Virginia Dare was the first European born in America. One of the women who traveled to Roanoke was pregnant, she gave to a girl on the island, and named her Virginia. She was the first European to be born in America.
Mystery of Roanoke
John White lead a group of people (91 men, 17 women, 9 children) to Roanoke, left to get supplies, returned 3 years later to find the colony abandoned and the only clue was the word “Croatoan” carved into a tree
Pocahontas married John Rolfe
Native American (Pocahontas) marries European settler (John Rolfe). The settlers and the Powhatan tribe didn’t have a good relationship until John Rolfe, one of the colonists, married Pocahontas, the chief's daughter, and their relationship improved.
20 Africans on a Dutch trading vessel arrived at Jamestown about to be turned into slaves
Pilgrims go to America
Pilgrims go to America for religious freedom.
The Royal Colony
Virginia became a royal colony
Massachusetts Bay Company
Massachusetts Bay Company, a joint stock trading company, opens.