Religious Influence in Early Colonial America

Events

Columbus lands in the Americas

1492

Spanish and Portuguese start using slaves

1500 - 1509

Martin Luther starts the Reformation in England

1517

by breaking from the Catholic Church. Birth of Protestants

John Calving invents Calvinism

1535 - 1537

Henry VIII becomes head of the Angelican Church

1535

pulling England out of the Catholic Church

Spanish have traveled as far as Kansas

1542

Fort Caroline Founded by French Protestants

1564

Right next to Spanish, who slaughter them all.

Dutch control New York and founded New Amsterdam

Approx. 1600 - 1609

Dutch drop off first Africans

1619

William Bradford and William Brewster land in Massachusets

1620

Puritans onboard the Mayflower

Britain takes over Virginia

1624

Send in a governor

Colonies producing 200,000 lbs of tobacco

1624

Massachusetts Bay Company founded

1629

The Great Migration

1630

Puritans start bringing people to Mass. over 1000 in the first year

Harvard is founded

1636

Set up as a place to train Puritan ministers

Roger Williams founded Rhode Island

1636

After he was kicked out of Mass

Sweden found area around Deleware and Philadelphia

1638

Colonies producing 12 million lbs of tobacco

1638

Laws start to change Africans from indentured servant to slave

Approx. 1640 - 1649

New Netherlands take over New Sweden

1655

Slavery begins

Approx. 1660 - 1669

Carolina/Georgia founded

1663

founded by Caribbean plantation owners, founded with slavery already established

New York is founded

1664

English take over New Amsterdam and is given to the Duke of York

Suffolk County Court Records

Approx. 1670 - 1679

Bacon's Rebellion

1675

William Penn founded Pennsylvania

1682

after fleeing England because he was being persecuted for being a Quaker

The Great Awakening

Approx. 1720 - Approx. 1770

Slaves begin to be able to become untrained ministers

1750 - 1770

Issac testifies to the English Parliament

1764

discusses the evil things he saw on the slave boats

Britian outlaws the slave trade

Approx. 1830 - 1839

they go from the biggest traders to using their navy to stop the trade routes