The establishment of the Colonies of United States

The following events took place between 1587 and 1720 and represent the founding of the colonies that became the United States. Click on an item to learn more.

The Events

 

 

1587

Roanoke Colony Founded

The first attempt to start a colony failed

1775

Spanish Armada Defeated

This battle guaranteed that the English would rule North America

1607

Jamestown Founded

The first successful colony was founded here

1610

Spanish Founded Sante Fe

The Spanish extended the cliam to North America by founding Sante Fe

1614

Pocahontas Weds John Rolfe

In a story the Disney would make famous Pocahontas marries John Rolfe

1618

First Blacks Brought to America

Slavery Began in North America when the first blacks were brought as indentured servants

1620

Mayflower Lands at Plymouth Rock

The most famous ship brings the first settlers to New England

1622

New Hampshire Founded

A seperate colony was established and eventually became the state of New Hampshire

1624

New Netherlands Founded

The Dutch established their first and only colony in North America

1630

Massachusetts Bay Colony Founded

Boston was founded and with it the Mass Bay Colony

1634

Catholics Found Maryland

The first colony was established for Catholics it became Maryland

1635

Roger Williams Founds Rhode Island

Looking for greater freedom Roger Williams founded a new colony Rhode Island

1637

Settlers Killed 500

The settlers of New England fought a war with the Pequot Indians.

1638

Connecticut Founded

Settlers from Massachusetts founded a new colony Connecticut

1638

New Sweden Founded

Deleware was founded by Swedes

1654

First Jews Arrive

Jews who had fled from the Portugues Empire arrived at the colony of New Netherlands

1659

Quakers Exectued

The vews of the Quakers were not tolerated in the Bay Colony

1660

Quaker Woman Hanged

After returning the colony Mary Dyler was hung

1663

Carolinas Founded

The colonies of the Carolinas was founded by the English

1664

Dutch Yield New Netherlands

The Dutch were forced to give up their colony to the British

1665

New Jersey Founded

New Jersey was seperated from New York and became its own colony

1667

Bacon Rebellion

The first rebellion in North America took place in Virginia

1681

Pennsylvania Founded

William Penn founded Pennsylvania. It was to be a Quaker colony

1682

LaSalle Claims the Mississippi

The biggest river in North America was cliamed by La Salle for Spain

1690

Salem Witchery

Many women in Salem were accused of being wiches in Salem

1733

Georgia Founded

A colony was established for the poor it was called Geogia

1739

Slave Rebellion

The first slave rebellion in North America took place in Virginia