U.S. 1600-1700

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In History
  • Founding of Jamestown and Virginia

    Founding of Jamestown and Virginia
    Jamestown is the first permanent British colony in North America. Its founding also marks the dawn of the colony of Virginia.
  • Arrival of First Slaves in British North America

    Arrival of First Slaves in British North America
    The arrival of slaves in America ushers in the beginning of slavery in British colonies and later the United States.
  • The Mayflower Compact

    The Mayflower Compact
    Separatist "Pilgrims" sign the Mayflower Compact, the first North American government document, before leaving the ship to settle in Plymouth, Massachusetts
  • Founding of Massachusetts

    Founding of Massachusetts
    The Massachusetts Bay Company founds the Massachusetts Bay Colony.
  • Founding of Maryland

    Founding of Maryland
    Charles I gives the Catholic Cecilius Calvert, the second Lord Baltimore, the colony of Maryland. Calvert wishes for Maryland to be a place of religious freedom, especially for his fellow Catholics. Many anti-Anglicans come, however, and push out Catholicism.
  • British Take New Netherland

    British Take New Netherland
    The Dutch colony of New Netherland falls to the British without any bloodshed. It is named New York for its proprietor, James, the Duke of York. New Jersey also comes out of New Netherland as East and West Jersey.
  • Founding of Pennsylvania

    Founding of Pennsylvania
    William Penn receives Pennsylvania colony as payment for debts. He uses the colony to create a haven for Quakers.
  • Salem Witch Trials Come to an End

    Salem Witch Trials Come to an End
    In New England, the witch-hunting craze known as the Salem Witch Trials comes to an end