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A Biography of America

English Settlement – Key Events

1607

London Company established

Jamestown founded

1608

Québec founded by the French

1609

Hudson explores Hudson River for the Dutch

1610

Founding of Santa Fe

1611

First Virginia tobacco crop

1614

Fort Orange (Albany) founded by the Dutch

1619

Virginia House of Burgesses established

First African slaves arrive in Jamestown

1620

Plymouth colony founded

1622

Powhatan Confederacy attacks Virginia colony

1624

Dutch settle New Amsterdam

English colonize St. Christopher in Lesser Antilles

1630

Massachusetts Bay colony founded

1634

Maryland founded

1636

Williams expelled from Massachusetts Bay, founds Providence

1636 - 1637

Pequot War

1638

Hutchinson expelled from Massachusetts Bay

1640

Sugar cultivation begins on Barbados

1642

Montréal founded by the French

1675 - 1676

King Philip’s war

1676

Bacon’s Rebellion

1691

Massachusetts becomes royal colony

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