What Led to This Period 0 kimsdaij By twenty_eight Jan 1, 1215 The Magna Carta is signed The signing of this document changed the idea of the king's power, which showed that even the his power was not above the law. The Magna Carta was written in Latin. http://hua.umf.maine.edu/Reading_Revolutions/magnacarta.html Jan 1, 1400 Native Americans live in ten major cultural regions north of Mexico Two major cultural regions are the Great Plains and Great Basin. Jan 1, 1607 The First Permanent English Colony established in America The name of this colony was Jamestown, and the name of the group of merchants that formed it was London Company. Jan 1, 1607 The English Take Control of the Settlement of New Netherland The colony was renamed New York. Jan 1, 1620 The Mayflower Compact is signed The purpose of this document was to describe the way that the pilgrims would govern themselves in the New World Jan 1, 1621 The First Thanksgiving is celebrated by the Pilgrims and Indians Jan 1, 1649 America's first law guaranteeing religious liberty is passed The law is called Act Concerning Religion. Jan 1, 1661 African Slaves are first brought to the U.S. (specifically Jamestown, Virginia) They were brought there to serve as indentured servants in exchange for a free passage to Virginia. Jan 1, 1691 The fear of Witchcraft begins in Salem, Massachusetts Jan 1, 1700 Enslaved Africans are living in every colony. Jan 1, 1730 The First Great Awakening begins This movement was started because people lost religious faith. Jan 1, 1733 All 13 British Colonies in North America are established Jan 1, 1760 King George III is crowned Jan 1, 1765 Prime Minister George Grenville proposes the Stamp Act This law required that colonists buy a stamp for every piece of paper they used. Jan 1, 1765 The Quartering Act is passed This law required that colonial assemblies provide British troops with housing. Jan 1, 1767 The Townshend Acts are passed This act require that tax is placed on certain goods the colonies imported from Britain. Jan 1, 1774 The Parliament passes the Intolerable Acts Sep 1, 1774 The First Continental Congress The First Continental Congress met in Carpenter's Hall in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. http://www.ushistory.org/carpentershall/history/ Jan 1, 1775 The Revolutionary War begins Apr 18, 1775 Paul Revere warns the colonists that the British are coming May 10, 1775 The Second Continental Congress first meets Jan 1, 1776 The Book Common Sense is published The author of the book is Thomas Paine. Jul 4, 1776 Delegates sign the Declaration of Independence Thomas Jefferson wrote the draft of the Declaration of Independence. http://www.loc.gov/exhibits/jefferson/jeffdec.html Oct 19, 1781 The British Surrender to American Troops France became an ally of America during the war. Jan 1, 1783 The Treaty of Paris is signed One effect of this treaty was that Great Britain was required to recognize the United States as an independent nation.