1600-1781

Main

English founded Jamestown, Virginia

1607

Dutch Send 1st Slaves to Virginia

1619

Mayflower Ship Lands

1620

John Winthrop's Puritan Migration to Mass. Bay

1630

Anne Hutchinson Arrives in Boston

1634

Roger Williams Founds Providence and Rhode Island

1636

Harvard Founded

1636

First Colonial Printing Press in Mass.

1638

Anne Hutchinson is Banished From Mass.

1638

English Civil War

1640 - 1659

Religious Heresy Punishable by Death in Mass.

1646

Slavery Illegal in Rhode Island

1652

Navigation Acts

1660

English Monarchy Restored

1660

Carolina Established

1663

Navigation Acts of 1663

1663

New Netherlands becomes New York

1664

Lifelong Servitude for Black Slaves in Maryland

1664

British Navigation Acts of 1673

1673

Dutch Military Retakes New York from British

1673

Treaty of Westminster

1674

King Philip's War

1675 - 1676

Pennsylvania Founded

1681

Louisiana

1682

Protestants Flee from France to the Colonies

1685

King James II Depriving Colonists of Rights

1686

Gov. Andros Limits Meetings in New England Towns

1688

King William's War

1690

Salem Witch Trials

1692

Royal African Trade Company Loses Slave Trade Monopoly

1696

Wool Act

1699

Massachusetts Makes all Roman Catholic Priests Leave

1700

Queen Anne's War

1702 - 1713

North and South Carolina

1712

Treaty of Utrecht

1713

Tea is Introduced to Colonies

1714

Pennsylvania Gazette

1729

First Library in Philadelphia

1731

Georgia Founded

1732

Molasses Act

1733

The Great Awakening

1734

French and Indian Wars

1754 - 1763

Treaty of Paris

1763

Proclamation of 1763

1763

Sugar Act

1764

Quartering Act

1765

Stamp Act

1765

Townshend Revenue Acts

1767

Boston Massacre

1770

Intolerable (Coercive) Acts

1774