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Jane, her family, and friends. For example, Jane is 5 years old when The first slaves are transported to America
||The first slaves are transported to America
||Massachusetts is established on November 9th, when the Mayflower lands at Plymouth Rock (Cape Cod, Massachusetts) with 101 colonists. Squanto, a Native American captured and taken to Britain several years earlier, travels with them and teaches them how to live off the land. On Nov. 11th, the Mayflower Compact is signed by 41 men and establishes the first form of local government.
||First treaty between colonists and Native Americans is signed by the Plymouth colonist and the Wampanoag. Squanto acts as a translator.
||Jamestown has spread and settlements now line both banks of the James River from Hampton Roads to the present site of Richmond.
||New York is established when thirty families of Dutch colonists arrive. Two years later Peter Minuit, one of the colonists, buys Manhattan Island from the Native Americans and names it New Amsterdam.
||In March, Boston is established when John Winthrop leads 900 Puritans to establish a colony in Massachusetts Bay. He becomes the first governor.
||Maryland is established as 200 settlers, many of them Catholic, arrive in the lands granted to Roman Catholic Lord Baltimore.
||In June, Providence and Rhode Island are founded by Roger Williams, after he is banished for new and dangerous opinions.
||England's Civil Wars begin
||The Society of Friends founded. Later this group becomes known as Quakers.
||King Charles I of England is executed
||England's Civil Wars end