Salutary Neglect was a highly undocumented, though long-lasting British policy of avoiding strict enforcement of parliamentary laws, meant to keep the American colonies obedient to England.
Jamestown was the first successful English settlement in North America. Jamestown was founded in the Colony of Virginia. Named for King James I of England.
Established by the Virginia Company. It was the first assembly of elected representatives of English colonists in North America. First meeting was held in Jamestown, Virginia.
Site of disembarkation of William Bradford and the Mayflower Pilgrims who founded Plymouth Colony in Plymouth, Massachusetts.
The first governing document of Plymouth Colony. Written by Separatists fleeing from religious persecution by King James of Great Britain.
Adopted by the Connecticut colony. Orders describe the government set up by the Connecticut River towns, setting its structure and powers.
Was an armed rebellion in 1676 by Virginia settlers. Led by young Nathaniel Bacon against the rule of William Berkeley.
Was the overthrow of King James II of England by a union of English Parliamentarians with the Dutch stadtholder William III.
An Act of the Parliament of England passed on December 16, 1689. Was a restatement in statutory form of the Declaration of Right.
Were a series of hearings and prosecutions of people accused of witchcraft in colonial Massachusetts. Hearings were conducted in a variety of towns across the province.
Was arrested and tried for libel against the governor. "The trial of Zenger in 1735 was the germ of American freedom, the morning star of that liberty which subsequently revolutionized America."