13 Colonies

Timeline created by Laz Larson
  • Jamestown, Virginia founded 1607

    Jamestown, Virginia founded 1607
  • Jamestown, Virginia

    Jamestown, Virginia
    First winter had a high mortality rate
  • Jamestown Virginia

    Jamestown Virginia
    John Smith founded the Jamestown colony
  • Massachusetts

    Massachusetts
    Founded in 1630 by John Winthrop
  • Massachusetts

    Massachusetts
    Major industries such as agriculture(fish, corn, live stock ) and manufacturing (lumbering, shipbuilding)
  • Massachusetts

    Massachusetts
    Named after the Massachusetts tribe meaning large hill place
  • New Hamshire

    New Hamshire
    Founded in 1623
  • New Hamshire

    New Hamshire
    New Hampshire is created as a fishing colony by Captain John Mason. It is named for Hampshire County in England
  • Maryland

    Maryland
    Named after King Charles 1's wife Queen Henrietta Maria
  • Maryland

    Maryland
    Founded as a refuge for Catholics
  • Maryland

    Maryland
    Founded by Lord Baltimore in 1633
  • Rhode Island(Providence)

    Rhode Island(Providence)
    Founded in 1636 by Roger Williams
  • Connecticut

    Connecticut
    Found in 1626
  • Connecticut

    Connecticut
    Puritan minister Thomas Hooker and Governor John Haynes of the Massachusetts Bay Colony establish River Colony, later called Connecticut. Hooker lost support in Massachusetts for his belief in government being led by the consent of the people, not just God's will.
  • Rhode Island

    Rhode Island
    After being kicked out Massachusetts for his belief in the separation of church and state, Roger Williams goes to live with the Narragansett Indians. He forms Providence, which will be the capital of Rhode Island
  • Delaware

    Delaware
    Founded in 1638 by Peter Minuit and the new Sweden Company
  • Delaware

    Delaware
    Peter Minuit of the Netherlands establishes a colony called New Sweden. Minuit later is forced to give up the colony when King Charles II takes control of the area called "New Netherland" and tells him to give it to his brother James, the Duke of York. James renames New Sweden Delaware.
  • Carolina

    Carolina
    founded in 1653
  • Carolina

    Carolina
    A group of Virginians establishes Carolina.
    Acting on a charter from King Charles II, eight noblemen from Virginia create a settlement south of Virginia. They call it Carolina, although it is divided into North Carolina and South Carolina when the crown takes control of the colony in 1729.
  • New York

    New York
    Named New York after the Duke of York
  • New Jersey

    New Jersey
    founded in 1664
  • New Jeresy

    New Jeresy
    James, the Duke of York, gives land from New Netherland to his friends Lord Berkeley and Sir George Carteret. They call the colony New Jersey and advertise it as a place of religious freedom.
  • New York

    New York
    With the Duke of York in control of the former Dutch trading post, he renames it New York. The city the Dutch called New Amsterdam becomes New York City
  • Pennsylvania

    Pennsylvania
    founded in 1682
  • Pennsylvania

    Pennsylvania
    Pennsylvania is established by William Penn.
    Acting on a land grant that is owed to his deceased father, William Penn creates a colony to serve as a refuge for Quakers under persecution in England. By 1700, it grows to be the third largest colony in the New World.
  • Georgia

    Georgia
    founded in 1732
  • Georgia

    Georgia
    James Oglethorpe establishes the colony of Georgia.
    King Charles II grants James Oglethorpe a royal charter to establish a colony between Florida and South Carolina. Georgia is created to act as a barrier between Spain, which owns Florida, and the British colonies. It is also intended to provide a place for those recently released from debtors prison to have a fresh start