U.S. History 1600-1700

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  • Jamestown Founded

    Jamestown Founded
    Europeans colonized Jamestown, which was the first English settlement in America. Jamestown proved to be very challenging for the colonists, but they tried very hard to keep the settlement alive.
  • Slaves in America

    Slaves in America
    Slaves were first brought to America from Africa. These slaves were on a Portuguese ship and were taken from English pirates. The slaves were taken to Jamestown.
  • Mayflower Compact

    Mayflower Compact
    The Mayflower Compact was a set of governing rules established by the English settlers who came to America on the Mayflower. These rules were the first form of self-governance in the New World.
  • Harvard College Founded

    Harvard College Founded
    Harvard College was founded in Cambridge, Massachusetts as a liberal arts college. Its the oldest institution of higher learning in the Untied States.
  • Maryland Toleration Act

    Maryland Toleration Act
    The Maryland Toleration Act was a law that mandated religions tolerance to Christians allowing them to have a safe conscience when practicing their religion.
  • Charleston Founded

    Charleston Founded
    Charleston is founded in present-day South Carolina. It was originally called Charles Town to honor King Charles II.
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    Powhatan Wars

    The Powhatan Wars were three wars that were fought between the settlers and Algonquin Indians of the Powhatan confederacy because of conflict among the settlement.
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    Bacon's Rebellion

    Bacon's Rebellion is a rebellion by Virginia settlers led by Nathaniel Bacon against Governor William Berkeley. The rebellion started when Berkeley refused to retaliate against the series of attacks from Native American's on the settlers.