The Thirteen Colonies 1587-1755

  • Period: to


  • Roanoke

    Roanoke was the first attempt from England to colonize in the new world. Sir Walter Raleigh was given a charter from Queen Elizabeth to create the colony.The attempt didn't go so well, and the colony strangely disapeared and no one knows how.
  • Jamestown

    Jamestown was the first successful attempt for England to colonize in The New World. A charter was given by King James 1 to the Virginia Company of London to establish a settlement. The people of Jamestown were not prepared for all their hardships, and they were about to give up until John Rolf helped Jamestown pay off their debts with his tobacco plants
  • Plymouth

    Plymouth was the second successful attempt for England to create settlements in the New World. The Pilgrims/Separatists/Puritans were tired of the religious control in England so they made a settlement in the New World for religious freedom as well as money. King James 1st gave the charter to the Pilgrims/Puritans/Separatists to make the settlement.
  • Maryland

    Lord Baltimore wanted to make a place for his fellow Catholics. King Charles 1st gave him land above Virginia for his Catholic Sanctuary. It was named Maryland after the queen, Henrietta Maria, or the Virgin Mary.
  • Rhode Island and Providence Plantations

    Rhode Island and Providence Plantations
    Rodger Williams was kicked out of Connecticut due to his ideas and he and some followers created the settlement Providence which was later part of Rhode Island and Providence Plantations.
  • Hartford and Connecticut

    Hartford and Connecticut
    Tom Hooker was unhappy with the way that John Winthrop was running the Massachuesetts colony, so he and his followers decided to make the settlement of Hartford in 1636, which later became part of the Connecticut colony.
  • Settling in the Carolinas

    Settling in the Carolinas
    King Charles 2 created a proprietary colony south of Virginia called Carolina. In 1670, settlers began arriving in Carolina and in 1680, a city was founded there called Charles Town, which was later renamed Charleston.
  • England attacks New Netherland

    England attacks New Netherland
    The Dutch people set up settlements in the New World. One of these settlements, called New Netherland, had a excellent harbor and was a large center of trade. England sent a fleet to take over New Netherland and the governor of New Netherland, Peter Stuyvesant surrendered.
  • New England goes to war with Wampanoag Indians

    New England goes to war with Wampanoag Indians
    New England went to war with the Wampanoag Indians and their allies because the chief, Metacomet wanted to stop the settlers from moving into native american lands. The war ended in defeat for the Wampanoag and their allies.
  • Pennsylvainia

    William Penn's father gave King Charles a great amount of money and to pay off the loan, William Penn aquired land from King Charles and called it Pennsylvainia.