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Colonial Timeline 1620-1692

Page history last edited by Mr. Hengsterman 2 months, 1 week ago

 

1620

Pilgrims (radical separatists) establish colony in Plymouth, Massachusetts.  Sign the Mayflower Compact.

 

1629
Massachusetts Bay founded by non-separatist Puritans out of fear for their faith and England's future.

 

1635–36

Pequot Indian War (Massachusetts)

 

1636

After a disagreement with Puritan leaders  over the limitation of suffrage, Thomas Hooker, a preacher from Massachusetts,
led his Puritan congregation to the river in search of rich farmland and political inclusion.  

 

 1638 

New Haven, Connecticut  founded by Puritans wanting stricter and closer church-gov't alliance than
Massachusetts with the government more closely linked to the church

 

 

1642–48

English Civil War 

 

1644

Rhode Island is founded by Roger Williams on freedom of religion, even for Jews, Catholics and Quakers

 

1650

First Navigation Act (mercantilism)

 

1664

English conquer New Netherlands (New York)

 

1675–76

King Philip’s (Metacomet’s) War (Massachusetts)

 

1676

Bacon’s Rebellion (Virginia)

 

1680

Pope's Rebellion (Pueblo Revolt)

 

1682

Pennsylvania founded a proprietary colony that provided a place of religious freedom for Quakers.

 

1688–89

English Glorious Revolution and Bill of Rights

 

1691

Massachusetts becomes royal colony

 

1692
Salem Witch hunts

 

1739

First Great Awakening 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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