EP Early American History Timeline

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  • Jan 22, 1552

    Sir Walter Raleigh born

    Born in Hayes Barton, UK
  • Raleigh first visits Roanoke

    Colony Established in August
  • Sir Walter Raleigh returns to Roanoke

    Finds the old colony is gone in August
  • Jamestown Fort built

    Slightly odd for a fort, this fort was in a triangle most of its life.
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    The Starving Time

    Most Jamestown settlers die of hunger in the winter
  • Tobacco becomes cash crop, saves Jamestown

    Jamestown manages to set up an economy.
  • Sir Walter Raleigh killed

    Beheaded because of Spanish demands because his crew attacked a Spanish colony
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    Mayflower Voyage

    This was the voyage of the Pilgrims to Plymouth. The voyage lasted 66 days.
  • Mayflower Compact

  • Indian Massacre of 1622

    Hundreds of settlers killed by Native Americans
  • Virginia becomes a Royal British Colony

    This was the result of the Indian Massacre of 1622, so the British had permission to kill the Indians.
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    Salem Witch Trials

    200 people were charged, thirty were found guilty, and 16 were executed by hanging. Took place in Colonial Massachusetts.
  • Daniel Boone born

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    French and Indian War

    British victory: French lost most of North America and agreed to stay out of India.
  • Boson Tea Party

    342 Chests of tea dumped off of the harbor in Griffin's wharf in Boston
  • American Independence declared

    It would take until 1783 until they finally beat the British.
  • Boston Tea Party

    342 chests of tea dumped off of the Griffin's Wharf
  • Battle of Trenton

    Washington's troops had to march 9 miles, some with no shoes and bleeding feet.
  • Saratoga

    British soldiers were advancing on the Americans from Canada. They were becoming overstretched. By the time they reached Saratoga, in mid-New York, they had been wore down by the colonists and were beaten. The british were pushed back to Canada. The battle also encouraged the French to help the Americans, as they were sure they would be on the winning side, as the Americans were strong enough now to fight the British.
  • Battle of Yorktown

    This was a siege of British Yorktown, a tobacco port, one of the last major battles of the Revolution.
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    The First Constitution written

    America's first Constitution, the law of the land. First 10 amendments, additions to the constitution, called Bill of Rights.
  • Daniel Boone death

    Died of Natural Causes, or old age.