The Southern Colonies - Good & Bad Times Creating the South

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  • The Colony of Virgina

    The Colony of Virgina
    Jamestown, Virginia was the first permanent English settlement established in the New World. Founded by the London Company in 1607 to make profits.
  • Bad times in Virginia - The Starving Time 1609-1610

    Bad times in Virginia - The Starving Time 1609-1610
    Almost everyone in the Jamestown Colony died from starvation diseases. Settlers were forced to eat snakes, vipers, rats, mice, musk turtles, cats, dogs, horses, and perhaps even raptors. In addition, multiple gruesome stories suggest, and archaeological evidence has partially corroborated, that settlers devoured each other.
  • Good Times in VA - Here comes Tobacco

    Good Times in VA - Here comes Tobacco
    Tobacco Farming Begins in VA 1619
    Beginning in 1619 the General Assembly put in place requirements for the inspection of tobacco and mandated the creation of port towns and warehouses. This system assisted in the development of major settlements at Norfolk, Alexandria, and Richmond.
  • Up Next - Colony of Maryland is Established 1632

    Up Next - Colony of Maryland is Established 1632
    In 1649, Maryland passed the Toleration Act, which gave religious freedom to all Christians in the colony. Over time, many members of the Anglican Church settled in Maryland. In 1702, it became the colony's official church.
  • A Great Time for Establishing Maryland

    A Great Time for Establishing Maryland
    By 1634, Maryland became one of the few territories of England to be predominately Catholic. Their settlement became known as St. Mary’s and is currently the fourth oldest permanent British settlement in America.
  • The North Carolina Colony

    The North Carolina Colony
    The Carolina Colony (later the North Carolina Colony) was founded in 1653.
  • The Carolinas - United

    The Carolinas - United
    South Carolina, part of the original Province of Carolina, was founded in 1663 when King Charles II gave the land to eight noble men known as The Lords Proprietors. At the time, the province included both North Carolina and South Carolina.
  • Bad Times for the Colony of Georgia - Yamassee War (1715-1716)

    Bad Times for the Colony of Georgia - Yamassee War (1715-1716)
    The colony of Georgia, located directly in between the English colony of South Carolina, and the Spanish colony of Florida, was the subject of frequent military invasions by both sides until the Yamassee War (1715-1716) left the area devoid of people.
  • The Colony of South Carolina

    The Colony of South Carolina
    South Carolina, part of the original Province of Carolina, was founded in 1663 when King Charles II gave the land to eight noble men known as The Lords Proprietors. At the time, the province included both North Carolina and South Carolina. North and South Carolina became separate royal colonies in 1729.
  • The Carolina Split

    The Carolina Split
    In 1729, the Lord Proprietors sold their interests in the Carolina colony back to the English Crown, and North and South Carolina became separate royal colonies.
  • The Colony of Georgia

    The Colony of Georgia
    In 1732, James Oglethorpe received a royal charter for the Province of Georgia. It was named after King George II. Oglethorpe imagined the area as a refuge for England’s poor people, who were crowded together in debtor’s prisons.
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    The Southern Colonies: The Establishment of the South

    My timeline shows when the Southern Region's Colonies established and how the people lived.