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  1. In the 17th century, the principle source of labor was the white indentured servant. After they fulfilled their contracts of seven years unpaid servitude, most moved on to North Carolina, Delaware, Maryland, or Pennsylvania. Around 1700, they began to be replaced by uncouth Negro slaves from the African jungle. Virginia became an aristocracy.

  2. American History Timeline in the 17th Century 1655 Peach Tree War: The war took place. 1659 Esopus Wars: The first war took place. 1662-07-26 The Halfway Covenant was adopted. 1663 Esopus Wars: The second war took place. 1667-07-31 New Netherland was ceded to England under the Treaty of Breda. 1669 John Lederer of Virginia began to explore the

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    1601: British adventurer and navigator Sir Walter Raleigh(1552–1618) a favorite of Queen Elizabeth I, who had spearheaded the futile search for El Dorado (1595), and established the failed English colony on Roanoke Island in the Americas (1585), is imprisoned in the Tower of London for a plot against King James I (ruled 1603–1667). 1602: Captain Ba...

    June: The joint-stock company Virginia Company of Londonis founded and granted a Royal Charter by James I to settle in the New World. December: A group of 105 settlers from the Virginia Company sets sail for the Americas on three ships (the Susan Constant, the Godspeed, and the Discovery).

    May 14: The settlers land and found the colony of Jamestown, under the patent of the London Company. Captain John Smith (1580–1631) meets the 13-year-old Powhatan princess named Pocahontas(ca. 1594–1617).

    Captain John Smith's memoir of Jamestown colony, "A True Relation of Such Occurrences and Accidents of Note as Hath Hapned in Virginia Since the First Planting of That Collony,"is published in London.

    April 6: English explorer Henry Hudson(1565–1611), commissioned by the Dutch East India Company, leaves London for his first successful voyage to the Americas, where he will explore the Delaware Bay and Hudson River.

    February 28: Thomas West, 12th Baron De la Warr(1576–1618), is made Governor of Virginia by the Virginia Company, and arrives for a brief stay in June. April 17: Henry Hudson sets sail for America again and discovers Hudson Bay in northern Canada, but find themselves iced in over the winter. Port-Royal re-established by Jean de Biencourt de Poutrin...

    June: After a harsh winter spent iced in to James Bay and a mutiny aboard ship, explorer Henry Hudson, his son, and several sick crew members are put off his ship and never heard of again.

    Captain John Smith publishes the first detailed map of the Chesapeake Bay region including what is today Virginia, Maryland, Delaware, Pennsylvania, and Washington DC called A Map of Virginia. It will remain in active use for the next seven decades. The Dutch establish a fur trading centerwith the Indigenous peoples on Manhattan Island, part of exp...

    English colonists led by captain and adventurer Samuel Argall (1572–1626) in Virginia destroy the French settlements at Port Royal, Nova Scotia. Adriaen Block's ship catches fire and is destroyed at the mouth of the Hudson River, and the first ship on the Americas is built to replace it.

    While imprisoned in the Tower of London (1603–1616), Sir Walter Raleigh writes and publishes The History of the World. April 5: Pocahontas marries Jamestown colonist John Rolfe(1585–1622).

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  4. Here is a brief historical list of the greatest technology, science, and invention hits of the 17th century. 1608 German-Dutch spectacle-maker Hans Lippershey invents the first refracting telescope . 1620 Dutch builder Cornelis Drebbel invents the earliest human-powered submarine . 1624

  5. Nov 22, 2012 · We forget that the period between 1607, the year of the founding of the first permanent English settlement at Jamestown, Va., and 1776, the year of the declaration of American independence, is as...

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