English Colonization

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1607: Jamestown is founded by the London Company

1607

1608: John Smith arrives in Jamestown

1608

1609-1610:Starving time and Powhatan Indians contribute to Jamestown's struggles

1609 - 1610

1610: De La Warr arrives in Jamestown

1610

1612: John Rolfe cultivates tobacco, to very profitable success

1612

1618: Advent of the Headright System

1618

1620: The Mayflower Compact is signed; the Pilgrims later land on Plymouth Rock.

1620

1621: William Bradford is elected to governor.

1621

1621: The Pilgrims meet Squanto

1621

1622: Miles Standish establishes a more disciplined colony view.

1622

1629 The emigrating Puritans + John Winthrop set up the Massachusetts Bay Colony

1629

It strives to become a "city upon a hill."

1632: George Calvert founds Maryland.

1632

Praying Indians are converted to Christianity, and join Maryland's community

1632

1637: Anne Hutchinson is banished from Massachusetts.

1637

1637: The Pequot War is fought against Metacomet.

1637

1639: The Fundamental Orders of Connecticut are created.

1639

1639: The Fundamental Orders of New Haven are created.

1639

1642: William Berkeley is appointed governor of Virginia

1642

1642-1649: English Civil War is fought

1642 - 1649

1644: Roger Williams receives the charter for Rhode Island

1644

1649: The Act Concerning Religion is created.

1649

1649: Oliver Cromwell is named “protector”

1649

1650: Society of Friends, who believed in "inner light", established in America

1650

1660: First Navigation Act Passed (Ports closed to non-English ships.)

1660

1660: Charles II appoints new propreitary colonies

1660

1663Second Navigation Act passed Ships leaving America must pass through England

1663

1664: Peter Stuyvesant surrenders to the Articles of Capitulation.

1664

1664: Articles of Capitulation keep patroons in power, but give England control.

1664

1669: Fundamental Constitution for Carolina created.

1669

1673: 3rd navigation act passed (Assurance of compliance with 1 and 2)

1673

1675: King Phillips war is fought.

1675

1676: Nathaniel Bacon incites Bacon's Rebellion.

1676

1681: William Penn receives a grant of land that becomes Pennsylvania

1681

1686: James II sets up the Dominion of New England.

1686

1688: The Glorious Revolution takes place.

1688

1689: Jacob Leisler assumes political position

1689

1689: John Coode incites another revolt.

1689

1689: The English Royalty is bestowed Maryland.

1689

1701: The Charter of Liberties is established in Pennsylvania

1701

Notes

This colony strives to become a "city upon a hill"

1629