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The (un) Official United States History Cram Packet This is not intended as a substitute for regular study ……. But it is a powerful tool for review.
1492: Christopher Columbus “discovers” America 1494: Treaty of Tordesillas – divides world between Portugal and Spain 1497: John Cabot lands in North America. 1513: Ponce de Leon claims Florida for Spain. 1524: Verrazano explores North American Coast. 1539-1542: Hernando de Soto explores the Mississippi River Valley. 1540-1542: Coronado explores what will be the Southwestern United States. 1565: Spanish found the city of St. Augustine in Florida. 1579: Sir Francis Drake explores the coast of California. 1584 – 1587: Roanoke – the lost colony 1607: British establish Jamestown Colony – bad land, malaria, rich men, no gold - Headright System – land for population – people spread out 1608: French establish colony at Quebec. 1609: United Provinces establish claims in North America. 1614: Tobacco cultivation introduced in Virginia. – by Rolfe 1619: First African slaves brought to British America. Virginia begins representative assembly – House of Burgesses 1620: Plymouth Colony is founded. - Mayflower Compact signed – agreed rule by majority 1624 – New York founded by Dutch 1629: Mass. Bay founded – “City Upon a Hill” - Gov. Winthrop - Bi-cameral legislature, schools 1630: The Puritan Migration 1632: Maryland – for profit – proprietorship 1634 – Roger Williams banished from Mass. Bay Colony 1635: Connecticut founded 1636: Rhode Island is founded – by Roger Williams Harvard College is founded 1638 – Delaware founded – 1 st church, 1 st school 1649 – Maryland Toleration Act – for Christians – latter repealed 1650-1696: The Navigation Acts are enacted by Parliament. - limited trade, put tax on items 1660 – Half Way Covenant – get people back into church – erosion of Puritanism 1670: Charles II grants charter for Carolina colonies – Restoration Colony 1672: Blue Laws: Connecticut – death codes for disagreeing with parents or bible 1675 – 1676: King Phillip’s War (Metacom’s War) - New England colonies 1676: Bacons Rebellion – Virginia – Bacon wants frontier protection from royal Gov. Berkeley – put down - first uprising against British 1682: Pennsylvania is founded by William Penn. – Quaker – 1 st library – center of thought North Set up laws / codes Brought families Less land = closeness Social and economic mobility Puritan work ethic Better relations with Indians South Dependent on crop – kills land Less urbanized Poorer communication, transportation Indian problems Slower defense 1686: Dominion of New England – royal Gov. Andros – attempt to unify Northern colonies to curb independence – - Suspended liberties – town meetings - Failed – Andros left 1689-1713: King William's War (The War of the League of Augsburg). 1692: The Salem Witchcraft Trials.
1696: Parliamentary Act.

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