U.S. History Timeline 1601-1700
|1607||The Jamestown colony is established as James Fort on May 14 by 104 male English settlers.||1601-1700||settlement||British North America||Virginia|
The first 20 Africans arrive at Jamestown as indentured servants on August 20.
|1601-1700||settlement||British North America||Virginia|
One hundred and four men, women and children who become known as the Pilgrims arrive at Plymouth Rock on November 11.
|1601-1700||settlement||British North America||Massachusetts|
The non-Indian population of the English colonies is approximately 2,000.
|1601-1700||population||British North America||N.A.|
|1636||Harvard College is established in Cambridge, Massachusetts Colony on September 8. Harvard is the first college established in North America.||1601-1700||education||British North America||Massachusetts|
The Virginia Colonial Assembly disenfranchises landless men.
|1601-1700||politics||British North America||Virginia|
|1676||Bacon's Rebellion begins on July 30 when 29 year old William Bacon issues "The Declaration of the People of Virginia" and then with 1,000 followers marches on the colonial capital at Williamsburg. The rebellion is defeated by January, 1677.||1601-1700||politics||British North America||Virginia|
|1692||The first Salem witch trial begin in Massachusetts on June 2. The trials continue until May 1693. Thirteen women and six men were executed for witchcraft between June 10 and September 22.||1601-1700||law||British North America||Massachusetts|
The College of William and Mary is founded in Williamsburg, Virginia Colony on February 8.
|1601-1700||education||British North America||Virginia|
|1700||The population of the thirteen English colonies is estimated at 250,000.||1601-1700||population||British North America||N.A.|