US History 3rd Hour

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In History
  • Roanoke

    Roanoke was the first English settlement in the New World. It is located in present day North Carolina. Walter Raleigh found the settlement in 1585. They were forced to settle there because of bad weather. Raleigh left the settlement to get supplies and when he returned there was nothing left but the word croatoan.
  • Jamestown

    Jamestown was established by the Virginia Company of London in the hopes of finding new riches. Many of the settlers died the first winter because they cared more about riches than they did their health. John Smith become Jamestown's leader and said that "those who don't work don't eat".
  • House of Burgesses

    House of Burgesses
    The House of Burgesses was a group of elected representatives that met from 1619-1643. It was a democratic body of government in Virginia. Each county in Virginia would send a representative to the house to make decisions for the people. The House of Burgesses is known for being the "training ground" of many of the founding fathers.
  • Mayflower/ Plymouth/ Mayflower compact

    Mayflower/ Plymouth/ Mayflower compact
    The Mayflower is the ship that brought the pilgrims to Plymouth. Plymouth was their colony. The Mayflower Compact was the pilgrims way of pledging their obedience to equal laws.
  • Connecticut

    Connecticut was founded mainly for its fertile soil. Thomas Hooker led his people on their journey to find rich farmland. Villages were later established and more people came to Connecticut.
  • New york

    New york
    New York was originally settled by the Dutch. They called it New Netherlands at the time and NYC was New Amsterdam. Henry Hudson was sent to explore for the Dutch when he came across the area. Landowners would rent out land to farmers.
  • The Puritan Great Migration

    The Puritan Great Migration
    The Puritan Great Migration was when the English moved to the United States to escape religious prosecution from the Catholics in England. It happened in the 1630s-1640s. If the Puritans spoke their beliefs they would be harshly punished by the Catholics.
  • Massachusetts Bay Colony

    Massachusetts Bay Colony
    The Massachusetts Bay Colony was founded by John Winthrop and his puritan followers. He was given a charter to settle in 1629. It later became the most profitable colony.
  • Maryland

    It was established by Lord Baltimore, a Catholic who wanted a place for other Catholics to live in their own colony.
  • Rhode Island

    Rhode Island
    Founded by Roger Williams and Ann Hutchinson , who were banished from the Massachusetts Bay Colony for their radical beliefs.
  • Maryland Toleration Act

    Maryland Toleration Act
    The toleration act granted everyone in the Maryland Colony religious freedom. This brought many protestants and Catholics to Maryland.
  • Carolinas

    Land granted by King Charles II to eight of his supporters. The Carolinas grew many cash crops and was directly connected to trade in the West Indies.
  • Bacon's Rebellion

    Bacon's Rebellion
    Nathanial Bacon made his own militia out of indentured servants, slaves, and poor farmers. He wanted to retaliate against the Native Americans who had attacked the frontier. Some believe that Bacon had ulterior motives (a personal vendetta). William Berkeley fought against the rebellion.
  • Pennsylvania

    William Penn was granted a charter to establish the Pennsylvania Colony. It was created as a "holy experiment." It soon became a safe haven for Quakers.
  • Salem Witch Trials

    Salem Witch Trials
    Salem was a village in Massachusetts. Series of trials in which innocent people were accused of being witches and often executed. It started with Tituba, a slave woman accused of being a witch. 150 people were imprisoned, 7 died in prison, and 19 were hung because they would not confess to practicing witchcraft.
  • Salutery Neglect

    Salutery Neglect
    Salutary Neglect was an unofficial policy made to relax the enforcement of strict laws imposed on the American Colonies. This gave more opportunity to trade with non-British entities.
  • The Great Awakening/Enlightenment

    The Great Awakening/Enlightenment
    The Enlightenment emphasized logic and reason. It created an emotional, spiritual, and personal relationship with God for many believers. 1720-1745.
  • Albany Plan

    Albany Plan
    The Albany plan was put forth by Benjamin Franklin. He proposed a centralized government to look out for the unified colonies.
  • The French-Indian War

    The French-Indian War
    The French-Indian War is also known as the 7 years war. The war started because of the increasing amount of land that the French were taking from the Indians. It ended with Great Britain gaining land and many people dead.
  • The Proclaimation of 1763

    The Proclaimation of 1763
    It was declared at the end of the French and Indian War. It organized new British territories in America and forbade settlement on Indian territory.