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In History
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  • Port Royal in Acadia

    Port Royal in Acadia
    Nova Scotia, French settlement by traders.
  • King James made peace with Spain

  • The Virginia Company

  • Plymouth Company

    Plymouth Company
    Joint stock company later to become a failed colony.
  • Settlers moved to Virginia

    Settlers moved to Virginia
    the Susan Constant, the Godspeed, and the Discovery sailed up the James River.
  • London Company

    Joint Stock Company in 1606
    Established Jamestown.
  • Quebec

    Founded with the help of Samuel de Champlain.
  • Henry Hudson

    Henry Hudson
    He was commissioned by the Dutch to find the Northwest Passage.
  • Sante Fe

    Sante Fe
    First European Settlement was established in the Southwest.
  • Pocahontas and John Rolfe

    Pocahontas and John Rolfe
    Their marriage eased tensions between Natives and the English.
  • Jamestown Immigrants

    Eighty percent of the English settlers had perished by this time.
  • Tobacco

    John Rolfe crossed two tobacco plants and planted Virginia's first cash crop.
  • House of Burgesses

    House of Burgesses
    Established by the Virginia Company
  • Plymouth Colony

    founded by the Pilgrims
    Departed on the Mayflower in May and landed in America in December.
  • Dutch West India Company

    Dutch West India Company
    Chartered by the Netherlands to help establish colonies.
  • Opechancanough

    Launched surprise attack on the English killing around 350 settlers. English retaliated many times over.
  • Henry Hudson organized first Dutch settlement

  • King Charles

    King Charles
    Foe of the Puritans causing the the Great Migration.
  • Peter Minuit

    "Bought" Manhattan from the Munsee people.
  • The Eleven Slaves

    The Eleven Slaves
    These eleven Enslaved Africans were tasked with building New Amsterdam.
  • Massachusetts Bay

    Founded by the English.
  • Maryland

    Given to Cecilius Calvert, the second Lord Baltimore, by King Charles.
  • Connecticut

    Founded by the English
  • Rhode Island

  • Start of Pequot War

    Start of Pequot War
  • Newtown

    Newtown was established later to be called Hartford.
  • End of Pequot War

  • Puritan attack on Pequots

    Puritan attack on Pequots
    Called themsevles "the Sword of the Lord" and torched the Native Americans community.
  • First African Marriage

    The colonies first slave marriage.
  • Start of Governor Kieft’s War

    Start of Governor Kieft’s War
    Act of War against the Natives, a massacre of 150 Lenapes.
  • Body of Liberties

    Body of Liberties
    Mass Bay Colony, precursor to state Constitution.
  • Civil war in England

    Caused by tensions between Parliment and King Charles.
  • End of Governor Kieft’s War

  • Execution of King Charles

  • Navigation Act of 1651

    Encouraged importation directly to England on English boats.
  • Start of Esopus Wars

    Start of Esopus Wars
    Conflicts between the Lenape/Delaware tribes and New Netherland colonists.
  • End of Esopus Wars

  • Rhode Island and Providence Plantations

    Was given a charter by King Charles II.
  • New Netherlands

    Handed over to the English by the Dutch.
  • Founding of Charles Town

    Named Charleston in the 1780s.
  • King Philip’s War

    King Philip’s War
    An uprising against English colonists.
  • End of King Philip’s War

  • Bacon's Rebellion

    Bacon's Rebellion
    Rebellion against Governor Berkley who defended the Native Americans.
  • Pennsylvania

    Founded by William Penn when he used his father's debt to receive a patent for the Society of Friends or Quakers to live in Pennsylvania.
  • Monmouths Rebellion

    An attempt to overthrow James II.
  • Dominion of New England

    Established by James II for tighter control of the colonies.
  • Sir Edmund Andros

    Sir Edmund Andros
    Forced colonists in Maine into military service against Native Amrericans.
  • Start of the Glorious Revolution

    A bloodless revolution overthrowing James II.
  • Bill of Rights

    Bill of Rights
    By Parliment, curtailed monarchy rule in England.
  • North Carolina

    the Lords Proprietor founded a seperate Carolina province for better control of the colonists.
  • Decree of Sanctuary

    Decree of Sanctuary
    Spanish decree that enslaved escapees from English colonies could flee there if they converted to Catholicism and the Spanish crown.