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Colonial Settlement Key Events Maps Transcript Webography

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1607

Link to TranscriptLondon Company established

Link to Colonial Settlement

 

Link to TranscriptJamestown founded

1608

Québec founded by the French

1609

Hudson explores Hudson River for the Dutch

1610

Founding of Santa Fe

Link to Colonial Settlement

1611

Link to TranscriptFirst Virginia tobacco crop

1614

Fort Orange (Albany) founded by the Dutch

Link to Colonial Settlement

1619

Link to TranscriptVirginia House of Burgesses established

Link to Colonial Settlement

 

Link to TranscriptFirst African slaves arrive in Jamestown

Link to Colonial Settlement

1620

Link to TranscriptPlymouth colony founded

1622

Link to TranscriptPowhatan Confederacy attacks Virginia colony

1624

Dutch settle New Amsterdam

 

English colonize St. Christopher in Lesser Antilles

Link to Colonial Settlement

1630

Link to TranscriptMassachusetts Bay colony founded

Link to Colonial Settlement

1634

Link to TranscriptMaryland founded

Link to Colonial Settlement

1636

Link to TranscriptWilliams expelled from Massachusetts Bay, founds Providence

Link to Colonial Settlement

1636 -
1637

Link to TranscriptPequot War

Link to Colonial Settlement

1638

Link to TranscriptHutchinson expelled from Massachusetts Bay

Link to Colonial Settlement

1640

Sugar cultivation begins on Barbados

1642

Montréal founded by the French

Link to Colonial Settlement

1675 -
1676

Link to TranscriptKing Philip's war

Link to Colonial Settlement

1676

Link to TranscriptBacon's Rebellion

Link to Colonial Settlement

1691

Link to TranscriptMassachusetts becomes royal colony

An interactive, expanded timeline for the period before 1876 can be found in Program 13.



  

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