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Paleo Indians reach Maine

8500 BC

First people to reach Maine

Susquehanna Tradition

3700 BC - 3500 BC

Red paint people live in Maine

3000 BC

Archaic

1500 BC

Archaic people disappear

Ceramic make pottery

1000 BC

Esteban Gomez

1525

He explores Maine for Spain

Sir Fernando Gorges life

1565 - 1647

Really fueled Maine's government

Jamestown is founded

1607

Popham is founded as well

Mayflower reaches New England

1620

First English people to reach Massachusetts

First governor of Massachusetts

1630

The first governor name was John Winthrop

Gorges nephew becomes governor of Maine

1635

His full name was William Gorges. He served for one year.

Thomas Gorges becomes governor of Maine

1640 - 1643

Thomas Gorges left Maine for England in 1643

English captures Acadia

1654

They renamed the land Nova Scotia

French recaptures Acadia

1670

They renamed it Acadia

Population of English colonists

1670 - 1680

3,500

King Phillip's War

1675 - 1678

The English encroach on Wabanaki land

The purchase of Maine

1677

Massachusetts General Court bought Maine from Sir Fernando Gorges' heirs

King William's War

1688 - 1699

Wabanaki confederacy begins

York Massacre

1692

Killed Wabanaki people

Phips' Treaty

1693

The treaty is unfair to Wabanaki

Father Sebastien Rale's mission

1694

He sent many letters to the Massachusetts's governor requesting that the English move off Wabanaki land along the Kennebec river.

Queen Anne's War

1703 - 1713

English settlements spread North and East

Dummer's War

1721 - 1727

English move farther up Kennebec

King George's War

1744 - 1749

It ignited violence in the new world

The French Indian War

1754 - 1763

Many Wabanaki tribes tried to remain neutral

French Revolution

1789 - 1799

Embargo of 1808

1808

War of 1812

1812 - 1814

Maine state Constitution

1819

Written in Portland

Maine and Canada border agreement

1842

Creates present day border