Thirteen Colonies

  • Virginia Is Founded

  • Massachutes is founded

  • New Hampshire Is Founded

  • The First Puritans Arrive

    Came to practice religious reasons, but didn't want to break away from church of england like Pilgrims. They wanted to make the church more pure, hense the name Puritans. They built a village called Salem, on Massachutes Bay.
  • John Winthrop arrives

    John Winthrop leads 2nd group of puritans to Massachutes colony. Winthrop's group named there settelment Boston, after town in England. Winthrop was elected govenor of the Massachutes bay colony
  • Maryland is founded

  • Disagreements with church and goverment in Massachutes

    Anne Hutchinson and Roger Williams were two people who believed the puritan church should be seperate from the colony's goverment. Puritan's leaders voted to expel Williams from Massachutes. Conneticut is founded.
  • Puritans Founded Harvard College, Now known as Harvard Universety

    First College in English Colonies. Rhode Island is founded.
  • Anne Hutchinson is forced to leave Massachutes

    Both Williams and Hutchinson started settlements that joined to form Rhode Island Colony
  • Deleware is Founded

  • Toleration Act

    Maryland passed the toloration. This act gave religious freedom to all christians.
  • New York and New Jersey is founded

  • King Phillip's War

    Disagreements over land led to war between the colonists and native americans. Metacomet or King Phillip, the leader of the Wampanoag, united many tribes to fight against the colonists. Hundreds of colonists and native americans were killed.
  • Pennsylvania is Founded

    William Penn, an english quaker, got approval to start a colony. He named it Pennsylvania. He also became an owner or propertier of Delaware. Penn wrote The Frame of Goverment of Pennsylvania. It gave people freedom of speech, freedom of religion, and the right of trial by jury.
  • Middle Passage

    Trading ships carrying goods and raw materials also carried enslave people from central and western Africa. Middle Passage-Millions of enslaved Africans were placed on ships and forced to travel across the Atlantic ocean from Africa to the english colonies.
  • North and South Carolina

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

    New religious movement begins. It "awakend", or renewed, many people's intrest in religion. Poor people, women, and enslaved people even started taking part in religious gatherings.
  • Georgia is founded

  • Fort Mose

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