Salutary Neglect

British policy of avoiding strict enforcement of parliamentary laws, so clolonies would stay with Britian

Main

Settling of Jamestown

1607

first successful settlement of US

Virginia House of Burgesses

1619

first assembly of elected representatives of English colonists

Mayflower compact

1620

first governing document of Plymouth colony

Pilgrims land at Plymouth Rock

1620

Where mayflower landed

Fundamental orders of Connecticut

1639

how govt should be set up and govts rules and powers

Bacons rebellion

1676

armed rebellion by Virginia settlers led by Nathaniel Bacon against rule of William Berkeley. Was failure

Glorious revolution

1688

overthrow of king James II by English civilians

English bill of rights

1689

limits power of king, rights of parliament, have 2 elect ppl 2 parliament

Salem witch trials

1692

series of prosecutions and hearings of people accused of witch craft

John Peter Zenger

1734

freedom of press. Arrested 4 what he rote bout governor