During the Late 16 century, Queen Elizabeth I of England wanted to gain more power. Therefore, she gave Sir Walter Raleigh a charter to explore the New World and to establish a permanent English settlement. Thus, Roanoke Island was founded. The first voyage to Roanoke island occurred on April 27, 1584. Sir Walter Raleigh dispatched an expedition to explore the eastern coast of North America.
Anne Marbury’s father died in 1611, however, a year later in 1612, a young merchant, William Hutchinson moved to London who then went on to marry Anne Marbury on August 9, of 1612 in the chapel of the rectory of Saint Martins. Anne Hutchinson for the next two decades bore thirteen children, but by 1630 two of her daughters had died. The Hutchinson couple had become followers of the Anglican minister, John Cotton. During this time, the Puritans were being suppressed by the Church of England on their views of religion, which later influenced them to travel to the new world in the Massachusetts Bay colony in 1633. A year later, Anne Hutchinson with her family would then follow John cotton into the new world.
John Winthrop was born January 22, 1588 in Edwardstone, England. Winthrop sold his English estate, joined the Massachusetts Bay Colony and moved to New England. He became the governor of Boston. He wrote A City Upon a Hill. He had controversies with Roger Williams, a Puritan with Separatist tendencies whom Winthrop was friends with.
Today we are going to talk about one of the major European exploration and colonization groups of America, I chose to write about the Spanish. And most likely you have heard about Christopher Columbus. But today we 're going to talk a little deeper into his voyage and exploration he did. Columbus was the first to sail to the “New World.” He discovered hints of a new world, and he even found many island and places. A few of the places he found were San Salvador, he sailed until he reached Cuba and eventually Haiti.
On March 25, 1584, Queen Elizabeth of England, granted Sir Walter Raleigh a charter for the colonization of North America. Raleigh created an expedition led by Philip Amadas and Arthur Barlowe to explore the east coast of North America. They did not know that the next month would be something that stayed in the history books, for years to come. Over the next year they would travel the Atlantic in search of the new land. At the time they arrived it had come several months later on the 4th of July.
There have been numerous amounts of important events throughout American history, from settlements to famous wars, many of them are worth traveling back in time and viewing in person for. If I were given an opportunity to time travel and witness one of these events in person, I would choose to visit the origins of the new world, in Jamestown, Virginia. It began on May 14, 1607, when roughly 100 men who had left England landed on a narrow peninsula in the James River, where they would live out their lives in Jamestown. The settlement had a variety of attractions which pulls me into wanting to time travel to see it, one including watching the settlements first leader, Captain John Smith in action. Another thing that catches my attention is the way that Jamestown was built and its location.
Comparison between Early American Colonies There are many similarities and differences that followed the European colonization of the North American continent, all in a time of exploration and of searching for the unknown. Many voyages were made to try to make the best possible colony, and many approaches were used whether they were English, French, Spanish, or Dutch. The purpose of this paper is to mainly focus on the two English colonies of Jamestown, Virginia and Plymouth, Massachusetts. While coming from the same English culture, the explorers present two vastly different colonies. We will focus on three main categories: the incentive for the creation each colony, the governance differences, and the treatment of the local Native American
Both John Smith and William Bradford were Englishmen who came to America and helped to found the earliest colonies in New England. They came at different times and for different reasons. Both tell of events during these travels in their written accounts, but these accounts show that the two men, as well as their goals, were drastically different. Captain John Smith, considered to be the first American writer, came to America in the spring of 1607. He had many adventures prior to the voyage to New England, and thought quite highly of himself, as is clear in his writings.
John Winthrop is known for founding and leading of the Massachusetts Bay colony in new England. Before going abroad to the “new world”, “John Winthrop had practiced law in and nearby areas around London prior to his affiliation with the trading organization called the Massachusetts Bay Company.”He struggled with the decision to abandon his home.Winthrop was very aware of the hardships that had claimed the lives of half the pilgrims 10 years earlier, who had settled in Plymouth. As a strict Puritan in the first governor of Massachusetts Bay colony, John Winthrop believed that they could establish a pure church in new England for the Puritans. This would eventually offer a model for the churches in the “ motherland” and hope to reform the Anglican Church. But before founding the colony, Winthrop ( aboard the Arabella) wrote and delivered to the colonist “A Model Of
One of the puritans was John Winthrop who participated in the activities of the parliamentary opposition. In 1629 he and several other businessmen found the solution and decided to go to New England. His arguments in favor of this risky venture were not only economic, but also religious. Being the head of the whole
Before the Commonwealth was settled by Europeans, the area was home to the Delaware (also known as Lenni Lenape), Susquehannock, Iroquois, Eriez, Shawnee, and other American Indian Nations.  Both the Dutch and the English claimed both sides of the Delaware River as part of their colonial lands in America.  The Dutch were the first to take possession.  By June 3, 1631, the Dutch had begun settling the Delmarva Peninsula by establishing the Zwaanendael Colony on the site of present-day Lewes, Delaware.  In 1638, Sweden established the New Sweden Colony, in the region of Fort Christina, on the site of present-day Wilmington, Delaware.
The Pequots initially benefitted from these circumstances, expanding their territory over thousands of square miles from Long Island Sound to the Thames, Mystic, and Pawcatuck Rivers (Urbanus 2015:34), as well as the southern area of the Connecticut River. The earliest surviving account of this tribe comes from Dutch explorer Adrian Block in 1614. They were valued by the Dutch for trade in beaver pelts, belts, and wampum in the 1610s-1620s. However, in the late 1630s, the English had begun to covet the tribe’s land and resources. They soon sought to break up the Dutch-Pequot trade complex (Silberman
More than two centuries ago, the battles of Alamance and Guilford Courthouse occurred over 100 miles from the coast. Even George Washington noted during his 1791 tour of the southern states that North Carolina was settling further westward as the agriculture was more productive inland at that time. But the story of the Coastal Plain does not end
Protestants kept Catholics from voting/repealed Toleration Act c. Violence; 1655 a civil war replaced proprietary govt w protestant-dominated one 8. Maryland adopts headright system: 1640 labor shortage→ change in land grant procedure (100 acres to each man, 100 for wife/each servant, 50 for each child) 9. Center of tobacco cult., used indentured Euro servants, then slaves J. Turbulent Virginia 1. Virginia’s Westward Expansion: border conflicts w Indians as moved west, 2. Sir William Berkeley got to Virginia 1642 (36 yo), appointed governor my King Charles I—had control until 1670s a.
This was the first step toward self government, and was used as a basis for other constitutions. Then, in 1629, a group of non-separatist Puritans, fleeing from persecution, left England to found the Massachusetts Bay Company. The colony believed that they had a “covenant