U.S. History Timeline

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    Roanoke- the lost settlement

    John White returned to Roanoke in 1590, five years after the colony was established. Only to find the entire colony vanished.... only the words "CRO" "CROWATOAN" carved into a tree where the settlement once was..... credit- notes
  • Jamestown

    Jamestown
    The London Company, along with 100 provisioned men arrive in America and name their new settlement "Jamestown" after their King James, though they had no idea what struggles lied ahead... credit- notes
  • Jamestown- Starving Times

    Jamestown- Starving Times
    The people of Jamestown for some reason, despite their pursuit for gold, felt no need to build good shelters and harvest crops. The winter was harsh, even more so for the settlers due to their poor preparation effort. (many of them died that winter) credit- notes
  • House of Burgesses

    House of Burgesses
    The House of Burgesses was established in Jamestown in 1619 by Gov. George Yeardley to act as the first elective governing body in the new world. credit- https://www.britannica.com/topic/House-of-Burgesses
  • Mayflower Compact

    Mayflower Compact
    written the same year the ship landed in Plymouth
  • New York

    New York
    Settled by the Dutch, New York was first settled in 1624, but this middle colony wasn’t called such until the British took over in 1664. Before this, the settlement was called New Netherlands, and New York City was previously named Amsterdam. credit- notes
  • Massachusetts Bay Colony

    Massachusetts Bay Colony
  • Maryland

    Maryland
  • Rhode Island

    Rhode Island
  • Connecticut

    Connecticut
    Also known as the River Colony, the Connecticut Colony was founded in 1636 by Thomas Hooker and other puritans. Sadly the English ended up taking control of the colony. credit- https://thehistoryjunkie.com/connecticut-colony-facts/
  • Toleration Act

    Toleration Act
  • Bacon's Rebellion

    Bacon's Rebellion
    Nathaniel Bacon Jr., one of the settlers in Jamestown, lead a rebellion of indentured servants against Native Americans. This rebel force fought the Natives on the Virginia Frontier. credit- https://www.nps.gov/jame/learn/historyculture/bacons-rebellion.htm + notes
  • Pennsylvania

    Pennsylvania
  • Salem Witch Trials

    Salem Witch Trials
    You don’t know mass hysteria ‘til you know what happened in Salem in 1692. This small town in Massachusetts was “possessed by the possessed,” or so they say… Women all throughout the town were accused of things like witchcraft, devil worshiping, and everything in between. Those “guilty” were hung, and those who were found innocent had small numbers. credit- notes
  • The Great Awakening

    The Great Awakening
  • Albany Plan

    Albany Plan
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    French-Indian War

  • Proclamation of 1763

    Proclamation of 1763
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    Great Migration

    During this timespan, many, MANY African Americans were moved from their southern homes to big cities of the north due segregation laws and the restoration of "white supremacy." credit- https://www.history.com/topics/black-history/great-migration#section_3