(1) His father was a direct descendent of Puritan emigrants in England, and his mother, Susanna Boylston Adams, was a descendent of Boylston of Brookline a prominent family in the Massachusetts colony. (1) Adams attended Harvard University, on a scholarship, at the age of sixteen; he went on the graduate in 1755 at the age of
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.
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.
The Magna Carta was a treaty between King John II and the three great estates: the church, the aristocracy, and the newly rich created in 1215. The Magna Carta is a document of 63 provisions, each created for the benefit of English citizens and Parliament. This treaty paved the way for the advancements of human freedoms that are an essential component in modern democracy’s. The ideas within the Magna Carta inspire the writers of future democratic documents, such as the English Bill of Rights and the United States Constitution. The English Bill of Rights is a document created by the English parliament and signed by William and Mary in 1689.
The London Company (also called the Charter of the Virginia Company of London) was an English joint stock company established in 1606 by royal charter by King James I with the purpose of establishing colonial settlements in North America.  The territory granted to the London Company included the coast of North America from the 34th parallel (Cape Fear) north to the 41st parallel (in Long Island Sound). As part of the Virginia Company and Colony, the London Company "owned" a large portion of Atlantic and Inland Canada. The company was permitted by its charter to establish a 100-square-mile (260 km2) settlement within this area. The portion of the
The Dutch were the first to settle in New York in 1624. Two years later they made the colony New Amsterdam on Manhattan Island. In the year 1664 the English took control of the colony and renamed it New York after the Duke of York. Although the Netherlands only controlled the Hudson River Valley from 1609 until 1664, in that time, Dutch entrepreneurs established New Netherland, a series of trading posts, towns, and forts up and down the Hudson River that laid the groundwork for towns that still exist today. The slow expansion of New Netherland, however, caused conflicts with both English colonists and Native Americans in the region.
Thomas Hooker was the original founder of Connecticut. He was born on July 5, 1856, in Leicestershire, England. He was also the Father of American Democracy. He studied first at Queens College, Cambridge, but was soon given a scholarship to Emmanuel College. He received his BA 1608 and his MA in 1611.
Before the thirteen colonies, the Native Americans inhabited North America. In 1607, the first permanent English settlement, Jamestown, was established. As the population of Jamestown increased, the settlement was required to expand. This began a long track record of invading Native American land and taking it without permission. Long after, the United States was formed.
To start things off first we will look at the introduction into colonies starting from 1776 to present day. The year of 1776 also known as the thirteenth colonies, it is the year a group of British colonies on the east coast of the united states declared independence and formed
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.
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.
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
They wanted agricultural goods and raw materials to be carried to English ports in English vessel. In 1651 The English required the goods to be carried on ships owned by English or Colonial merchants. 3. Dominion of New England- In 1686 Connecticut and Rhode Island and merged them with Massachusetts Bay and Plymouth to form the royal province the Dominion of New England. 2 years later New York and New Jersey were added to the colony.
King Charles Is appointed him governor of New Spain in 1522 after Hernando Cortes is overthrown. 2. William Bradford was a english Separatist leader in Leiden, Holland, and in Plymouth Colony. He was a leader of the Mayflow in 1620. He also served five times as governor.
Bths Emily Liu Pd 1 9/28/15 Essay 1 Why was Maryland founded? How did it differ from Virginia colony? Maryland was one of the thirteen colonies owned by the British along the east coast of North America. In 1632, King Charles I of England established a charter, certificate of ownership, to George Calvert also known as Lord Baltimore. Maryland was named after Henrietta Maria, the wife of Charles I.