London Company creates Jamestown, near powerful Indian tribe led by Powhatan.
Captian John Smith saves Jamestown by imposing work on colony.
Jamestown experiences starving time(famine), but Lord De La Warr supplies food.
1609 - 1610
John Rolfe grows tabacco and sold them, making it become a staple cash crop .
Headright system created, giving new settlers land and settled ones more land.
House of Burgesses became 1st meeting of an elected legistature.
Pilgrims move from England to Plymouth Rock , and creates the Mayflower Compact.
New England gives pilgrims Plymouth and William Bradfor is chosen governor.
Squanto shows Pilgrims how to hunt and grow corn helping them to survive.
Miles Standish makes semi-military regime and introduces flintlock rifle.
John Winthrop, governor of MA calls it "a city upon a hill."
Puritans acquired charter to make Massachusetts Bay Colony
George Calvert's son,Cecilius, gains charter for territory of PA,DE,VA,and MD .
"Praying indians" converted towards christianity.
Anne Hutchinson banished from Massachusetts.
Pequot War was 1st major conflict between English and Pequot Indians.
Fundamental Articles of New Haven & Orders of Connecticut are made.
Oliver Crowmwell became "protector" of England for 9 years.
Willian Berkeley is Virginia's governor, Parliament starts English Civil War.
Roger Williams gets charter for Rhode Island
Act Concerning Religion pass, giving freedom of religion to all Christians.
Society of Friends came from. Believed in following their “Inner light”
Charles II appoints colonies as proprietary ventures. 1st Navigation Act passed.
Navigation Act 2 is passed, to go to Europe, must pass England.
Navigation Acts formed the legal basis of England's mercantile system.
Stuyvesant surrenders. Articles of Capitulation assure "patroons" keep power.
Fundamental Constitution For Carolina created, having land distribution.
Navigation Act 3 passed,people sent to shipyards to watch colonies pass England.
Colonists fought with Metacomet/King Philip known as King Philip's War.
Nathaniel Bacon starts Bacon's Rebellion with unauthorized fight with Indians.
James Oglethorpe founded Georgia .
William Penn receives a grant of land that becomes Pennsylvania.
King James II creats The Dominion of New England .
King James II is overthrown in the Glorious Revolution
Jacob Leisler puts himself into government, John Coode revolts.
Charter of Liberties created in Pennsylvania. Penn agreed to do it for colony.