AHIS305 Colonial America Course Timeline
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Colonial America to 1763A collaborative timeline of events for Fall 2017 Colonial America to 1763, University at Albanyhttps://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/1/1b/University_at_Albany%2C_SUNY_Seal.svg
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20178282017828First day of classThis is an example event--red columns are required, gray columns are not. If you include an image or video, make sure the image/video link goes directly to the image/video url, not to the page the image is on! Make sure to check this before finishing, and include a credit and caption for any image you use.http://ww3.hdnux.com/photos/55/16/51/11856458/3/920x920.jpgBrittany Gregory, Times Union http://www.timesunion.com/local/article/Call-for-UAlbany-sanctuary-campus-10633887.phpUAlbany campusAlbany
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1541French Expedition
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1583NewfoundlandSir Humphrey Gilbert claimed authroity under the Queen of England at the fishing camps which were important for whalers and seal hunters (94)English
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16201630TradeThe Huron supplied a majority of the pelts in New France but the Huron had usually not killed the animals themselves (100)Native
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16096BattleChamplain and some French joined a large war party to attack the Iroquois who were led by 3 war chiefs. The chiefs were killed by guns and subsequently the Iroquois ran off in fear (101)French
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16331635EpidemicsSmallpox and measles killed half of the Iroquois and the survivors blamed the Huron (104)Native
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16098Fur TradeHenry Hudson initiates a fur trade with the Mohawk on the river later named after him (105)Albany
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161JesuitsFrench sent 4 priests to begin converting the Indians. This led to years of the priests only converting people on their death bed and those who thought they would be left without a husband or wife. (108)French
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1649BattleIroquois captured and killed hundreds of Hurons and destroyed the villages of the Huron or they were abandoned. Jesuits attempted to Baptize as many people as they could. (112)Native
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16881715Death, BurialAn older Seneca man is buired in an outift incorporating European metal goods and clothing in Ganundasaga. (1)Native
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1709TradeCanowaacightuea trades Evert Wendell 2 beaver and a marten pelt for a French coat in Albany, 200 miles from her home in Ganundasaga. (1)Native, French
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1710GoodsThe threadcount and quality of Seneca clothing both see notable increases. (11)Native
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1980112ExcavationCharles Wray excavates the older Seneca man's grave and deposits his findings at the Rochester Museum. (2)Excavator, researcher
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1585RoanokeSir Walter Ralegh sent 100 men to settle a small island off of NC, it was protected from the Spanish but was too sandy and infertile to form stable agriculture
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1607ChesapeakeAnother attepmt by the English to create a colony in the New World. Hidden inside the bay, it would still be protected from the Spanish, but with fertile land supported by the many rivers flowing into the bay it would become a very important place later on.English
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1607April26JamestownUnder King James I, the Virginia Company was incorporated and given a charter to colonize and govern Virginia. They settled along the north bank of the James RiverEnglish
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1632Maryland“Proprietary colony”, Maryland, was given to Lord Baltimore, a Catholic, to show that Protestants and Catholics could live together in harmonyEnglish
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1676Bacon's RebellionNathaniel Bacon led a revolt against the powers in Virginia because the poor blamed them for their lack in ability to be able to support theselves and for not letting them attack the Natives living on the outskirts of the colonyEnglish
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1658MassachusettsA bill was passed which prohibited all Quakers from living in the colony or face the penalty of death. Those who were considered unremorseful Quakers, as well as others who defied the Puritan theology were jailed.Religion
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173999Stono Rebellion A slave rebellion took place near the Stono River outside of Charls Town Carolina. Approximately 20 slaves steal guns to lead a revolt and began marching toward Spanish Florida to try to find freedom. In the process of this march, the slave number grew to almost 100, and they killed approximately 20 white colonists and burned 7 plantations. The revolt was put down the following day and almost all the rebels were killed, leading to the implementation of a much more harsh slave plantation system.Slavery
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1715Act Concerning Servants and SlavesThis law specified the punishment that masters and court could implement on runaways Slavery
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1642July10Skirmish at HullA failed raid attempt by Royalists on the town of Hull. This was the first military engagement of the English Civil WarEnglish
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1641December1Grand RemonstranceA list of greivances of the King against the people of England was presented by Parliamentarians to King Charles. This document staked out Parliament's problems with Charles and proposed restrictions on the King's powerEnglish
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1642August22English Civil War officially beginsKing Charles raised his standard (flag) at Nottingham, making his declaration of war against Parliament official.English
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1646May5Charles surrendersCharles surrenders at NewarkEnglish
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1651September3English Civil War endsEnglish
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1685King Charles II diesPasses power to brother, Duke of York, who becomes James II (275)English
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1688NovemberGlorious RevolutionWilliam, Dutch Prince of Orange, succesfully attacked/infiltrated England. William and Mary seized throne and allowed religious tolerance under thier Protestant regime - known as Glorious Revolution. (278)English
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16891697England's Nine years WarFought against France. Wanted to preserve Protestant regime, protect the Dutch, and hold over Ireland and the New Colonies. (292)English
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1692Salem Witch Trials take placeAccusations of Witchcraft take place in Salem, Massachusetts. Due to the underdeveloped judicial system, 20 end up getting executed as the accusations grew more dire.English
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17021713The War of Spanish Succession England holds off looming threat of a French/Spanish alliance after Spanish crown was left vacant in 1700.English
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1630"Great Migration"A Puritan emigration under John Winthrop that went to Massachusetts and established a republic.English
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1753Act to prevent slaves to prevent masters of ships and vessels to from clandestinely arrying servants and slaves passed in AnnapolisHouse of Delegates tried to hault Black runaways who gravitated to Chronically shorthanded ships in hopes of replacing white deserters in the Chesapeake. ( pg 25)Slavery
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173791750's"Walking Purchase" establishedKnown as on of the most notorious land swindle initiatives of the colonial period. Thomas Penn and James Logan exploit Pennsylvania’s Covenant Chain alliance and sever any remaining relationship with the Lenni Lenape. This becomes Pennsylvania’s introduction into the standard of violence that centered the other colonies. (pg. 323)Pennsylvania
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1735John Peter Zenger TrialJohn Peter Zanger was put on trial for his piece written about the governor, William Crosby. (xi-xiii)New York Burning
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1737“Full and Particular Account of the Negro Plot in Antigoa" written by ZengerJohn Peter Zanger wrote this piece which then spread propaganda. This united the clashing white political parties, they put aside thier differences to target the african americans. “Whereby all the white inhabitants of this island were to be murdered and a new form of government to be established by the slaves themselves and they entirely to possess the island.” (11)
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17414211741831King vs Quack and CuffeA trial after a string of 13 fires broke out in March of 1741 suspected to be negro related. The fires led to mass panic and many executions and arrests were made in New York City. In all 34 people died; 17 blacks were hung and 13 were burned at the stake. While 4 white conspirators(2 male, 2 female) were also executed. New York Burning
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