Colonial Times 1607-1789

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Colonial Era and Revolutionary War (1607-1789)[edit | edit source]

The colonies grew from Jamestown with the English at Chesapeake Bay to Quebec with the French. African slaves were brought into Jamestown. The Dutch settled in New York and other areas. European colonization of North America (the "new world") was an intrusion of terrain controlled and established for centuries by Native Americans. With the interactions of this melting pot of diverse people began the complex process of European colonization in the western hemisphere.

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  • 1764-1766: England places taxes on sugar that comes from their North American colonies. England also requires colonists to buy stamps to help pay for royal troops. Colonists protest, and the Stamp Act is repealed in 1766.
  • 1770: March 5; The Boston Massacre: English troops fire on a rock-throwing crowd protesting English taxes.
  • 1771: May 16; Battle of Alamance in North Carolina
  • 1772: June 9; The 1st naval Battle of the American Revolution off the coast of Rhode Island. The Gaspée Affair.
  • 1772: The Watauga Association in what would become Tennessee, declares itself independent.
  • 1773: May 10; The Parliament passes the Tea Act
  • 1773: Association of the Sons of Liberty in New York published by local Sons of Liberty (December 15
  • 1773: December 16; Boston Tea Party: English tea is thrown into the harbor by residents disguised as Indians to protest a tax on tea.
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Published Histories

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Sources[edit | edit source]

  1. The Journal of the Jamestown Rediscovery Center has a full text of several volumes by various authors.
  2. Blaxland, George Cuthbert. Mayflower" Essays on the Story of the Pilgrim Fathers. Published by Ward & Downey, 1896 Original from Harvard University. Digitized Aug 28, 2006. 146 pages. Full text available at Google books As Told in Governor Bradford's Ms. History of the Plymouth Plantation : with a Reproduction of Captain John Smith's Map of New England
  3. The Commerce of Louisiana During the French Régime, 1699-1763. Surrey, Nancy Maria Miller. Published by Columbia University, 1916. Item notes: v. 71, no. 1. Original from Princeton University, Digitized Jul 16, 2008. 476 pages. Full text available at Google Books
  4. North Carolina: A Royal Province 1729-1775; Raper, Charles Lee. Published by University press, 1901. Original from Harvard University. Digitized Sep 12, 2006 71 pages. Full text available at Google Books
  5. Edwards, Jonathan (C. Goen, editor) The Great-Awakening: A Faithful Narrative Collected contemporary comments and letters; 1972, Yale University Press, ISBN 0-300-01437-6.
  6. Worldcat
  7. Frothingham, Louis Adams. A Brief History of the Constitution and Government of Massachusetts: With a Chapter on Legislative Procedure. Published by Harvard University, 1916. Original from Harvard University. Digitized Jul 1, 2008. 140 pages. Full text available at Google Books.
  8. Northwest Ordinance - Wikipedia