1607 - Jamestown Founded - 1st successful English colony
1609 - Spanish found Santa Fe

1619 - 1st Black African slaves arrive in Jamestown
1619 - House of Burgesses established in Jamestown

1620 - Pilgrims found Plymouth Colony
1624 - Dutch Establish New Netherlands along Hudson River

1630 - Massachusetts Bay Colony founded by Puritans
1632 - Lord Baltimore founded Maryland
1636 - Roger Williams founded Rhode Island
1636 - Thomas Hooker founds Conneticut
1636 - Harvard College Established
1638 - Anne Hutchinson banished from Massachusetts
1638 - New Sweden established (Delaware)
1639 - Connecticut's Fundamental Orders drafted

1649 - Marlyland's Act of Toleration

1651 - England passes 1st Navigation Act

1662 - Halfway Covenants (Massachusetts)
1663 - Carolina founded
1664 - New Netherland's taken over by British - becomes New York
1664 - New Jersey founded

1672 - Joliet and Marquette explore Missippi River
1675 - 1676 - King Phillip's War
1676 - Bacon's Rebellion in Virginia

1681 - William Penn founds Pennsylvania
1682 - LaSalle explores Mississippi River and claims it and the Gulf of Mexico for France
1686 - 1689 - Dominion of New England
1689 - King William's War
1689 - Leisler's Rebellion in New York

1691 - Spain established Province of Texas
1692 - 1693 - Salem Witch Trials
1693 - College of William and Mary Founded
1699 - France established Louisiana