1491~1754 Colonial Era

Events

Roanoke

1585

Sir Walter Raleigh

Spanish Armada

1588

end of Spanish domination in the Atlantic

Virginia Co.

1604

Jamestown, Virginia founded

1607

first successful English settlement

"the starving time"

1609 - 1610

House of Burgesses

1619

first meeting of an elected legislature within America

Mayflower Compact

1620

Powhatan Uprising

1622

Massachusetts Bay

1630

Maryland

1634

Lord Baltimore (Cecilius Calvert)--a Catholic

Rhode Island

1636

very liberal

Pequot War and Massacre

1637

Act of Toleration

1649

first colonial statute granting religious freedom

Halfway Covenant

1662

King Philip's War

1675

Bacon's Rebellion

1676

Pennsylvania

1681

Salem Witch Trials

1692

Great Awakening

1730 - 1743

Stono Rebellion

1739