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  • 1492

    Columbus 1st Voyage

    This first was the first of several for Christopher Columbus as he discovered the Americas.
  • 1493

    Columbus 2nd Voyage

    Shortly after his first voyage, Christopher Columbus needed to learn more about the natives, thus going on his second trip back to the Americas.
  • 1498

    Columbus 3rd Voyage

    The third time is the charm.
  • 1502

    Columbus 4th Voyage

    This was the final voyage made by Columbus before he died in 1506.
  • Period: 1519 to 1521

    Cortez conquers the Aztecs.

    The fierce natives of the Aztecs were attacked and destroyed by the Spaniards.
  • Period: 1565 to

    Henry Hudson

    Henry Hudson was an English navigator who discovered the Hudson River. He was sent off his ship because his crew went against him.
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    Roanoke Island Colony Fails

    The members of the colonies sent out Sir Walter Raleigh founded the first English settlement in North America in August 1585 but not being able to achieve anything causing them to return to England.
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    John Winthrop

    Winthrop was a lawyer who was one of the key figures in the Massachusetts Bay Colony and founded the New England area.
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    Roger Williams

    The English clergyman was removed from Massachusetts for the questioning of the Puritan religion. He then went on to find Rhode Island.
  • Jamestown, Virginia was founded

    The colony, privately funded by the Virginia Company and led by English mercenary Captain John Smith established the town.
  • First Africans arrive in Virginia

    First Africans arrive in Virginia
    An English Ship known as the "White Lion" delivered the first African slaves in exchange for food and some into captivity.
  • Virginia House of Burgesses Formed

    The Virginia House was create by the General Assembly located in Virginia.
  • Pilgrims found Plymouth, MA

    Pilgrims found Plymouth, MA
    The Plymouth colony was discovered by a group of Puritan Separatists who were then became known to be Pilgrims in the years to come.
  • William Bradford

    He was an English Puritan who was trying to escape his death by riding to the Plymouth Colony on the Mayflower.
  • Puritan migration to Massachusetts

    Freedom of religion was not allowed to other settlers even though the Pilgrims clearly showed that they came to America for that same reason.
  • Calverts found Maryland

    George Calert founded Maryland in 1632, but it was not after his death in 1634 that Cecilius, his son, would officially name Maryland after the wife of King Charles the 1st, Henrietta Maria.
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    Pequot Indian War, Maryland

    The Pequot Indian War in Maryland started between the Pequot tribe and the English. The English wanted to end the trade between the Dutch settlers and the Pequots fur.
  • Anne Hutchinson convicted of heresy

    Anne was one of the most famous of for her feminist beliefs which caused her to be banished and move out to Rhode Island.
  • Fundamental Orders of Connecticut

    The Fundamental Orders was an colonial constitution that established a rule of law for three towns.
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    English Civil War

    The Parliamentarians were going up against the Royalists in the English government.
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    William Penn

    William Penn was the founder of the colony known as Pennsylvania and also a big influencer of the Quakers.
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    Nathaniel Bacon

    He was a colonist in Virginia who was famous for starting the Rebellion of 1676 which had fallen after his death
  • First Navigation Act

    The first act was meant to tighten the government's control over the trade between the New World and the Old World.
  • English conquer New Netherlands

    The English finally made the Dutch settlers in New Netherlands to surrender.
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    King Philip’s (Metacomet) War

    This was the last effort for the Native Americans. They attacked the English to make them stop hurting their people and their lands.
  • Bacon’s Rebellion

    The Bacon’s rebellion was led by Nathaniel Bacon against Governor Berkeley. This was the first fight between the colonies.
  • Pennsylvania Settled

    William Penn was the first man to settle in Pennsylvania thus naming the state after himself.
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    English Glorious Revolution and Bill of Rights

    It was a law passed by Parliament that declared the rights and liberties of the people.
  • Massachusetts becomes a royal colony

    The royal government of England had taken over the Plymouth Colony, the Maine Colony, and the Massachusetts Bay Colony.
  • Salem witch hunts

    Salem witch hunts
    The witch trials had spread all around the colonies, but were prominent in Salem.
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    Queen Anne’s War

    The Queen Anne’s War was the place where the French Indian War was fought.
  • England, Wales, and Scotland unite into the UK

    The United Kingdom came about because of the Acts of Union.
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    George I’s Reign

    King George I was the King of both Great Britian and Ireland.
  • George II's reign

    King George the 2nd ruled over Hanover, which was apart of the Holy Roman Empire at the time.
  • Georgia founded

    The name of the king at the time, George the 2nd, was used for the naming of Georgia. James Edward Oglethorpe, and twenty one other men created the new colony.
  • John Peter Zenger trial

    The John Peter Zenger trial was set because Zenger was testing his freedom of press in America.
  • Stono Rebellion

    The largest uprising of slaves had occured in South Carolina thus killing twenty five white people and around 40 slaves.
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    King George’s War

    The King George's War was the military operations in North America that formed part of the War of the Austrian Succession.
  • Albany Congress

    The Albany Congress was a meeting between the seven colonies in British America featuring: Connecticut, Maryland, Massachusetts, New York, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, and New Hampshire.