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The Colonial Period

The Colonial Period in U.S. history was a time of settlement, discovery, and hardship.

  • Original Inhabitants - This table is intended to indicate the location of certain native groups at the time of colonization. Colonial boundaries were irrelevant to their way of life. Colony Original Inhabitants Conn... Continue Reading
  • King Philip's War - During the days of Massasoit, sachem (chief) of the Wampanoag, the tribe occupied the lands from the eastern side of Narragansett Bay to Cape Cod, including Martha`s Vineyard and Nantucket. Massasoit... Continue Reading
  • Bacon's Rebellion - During the 1670s, the administration of veteran Virginia governor Sir William Berkeley became unpopular with small farmers and frontiersmen, because of the following reasons: Restrictions on the righ... Continue Reading
  • Mayflower Compact - The Pilgrim fathers aboard the Mayflower were uneasy as they prepared to set foot on North American soil in late 1620. Their concern was rooted in two issues: It was apparent that the Mayflower voya... Continue Reading
  • First Thanksgiving, Wampanoags - There probably wasn't any turkey.... Continue Reading
  • Marquette and Joliet - Father Marquette, a Jesuit priest, missionary and explorer, was instrumental in expanding French influence in early New France. He was born in the northern French city of Laon, where his strong relig... Continue Reading
  • Plymouth Colony - The Virginia Company of Plymouth, a group of English merchant investors, had failed to establish permanent colonies in the northern reaches of what was then known as Virginia. The stockholders' spi... Continue Reading
  • Massachusetts Bay Colony - The 1620s were a time of political and religious turmoil in England. The protracted struggle for supremacy between monarch and Parliament reached new heights in 1629, when Charles I disbanded the riv... Continue Reading
  • Cotton Mather - Cotton Mather was a member of one of the most distinguished early Massachusetts families. Born in Boston, the son of Increase Mather and the grandson of John Cotton and Richard Mather, young Mather... Continue Reading
  • Benjamin Franklin - As diplomat, scientist, writer, printer and political philosopher, Benjamin Franklin was one of the truly dominant figures of the 18th century. Born on January 17, 1706, into a large family in Bost... Continue Reading
  • French and Indian War - Date Northern Events Western Events Other Events 1753 French begin construction of forts in West, including Ft. Duquesne (1754) 1754 ... Continue Reading
  • Slavery - Slaves were first introduced into the English colonies in the early seventeenth century.... Continue Reading