U.S. History Timeline 1601-1700

Year Body Era Subjects Country State
1607 The Jamestown colony is established as James Fort on May 14 by 104 male English settlers. 1601-1700 settlement British North America Virginia
1619 The first 20 Africans arrive at Jamestown as indentured servants on August 20. 1601-1700 settlement British North America Virginia
1620 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
1625 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
1670 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
1693 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.