1600s - 1700s

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  • Sir Walter Raleigh Expedition

    Sir Walter Raleigh Expedition
    Sir Walter Raleigh established the failed English colony on Roanoke Island in the Americas
  • Captain Bartholomew Gosnold

    Captain Bartholomew Gosnold
    The first Englishman to land on the New England coast exploring and later naming the Cape Cod and Martha's Vineyard.
  • Virginia Company of London

    Virginia Company of London
    A joint-stock-company founded and granted a Royal Charter by James I.
  • Jamestown Founded

    Jamestown Founded
    The first permanent English settlement established in southeast Virginia
  • Henry Hudson Expedition

    Henry Hudson Expedition
    English explorer Henry Hudson's first successful voyage to the Americas, later exploring the Delaware Bay and Hudson River.
  • Henry Hudson 2nd Voyage

    Henry Hudson 2nd Voyage
    Upon the Discovery, Hudson sets sail for America again and discovered Hudson Bay.
  • Map of Virgina

    Map of Virgina
    Captain John Smith publishes the first detailed map of the Chesapeake Bay region.
  • Pocahontas Married

    Pocahontas Married
    Pocahontas marries colonist John Rolfe
  • The House of Burgesses

    The House of Burgesses
    The first representative assembled in America meets for the first time in Virginia.
  • The Plymouth Colony

    The Plymouth Colony
    First colony established by Pilgrims from England in Massachusetts
  • Beginning of the Indian War

    Beginning of the Indian War
    Jamestown is attacked by Powhatan and the colonies begin the plunge into a long war.
  • New Amsterdam Founded

    New Amsterdam Founded
    Established by the Dutch West India Company
  • King James 1 Dies

    King James 1 Dies
    Replaced by Charles I.
  • Plymoth Colony Trading

    Plymoth Colony Trading
    The Plymouth Colony for the first time.
  • Massachusetts Bay Established

    Massachusetts Bay Established
    King Charles I signs a royal charter establishing the Massachusetts Bay.
  • Immigration Wave from England

    Immigration Wave from England
    The Winthrop Fleet, led by John Winthrop.
  • First Town Government Organized

    First Town Government Organized
    The first town government is organized in the city of Dorchester.
  • War between Plymouth, Saybrook, Pequot Indians

    War between Plymouth, Saybrook, Pequot Indians
    War begins after the death of New England trader John Oldham.
  • Governments Created throughout the Colonies

    Governments Created throughout the Colonies
    The Fundamental Orders of Connecticut, describing the government set up by towns.
  • The New England Confederation

    The New England Confederation
    Known as the United Colonies of New England, a confederation of Connecticut, Massachusetts, Plymouth, and New Hampshire
  • Narragansett Indians Peace Treaty

    Narragansett Indians Peace Treaty
    This ended four years of warfare.
  • King Charles I Executed

    King Charles I Executed
    Executed for high treason
  • Maryland New Government

    Maryland New Government
    Maryland is allowed to have a bicameral legislature by order of Lord Baltimore.
  • Maine in Massachusetts Bay Boundaries

    Maine in Massachusetts Bay Boundaries
    Massachusetts general court rules that the territory of Maine lies within the boundaries ending Maine's immediate hopes of independence.
  • Quakers

    Quakers
    Massachusetts Bay Colony Puritans whip, imprison and banish the first Quakers to arrive in the colony.
  • Quaker Meetings

    Quaker Meetings
    The legislation bars Quakers from holding their services.
  • Quaker Persecution

    Quaker Persecution
    After a royal edict requires the Massachusetts authorities to release imprisoned Quakers and return them to England.
  • Maryland Mandating Law

    Maryland Mandating Law
    Lifetime servitude for black slaves.
  • New Amsterdam to New York

    New Amsterdam to New York
    After Governor Peter Stuyvesant's surrender to English forces.
  • English tightened Slave Law

    English tightened Slave Law
    State laws allowing conversion and residence without freeing the slaves
  • Hudson Bay Company

    Hudson Bay Company
    Hudson's Bay Company is chartered.
  • Marquette and Joliet Expedition

    Marquette and Joliet Expedition
    Traveling 2500 miles from Lake Michigan down the Mississippi to the Arkansas River.
  • Massachusetts War with the Indians

    Massachusetts War with the Indians
    The Massachusetts settlements of Deerfield experience the first of three raids from the Indians
  • King Philip's War

    King Philip's War
    It begins when King Philip leads an attack in retaliation for the Plymouth colony's execution of three Wampanoag tribe members.
  • Sir Edmond Andros Peace Treaty

    Sir Edmond Andros Peace Treaty
    Sir Edmond Andros makes peace after King Philip was betrayed and killed.
  • Pennsylvania Founded

    Pennsylvania Founded
    William Penn receives a charter for land on which he will found Pennsylvania.
  • William Penn Peace Treaty

    William Penn Peace Treaty
    Penn and Native Americans negotiate a peace treaty at Shackamaxon under what is called the Treaty Elm
  • Massachusetts Bay Colony Revoked Charter

    Massachusetts Bay Colony Revoked Charter
    This ends the requirement of church membership for voting.
  • Governor Edmund Andros Abusement of Power

    Governor Edmund Andros Abusement of Power
    Limited the number of town meetings in New England, place militia under his direct control, and forced Puritans and Anglicans to worship together in the Old South Church.
  • Governor Andros Stands Trial

    Governor Andros Stands Trial
    Ordered back to England to stand trial, and the colonies reestablish their previous systems of government.
  • French and Indian War Begins

    French and Indian War Begins
    Called King William's War. Areas are burned by French and Native Americans and Massachusetts colonists capture Port Royal.
  • The College of William and Mary is founded.

    The College of William and Mary is founded.
    The second college is founded.
  • Witchcraft Uncovered

    Witchcraft Uncovered
    Massachusetts general court expresses official repentance for the witchcraft trials.
  • The Peace Treaty at Casco Bay

    The Peace Treaty at Casco Bay
    Brought hostilities between the Abenaki Indians and the Massachusetts colony to an end.
  • Colonies Population Increase

    Colonies Population Increase
    The Anglo population reaches 275,000.