AP U.S. History Notes

1650 and earlier

  • 1430: Portuguese start voyages down the west coast of Africa
  • 1492: Columbus arrives in Western Hemisphere
  • 1509-1547
    • Henry VII rules England
    • Protestant reformation begins in England
  • 1558-1603
    • Reign of Queen Elizabeth I
    • Ireland conquered by England
  • 1607: Jamestown founded
  • 1612: Tobacco made a profitable crop by John Rolfe
  • 1619
    • First group of blacks brought to Virginia
    • First legislative assembly meets in Virginia
  • 1620: First Pilgrims in Plymouth
  • 1622: Indian attacks in Virginia end hopes of becoming a bi-racial society
  • 1629: Great Puritan migration to Massachusetts Bay
  • 1636: Harvard founded

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Aboukhadijeh, Feross. "1650 and earlier" StudyNotes.org. Study Notes, LLC., 17 Nov. 2012. Web. 19 Sep. 2019. <https://www.apstudynotes.org/us-history/timelines/1650-and-earlier/>.
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