New Amsterdam (New York City) is incorporated as a city

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Legal code is instituted in Plymouth Colony

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Attack on Deerfield

Attack on Deerfield: On February 29, 1704, the sun rose on a chaotic scene in Deerfield, Massachusetts ...

England declares war on France beginning the conflict known as either Seven Years War or French and Indian War

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Spanish adventurer Juan Ponce de León makes first known landing in Florida by a European explorer

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Colony of Maryland founded by Catholic and Protestant settlers sent by Lord Baltimore

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Pocahontas buried in Gravesend, England

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Picturing Early America: People, Places, and Events 1770–1870

A resource developed from NEH Summer Institutes held at Salem State University that explore early American art and culture. The website assists teachers of American history, literature, art, geography, social studies, American studies, and other fields who wish to incorporate American art into their classrooms. It includes podcasts, unit plans, and print and electronic bibliographies.

Mayflower Compact signed (old style calendar)

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Plimoth Plantation

This living history museum offers powerful personal encounters with history built on thorough research about the Wampanoag People and the Colonial English community in the 1600s.  Multi-media references include interactive, You are the Historian, and a teacher’s guide to discover what really happened at the First Thanksgiving.