(1585) An attempt to establish a permanent English settlement in America. The final group of colonists went missing.
(1492) Who first traveled to America and why.
(1620) The Mayflower transported 102 English Pilgrims, including a core group of Separatists, to New England.
(1744-1748) Military operations in North America that formed part of the War of the Austrian Succession. It was the third of the four French and Indian Wars.
(1752) Benjamin Franklin’s experiment sought to uncover the nature of electricity.
(1733-1734) A trial that paved the way for freedom of press in America.
(1653) Discover the original purpose of New York City’s most famous “wall.”
(1659-1661) These four famous Quakers were hanged in Boston. Find out why.
(1621) When Pilgrims celebrated at Plymouth for three days after their first harvest.
(1622) A Jamestown massacre led by the Powhatan Confederacy that left 347 English settlers dead.
(1636-1638) Anne Hutchinson was at the center of this religious and political conflict in the Massachusetts Bay Colony.
(1676) The first rebellion in the American colonies by discontented frontiersmen who rose up against the rule of Virginia Governor William Berkeley.
(1689-1763) A series of intermittent conflicts in America that represented colonial events related to the European dynastic wars.
(1692-1693) A series of hearings and prosecutions of people accused of witchcraft in colonial Massachusetts.
(1686) Arguably the most famous tree in America, the oak was a hiding spot for the Connecticut royal charter.
There’s a first time for everything. Read about many “firsts” in American history.
(1607) Refresh your memory on the famous tale of a Native American girl risking it all to save a colonist.