Basically slaves traded across the Atlantic.. not sure if the start date is correct
Major diplomatic events (Wars are included in 'main' because of their impact!!!)
King Phillip's War
1675 - 1676
Wampanog Tribe in New England unite against white encroachment, defeated by New England Confederation. Basically ended Indian resistance in New England.
French and Indian War
1754 - 1763
September 1774 - March 1783
War of 1812
June 1812 - March 1815
April 1846 - February 1848
April 1861 - April 1865
April 1898 - August 1898
June 1899 - July 1902
World War One
1917 - 1918
World War Two
December 1941 - September 1945
1947 - 1991
1950 - 1953
1953 - 1975
August 1990 - February 1991
War on "Terror"
October 2001 - Present
Major political events
First permanant British settlement in the New World
Plymouth Colony Founded
Massachusetts Bay Colony Founded
Rhode Island Founded
1636 - 1644
Founded by Roger Williams, who was upset with religious doctrine in Massachusetts Bay, and founded RI as a liberal place with free religion and policies.
Hartford and New Haven Founded
1636 - 1637
Attracted by fertile river valley, founded out of upset over the authorities in the Massachusetts colony.
New England Confederation
1643 - 1684
Military alliance between Plymouth, Massachusetts, New Haven, and Hartford to protect from Native American threat. Ended by colonial rivalries and English control.
New York Founded
Duke of York dispatches army that takes control of Dutch colony founded and leaded by Peter Stuyvesant. Consists of Hudson Valley and Manhattan area.
New Haven and Hartford join to form the Connecticut colony
South Carolina founded, becomes rice-based plantations.
North Carolina founded, small self-sufficient tobacco farms.
New Jersey Founded
Made out of territorial gifts from Duke of York James II
1676 - 1677
Rebellion against governor of Virginia Sir William Berkeley. Bacon was upset about the 'backwood farmers' being ignored by government and not being protected from Indian attacks. He rebelled by murdering Indians and defeating forces sent to stop him. He then died of dysentery and the rebellion collapsed.
New Hampshire Formed
New Hampshire separates from the Massachusetts colony
Founded by William Penn as a haven for Quakers
Delaware formed from lower counties of Pennsylvania who were often neglected
North and South Carolina formed from original proprietorship due to differences
Founded as buffer between S. Carolina and Florida, and as a place to relieve overcrowded jails and indebted prisoners