American Colonial Timeline
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Virginia company settles in Jamestown December 1606 and 1607

The Virginia company was a joint stock company. They sent 144 in 3 ships to build a new colony in North America, forty of them died during voyage.

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John Rolfe 1614

John Rolfe learned how to grow a type of tobacco using seeds from the West. First crop was sold in England in 1614.

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House of Burgess July 30,1619

Ten towns in a colony each sent two representatives it was called "Burgesses to assembly". The assembly had the to make local laws for the colony.

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Mayflower Compact 1620

In 1620 pilgrims boarded the Mayflower. Passengers planned to settle in the Virginia Colony. Before going ashore, pilgrims drew up a formal document called the Mayflower compact.

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Fundamental orders of Connecticut 1639

Hartford and two other towns, agreed to form a colony. They adopted a plan of government called the "Fundamental Orders Of Connecticut.



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