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London Company creates Jamestown, near powerful Indian tribe led by Powhatan.

1607

Captian John Smith saves Jamestown by imposing work on colony.

1608

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 .

1612

Headright system created, giving new settlers land and settled ones more land.

1618

House of Burgesses became 1st meeting of an elected legistature.

1619

Pilgrims move from England to Plymouth Rock , and creates the Mayflower Compact.

1620

Squanto shows Pilgrims how to hunt and grow corn helping them to survive.

1621

New England gives pilgrims Plymouth and William Bradfor is chosen governor.

1621

Miles Standish makes semi-military regime and introduces flintlock rifle.

1622

Puritans acquired charter to make Massachusetts Bay Colony

1629

John Winthrop, governor of MA calls it "a city upon a hill."

1629

George Calvert's son,Cecilius, gains charter for territory of PA,DE,VA,and MD .

1632

"Praying indians" converted towards christianity.

1635

Pequot War was 1st major conflict between English and Pequot Indians.

1637

Anne Hutchinson banished from Massachusetts.

1637

Fundamental Articles of New Haven & Orders of Connecticut are made.

1639

Willian Berkeley is Virginia's governor, Parliament starts English Civil War.

1642

Oliver Crowmwell became "protector" of England for 9 years.

1642

Roger Williams gets charter for Rhode Island

1644

Act Concerning Religion pass, giving freedom of religion to all Christians.

1649

Society of Friends came from. Believed in following their “Inner light”

1650

Charles II appoints colonies as proprietary ventures. 1st Navigation Act passed.

1660

Navigation Acts formed the legal basis of England's mercantile system.

1663

Navigation Act 2 is passed, to go to Europe, must pass England.

1663

Stuyvesant surrenders. Articles of Capitulation assure "patroons" keep power.

1664

Fundamental Constitution For Carolina created, having land distribution.

1669

Navigation Act 3 passed,people sent to shipyards to watch colonies pass England.

1673

Nathaniel Bacon starts Bacon's Rebellion with unauthorized fight with Indians.

1675

Colonists fought with Metacomet/King Philip known as King Philip's War.

1675

James Oglethorpe founded Georgia .

1676

William Penn receives a grant of land that becomes Pennsylvania.

1681

King James II creats The Dominion of New England .

1686

King James II is overthrown in the Glorious Revolution

1688

Jacob Leisler puts himself into government, John Coode revolts.

1689

Charter of Liberties created in Pennsylvania. Penn agreed to do it for colony.

1701