American Colonial Timeline
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1606

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The Virginia Company sends settlers to build a colony in North America First settlement by John Smith

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1614

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John Rolfe learned to grow a type of tobacco using seeds from the West Indies. Virginia began to prosper due to tobacco being grown and sold.

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1619

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House of Burgesses met for the first time in a church in Jamestown. First Representative Government

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1620

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The Mayflower Compact pledged their loyalty to England and promises to obey the laws. The Mayflower Compact was written by William Bradford and was a necessary step in the development of Representative Government in America.

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1639

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The Fundamental Orders of Connecticut was the first written constitution in America. It was written by Thomas Hooker and it described the organization of Representative Government in detail.



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