US History 1600-1700

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    Life of King Charles I

  • Queen Elizabeth Dies

  • Virginia Company Formed

  • Susan Constant, the Godspeed, and the Discovery Leave England for North America

  • Jamestown Founded

    Upon arriving in the New World, the English settlers chose a hidden, uninhabited peninsula for the location of their new colony. It was forty miles up the James river, swampy, and had poor soil for agriculture.
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    Jamestown Starving Time

  • John Rolfe Introduces Tobacco to Virginia

    John Rolfe crossed two different strains of tobacco and planted it in Virginia. He created Virginia's first tobacco crop.
  • Pocahontas Marries John Rolfe

  • Powhatan dies and conflict with the Indians begin, again.

    With Powhatan's death, his brother Opechancanough leads the Indians into a war with the British colonists.
  • House of Burgesses Formed by the Virginia Company

    The Virginia Company formed the House of Burgesses, a limited representation body composed of land owners. The House of Burgesses was positioned in Jamestown, Virginia.
  • Slavery Brought to British America

    A Dutch trading vessel sold twenty African slaves to the British colonist, starting southern slavery.
  • Plymouth Colony Formed

    Plymouth Colony was formed by the Pilgrims who sailed to America on the Mayflower to escape religious persecution.
  • Opechancanough leads surprise attack on Virginian colonists

    Opechancanough, the brother of Powhatan, leads a surprise attack on the Virginian colonists. The attack led to the death of 350 colonists, almost one third of Virginia's population.
  • New Amsterdam founded on Manhattan Island by the Dutch West India Company

  • Manhattan purchased

    Dutchman Peter Minuit purchased the island of Manhattan from the Lenape Indians.
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    Great migration from Europe to America

    The puritans began this migration in which over twenty thousand people traveled to New England.
  • Massachusetts Bay Colony Founded

  • Maryland Granted to Lord Baltimore

    Charles I granted 12 million acres to Lord Baltimore for the formation of a Catholic colony, Maryland.
  • First Settlers Arrive in Maryland

  • Connecticut Founded

    Thomas Hooker led one hundred people from Boston to Connecticut. They left to escape the crowded conditions of Boston and to gain more religious freedom in the Connecticut River Valley.
  • Providence, Rhode Island Founded

    Roger Williams, a Massachusetts outcast, created a settlement for religious freedom. He purchased the land from the Canonicus and Miantonomi Indian tribes.
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    Pequot War

    A War with the Native Americans which the Massachusetts Bay Colonists used to enslave hundreds of Native Americans.
  • New Haven Colony Settled in Connecticut

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    English Civil War

    English King Charles I and Parliament, after years of strained relations, go to war. Parliament eventually won and King Charles was executed.
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    Governor Kieft’s War

    A war the Dutch used to enslave Algonquian Indians for exportation to the West Indies.
  • Embargo Levied on the Rebellious Colonies Following the English Civil War.

    Following the English Civil War, a small number of colonies in the New World pledged allegiance to the son of Charles I, Charles II. To punish these rebellious colonies, Parliament levied an economic embargo.
  • Navigation Act of 1651

    Parliament created an act, the Navigation Act of 1651, that compelled merchants in British colonies to directly ship goods to England.
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    Puritan Revolution in Maryland

    Puritans revolted in Maryland to create a Puritan colony, which outlawed Catholicism and the Church of England. Attempts to quell the revolt failed until 1658.
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    The Two Esopus Wars (1659–1663)

    Two more wars the Dutch used to enslave neighboring Indian tribes, specifically the Algonquians.
  • Laws Stating That a Child Inherited its Mother's Condition put into Place.

  • Royal Charter Granted to Rhode Island by King Charles II

  • Dutch Hand Over New Amsterdam to the English

  • New Amsterdam Changed to New York

  • Charles Town Founded in the Carolinas

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    Susquehannock War

  • Wampanoag Leader Metacom Leads an Uprising Against the British

    Metacom, also known as King Philip, led an uprising starting a war between the British and the Native Americans. This became known as King Philips War.
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    King Philip’s War

    A vast war with the Indians, after which the British enslave hundreds of Indian and shipped them to the Caribbean.
  • English Attack the Powerful Native American Tribe Narragansett

    Compounding their problems during the King Philip's War, the English attack the main Narragansett village in what was know as the Great Swamp Fight. In the battle, about 1000 English troops gunned down over 1000 Indian men, women, and children.
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    Bacon's Rebellion

  • The Dominion of New England Formed

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    Glorious Revolution

    The bloodless revolution in which Mary and her husband William of Orange took the throne from Mary's father, James II. It began with William and Mary invading England.
  • Massachusetts Issues the First Paper Currency in the Western World

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    Salem Witch Trials

    The towns of Salem Town, Salem Village, Ipswich, and Andover all were apart of a witch paranoia the collimated with the executions of fourteen women, six men, and the deaths of multiple other convicted witches in prison.