Noah Tunnecliffe American Timeline

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In History
  • Roanoke

    Roanoke was the first English colony to be recorded. In 1587, 100 men, women, and children settled on Roanoke Island under the leadership of John White. This settlement will eventually become part of North Carolina. Soon after they settled on Roanoke, White returned to England to gather more supplies. It took white nearly three years to return to Roanoke. When he arrived, the settlement was deserted. The only clues was the word croatoan carved into the trees. Notes
  • Jamestown

    In 1607, the Virginia Company of London established a colony along the coast of Virginia. The colony got off to a rough start, only 38 of the 150 settlers survived the first winter. The settlement started off bad because it was on a swamp, the gentlemen refused to work, the winter was really bad, and the natives weren't friendly. John Smith emerged as Jamestown's leader. He declared that those who didn't work wouldn't eat. Then in 1612 John Rolfe and his wife, Pocahontas, planted a new cash crop
  • House of Burgesses

    House of Burgesses
    In 1619, the first legislature was made up of elected representatives in North America was established at Jamestown. Only property could vote to elect representatives to the House of Burgesses. In 1624, the debt ridden Virginia Company's charter was revoked. Virginia became a royal colony under King James I. Notes
  • Great Migration

    Great Migration
    In 1620, the Pilgrims started the Great Migration to the Americas to live righteous and spiritual lives, rather than trying to become rich. Only certain people were allowed to join the movement, those people consisted mostly of prosperous middle class families.
  • Mayflower Compact

    Mayflower Compact
    The Mayflower Compact was a set of rules for self-governance established by the English settlers who explored the New World on the Mayflower. The Pilgrims wanted to put an end to the rebellion before it even began, establishing a New World is hard enough as it is so they knew they needed as many productive law-abiding souls as possible to make the colony successful. It is unknown who originally wrote the Compact but historically credit is given too Separatists and pastor William Brewster.
  • New York

    New York
    New York is one of the original 13 colonies founded by the Dutch. It played a crucial political and strategic role during the American Revolution. Between 1892 and 1954, millions of immigrants arrived in the New York Harbor through Ellis Island on their journey to become U.S. citizens. New York City, is the largest city in the state, is home to the New York Stock Exchange and is a major international economic center.
  • Massachusetts Bay Colony/

    Massachusetts Bay Colony/
    The Massachusetts Bay Colony is one of the original English settlements in present-day Massachusetts settled in 1630 by a group of about 1,000 Puritan refugees from England. In 1629 the Massachusetts Bay Company had obtained from King Charles l a charter empowering the company to trade and colonize in New England between the Charles and Merrimack rivers. The intention of the crown was evidently to create merely a commercial company with what, stockholders, officers, and directors.
  • Maryland

    The first settlement was St. Mary's City. Unlike Virginias settlers Maryland settlers were in search of gold, made peace with the Natives, and established farms and trading posts, on the shores and island on Chesapeake. The most important crop harvested was tobacco which made them a lot of money.
  • Rhode Island

    Rhode Island
    Rhode Island was founded by five separate groups, most of whom had been kicked out or left Massachusetts. The colony was first named "Roodt Eylandt" by Dutch trader Adriaen Block, who had explored the Netherlands. The name means "red island" and it refers to the red clay that Block reported there.
  • Connecticut

    The Dutch established the first trading post on the Connecticut River valley in what is now the town of Hartford. The movement was part of a general way to get out of the Massachusetts Colony.
  • Maryland Toleration Act

    Maryland Toleration Act
    Long before the First Amendment, the assembly of Province of Maryland passed " An Act Concerning Religion," The act was meant to protect the Christian Faith in the colony. This meant speaking out against God was illegal and the punishment could vary to banishment or even death.
  • Carolina

    The Carolina Grant began as one entity. Geographical and Political disagreements among the English settlers cause the split. The North side were small tobacco farmers, not plantation builders. The South side developed a low agriculture system that relied on slave labor to grow and export cotton, rice, and indigo.
  • Bacon's Rebellion/

    Bacon's Rebellion/
    Jamestown was a very busy capital of Virginia. Now is is a smoldering ruin, and Nathaniel Bacon was one the run. He had spent several months gathering rebels in a bloody battle against William Berkeley. England forces would be coming soon so he told his men to bunker down in the woods, but to keep the fight up when they arrived. Bacon eventually died and his militia was stopped this is known as the first American colonist rebellion against Britain.
  • Pennsylvania

    Pennsylvania was one of the original 13 colonies, founded by William Penn as a haven for his fellow Quakers. Pennsylvania's capital, Philadelphia, was the site of the first and second Continental Congress in 1774 and 1775, the latter of which produced the Declaration of Independence, sparking the American Revolution.
  • Salem Witch Trials

    Salem Witch Trials
    A series of investigations and persecutions that caused 19 "witches" to be hanged and many other suspects to be put in jail in the Salem Village. The hunts were led to identify the so called witches rather than to pursue the individuals who were already thought to be witches. They were thought to be followers of Satan who had traded in their souls for his guidance.
  • Great Awakening/Enlightenment

    Great Awakening/Enlightenment
    They Great Awakening was a religious revival in the British American Colonies. It was part of a religious ferment which swept the western Europe in the latter part of the 17th century and the early 18th century, referred to as Pietism and Quietism in continental Europe among Protestants and Roman Catholics and as Evangelicalism under the leadership of John Wesely.
  • French-Indian War

    French-Indian War
    The French-Indian war was a nine year worldwide war fought between France and Great Britain. It determined control of the vast colonial territory of north America. Three earlier stages of this extended contest for oversea mastery.
  • Albany Plan

    Albany Plan
    The Albany Plan of Union was a plan to place the British North American colonies under a more centralized government. On July 10, 1754, representatives from seven of the British North American colonies adopted the plan. Although never carried out, the Albany Plan was the first important proposal to conceive of the colonies as a collective whole united under one government.
  • Proclamation of 1763

    Proclamation of 1763
    The Proclamation of 1763 was issued by the British at the end of the French and Indian War to appease Native Americans by checking the encroachment of European settlers on their lands. It created a boundary, known as the proclamation line, separating the British colonies on the Atlantic coast from American Indian lands west of the Appalachian Mountains. It has become one of the cornerstones of Native American law in the United States and Canada.
  • Salutary Neglect

    Salutary Neglect
    the Salutary Neglect was a policy of the British government from the early to mid-18th century regarding its North American colonies under which trade regulations for the colonies were laxly enforced and imperial supervision of internal colonial affairs was loose as long as the colonies remained loyal to the British government and contributed to the economic profitability of Britain.