The Thirteen Colonies

  • Virginia is Founded

    Virginia is Founded
  • Massachusetts is Founded

    Massachusetts is Founded
  • New Hampshire is Founded

    New Hampshire is Founded
  • The First Puritans Arrive

    The First Puritans Arrive
    They came for religious reasons. They didn't want to leave the church of England but they wanted to do what they believed in instead of what the King believed in. The Puritans wanted to make the church purer so they called themselves the Puritans. They later built Salem, a village on Massachusetts Bay.
  • John Wintrop Arrives

    John Wintrop Arrives
    In the Summer of 1630, John Wintrop lead the 2nd group of Puritans to Massachusetts Bay Colony. He named his group's settlement Boston after a town in England. John Windthrop was later elected the governor of the Massachusetts Bay Colony.
  • Maryland is Founded

    Maryland is Founded
  • Disagreements with Church and Goverment in Massachusetts

    Disagreements with Church and Goverment in Massachusetts
    Anne Hutchinson and Roger Williams were two people who thought that the Puritan church should be separate from the colony's goverment. Puritan Leaders leaders later voted to expel Williams from Massachusetts.
  • Connecticut is Founded

    Connecticut is Founded
  • Puritans Found Harvard College

    Puritans Found Harvard College
    Harvard College, also known as Harvard University, was the first college in the English Colonies.
  • Rhode Island is Founded

    Rhode Island is Founded
  • Anne Hutchinson is Forced to Leave Massachusetts

    Anne Hutchinson is Forced to Leave Massachusetts
    Both Rodger Williams and Anne Hutchinson started settlements that joined to form the Rhode Island Colony.
  • Delaware is Founded

    Delaware is Founded
  • Toleration Act

    Toleration Act
    Maryland later passed the Toleration Act in 1649 giving religious freedom to all Christians.
  • New York is Founded

    New York is Founded
  • New Jersy is Founded

    New Jersy is Founded
  • King Phillip's War

    King Phillip's War
    Disagreement over land led to a war between the colonists and the Native Americans. Metcomet A.K.A. King Phillip was the leader of the Wampanoag tribe. They united many tribes to fight against the colonist Hundreds of colonists and thousands of Native Americans including Metacomet were killed during that time period.
  • Pennsylvania is Founded

    Pennsylvania is Founded
    An English quaker named William Penn got approval to start a colony. That colony is what is now Pennslyvania. He was later named the owner of Delaware. William Penn also wrote the book The Frame of Goverment of Pennslyvania. The book gave people freedom of speech, freedom of religion, and the right to a trial by jury.
  • Middle Passage

    Middle Passage
    Trading ships often carrying goods and raw materials also carried slaves from Central and Western Africa. Millions of slaves on the ships were forced to travel across the Atlantic Ocean from Afirca to the English Colonies.
  • North and South Carolina

    North and South Carolina
    In 1712, Carolina was split into two colonies, North and South Carolina.
  • Great Awakening

    Great Awakening
    In 1720, new religious movement begins. It "awakened" many people's interest in religion. Poor people, women, and even enslaved people started taking part in their own religious gatherings.
  • Geogia is Founded

    Geogia is Founded
  • Fort Mose

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