Brief Timeline - Brief Timeline 1607Jamestown the first...

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Brief Timeline 1607 Jamestown, the first permanent English settlement in America, is established by the London Company in southeast Virginia (May 14 o.s.) . 1619 The House of Burgesses, the first representative assembly in America, meets for the first time in Virginia (July 30 o.s.). The first African slaves are brought to Jamestown (summer) . 1620The Plymouth Colony in Massachusetts is established by Pilgrims from England (Dec. 11 o.s.) . Before disembarking from their ship, the Mayflower, 41 male passengers sign the Mayflower Compact , an agreement that forms the basis of the colony's government. 1650 Colonial population is estimated at 50,400. 1664English seize New Amsterdam (city and colony) from the Dutch and rename it New York (Sept.). 1752Britain and the British colonies switch from the Julian to the Gregorian calendar (Sept. 2). 1754–1763 French and Indian War : Final conflict in the ongoing struggle between the British and French for control of eastern North America. The British win a decisive
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This note was uploaded on 05/01/2008 for the course POLISCI 101 taught by Professor Laraja during the Spring '08 term at UMass (Amherst).

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