Timeline of the 13 Colonies

Timeline created by mtoledo28
In History
  • Virginia

    Virginia was settled by The London Company and was made for making a profit. It is also home to the lost colony, of Roanoke Island.
  • Massachusetts

    Massachusetts was established by William Bedford and John Winthrop and was founded for not believing the ways of the church of England.
  • New York

    New York
    New York was founded by Peter Minuit and the Dutch. It was made for profitable fort. This colony was originally named Amsterdam but the Duke of York renamed it New York.
  • Maryland

    Maryland was settled by Cecil Calvert. Maryland always fought over their boarder, named Mason-Dixon line, with Pennsylvania.
  • Rhode Island

    Rhode Island
    Rhode Island established by Roger Williams and was created for not agreeing that church and government belong together. Williams bought land from Native Americans and let white men of different religions vote.
  • New Hampshire

    New Hampshire
    Ferdinando Georges and John Mason received New Hampshire as a land grant. New Hampshire officially gained independence in 1741.
  • Delaware

    Delaware was founded by Peter Minuit in 1638. It was settled to make money and used for access to the ocean. Delaware was originally owned by the Dutch but then was claimed by many other nations.
  • Pennsylvania

    In order for King Charles II to pay off his debt to William Penn, he gave him land in the new world. This was the first ever planned city in America.
  • Georgia

    Georgia was settled by James Oglethrope and was founded for a safe home for debtors. Altough not a lot of debtors came but instead filled with the poor of Britain.
  • Connecticut

    Connecticut was established by Thomas Hooker and was made for the easier farmering land. This was the first plan of goverment written in the U.S.!