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Jan 1, 1215
The Magna Carta was signedThe signing of this document changed the power of the ruler making it limited.
It was a great achievment for the English barons and for the future an inspiration for American colonists.
Jan 1, 1400
1-2 million Native Americans live in the ten major cultural regions north of MexicoTwo of these major cultural regions: The Northwest Coast and the Great Basin
African slaves were first brought to Jamestown, VirginiaThey were brought there to solve their labor problem.
In 1640, slaves were declared.
Mayflower Compact signedThe purpose of the Mayflower Compact was: it described the way they would govern themselves in the new world.
"One baby was born on the journey to Elizabeth Hopkins, a baby boy named Oceanus." :
First permanent English colony established in AmericaThe name of this colony is Massachusetts: New England Colony. The name of the group of merchants who named it/formed it were called Puritans.
The colony was governed by a council of seven, with one member serving as president.
First thanksgiving celebrated by the Pilgrims and Indianshttp://blog.nmai.si.edu/main/2011/11/do-indians-celebrate-thanksgiving.html :
"The great irony of the day after Thanksgiving is many Americans identify it as Black Friday, not National Native American Heritage Day."
America's first law guaranteeing religious liberty passedThis law is called The Act Concerning Religion.
It is now referred to as the "Toleration Act."
The English takes control of the settlement of New NetherlandThis colony was renamed New York.
New York City's original name was New Amsterdam, and the New Netherland's third major settlement, Wiltwyck, is known today as Kingston.
Enslaved Africans were living in every colony
The First Great Awakening beginshttp://edsitement.neh.gov/lesson-plan/first-great-awakening :
This movement was started by a feeling that people had lost their religious faith. "This movement also marked a new effort for Europeans to reach out to African Americans and Native Americans."
All 13 British colonies in North America establishedhttp://faculty.polytechnic.org/gfeldmeth/colchart.html :
The first British colony was founded in 1585.
King George III crownedhttp://www.ushistory.org/declaration/related/george.htm :
He was the king of Great Britain from 1760 to 1820.
Prime Minister George Grenville propose the Stamp ActThis law required colonists to buy a stamp for every paper they used.
It was the first direct tax imposed by Britain on its American colonies.
The Quartering Act passedThis law required/ordered colonial assemblies to provide British troops with quarters.
It also required the colonies to provide barracks and supplies to British troops.
Townshend Acts passedThis law required a duty, tax, on certain goods the colonies imported from Britain.
Charles Townshend, was the chief treasurer of the British Empire in charge of economic and financial matters.
First Continental Congresshttp://library.thinkquest.org/TQ0312848/ccs.htm :
It was held because the colonists were very upset about the Intolerable Acts and the taxes.
Parliament passes the Intolerable Actshttp://library.thinkquest.org/TQ0312848/inacts.htm :
King George III put the Intolerable Acts on the colonies because he wanted to punish them for dumping tea into the harbor at the Boston Tea Party.
The Revolutionary War beginshttp://wars.findthedata.org/q/60/2018/Why-did-the-American-Revolutionary-War-begin :
The war began because the war began as a disagreement over the way in which Great Britain treated the colonies versus the way the colonies felt they should be treated.
Second Continental Congress first meetshttp://library.thinkquest.org/TQ0312848/ccs.htm :
At the Congress, they decided to completely break away from Great Britain.
Paul Revere warns colonists that the British were cominghttp://www.paulreverehouse.org/ride/real.html :
Paul Revere was employed by the Boston Committee of Correspondence and the Massachusetts Committee of Safety as an express rider to carry news, messages, and copies of resolutions as far away as New York and Philadelphia.
Common Sense publishedThe author of this pamphlet was Thomas Paine.
Was the first work to openly ask for independence from Great Britain.
Delegates sign the Declaration of Independencehttp://library.thinkquest.org/TQ0312848/ccs.htm :
The Liberty Bell rang out to call the people of Philadelphia together for the reading of the Declaration on July 8, 1776.
The British surrenders to American troopsFrance became an ally to America during the war.
The British first surrender at Yorktown on October 19, 1781
Treaty of Paris signedGreat Britain agreed to recognize the United States as a independent nation which was one of the threee effects of this treaty.