U.S History 1600-1700

Timeline created by Mattwong
In History
  • Jamestown, Virginia

    First permanent English settlement
  • Tabacco

    First cash crop of America was tobacco. The colonies started to grow rapidly due to the cash crop.
  • House of Burgesses First Meeting

    First General Assembly of the representative legislature
  • First African Slaves Arrive in Jamestown

    Africans were kidnapped by Portuguese and bought by the residents of Jamestown
  • Pilgrims Land at Plymouth

    The Pilgrims sailed across the Atlantic Ocean for sixty days on the Mayflower, and arrived at Plymouth.
  • Jamestown Massacre

    Indians came bearing gifts of meat, fruit, and other tradable items, but later the Indians attacked the settlers of Jamestown. They killed women, children, men, and servants, which totaled up to 347 residents.
  • New Netherlands was Founded

    Founded by the Dutch. Director General Peter Minuit, charged by the West India Company, had the task of helping the struggling colony. Minuit "purchased" Manhattan Island from Native American Indians for the price of 24 dollars in modern day currency
  • Massachusetts Bay Colony Founded

    Founded by John Winthrop
  • Province of Maryland Founded

    Founded by George Calvert
  • Connecticut Colony Founded

    Founded by Thomas Hooker
  • New Haven Colony Founded

    Founded by John Davenport
  • Pequot War

    John Endicott to assembled 90 men to seek out the Island tribe of Pequot and demand their surrender. Endicott destroys the Island settlement. In retaliation, the Pequot attacked Fort Saybrook.
  • Quakers Arrive in Massachusetts

    Puritans in the Massachusetts colony imprison, abuse, and banish the first Quakers that arrived in the New World
  • King Philip's War(1675-78)

    It begins when King Philip leads an attack against Swansea in retaliation for the execution of three Wampanoag tribe members. King Philip is betrayed and shot on, and the war ends when Sir Edmond Andros makes peace in 1678
  • Bacon's Rebellion

    Bacon's Rebellion, revolt in colonial Virginia, led by Nathaniel Bacon. High taxes, low prices for tobacco, and resentment against special privileges given those close to the governor provided the reasons for the uprising