only explanation was that it was witchcraft. The girl eventually pointed her finger at 3 women. All 3 were executed and it started an era where over 200 people were tried for witchcraft, and 20 were executed.
  • The Enlightenment

    The enlightenment began sometime in the 1700s and it was a bunch of thinking going around Europe. they believed that the people should have a large say in the government. These ideas eventually spread to the colonies.
  • The Great Awakening Begins

    The great awakening was a period where people became ecstatic about religion. Preachers like Jonathan Edwards preached to people about rededicating themselves to the original Puritan ideas. It united the colonists.
  • French and Indian War Begins

    The French became allies with a few indian triabes in hopes of driving the British out of North America. After losing many battles, the British sent new leaders to the New World. They allied with the Iroquois indians. After a long war, the British owned everything east of the Missippi river.
  • 2nd Virginia Convention

    A political meeting where Patrick Henry said his famous words "Give me liverty, or give me death!" he was influenced by the American Enlightenment.
  • Revolutionary War

    This was the war between the colonists and the British. The colonists were fighting for independence because they felt like they were being unruled unfairly by Britain.
  • The Constitution was Approved

    Benjamin Franklin, Alexander Hamilton, and George Washington were only a few on the men that created one of our countries most important writings. It was a guide line for all the rules and rights citizens have.
  • The Declaration of Independence

    This was a writing that stated the colonists independence from Britain. It was written by Benjamin Franklin, Thomas Jefferson, and many other great writers.