New England Colonies Timeline

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  • 1621 - 1622
    The pilgrims establish the Plymouth Colony with the help of Native Americans who teach them how to survive and flourish.
  • 1622
    New Hampshire Colony founded.
  • 1628 - 1630
    Establishment of the Massachusetts Bay Colony led by Puritans seeking to evangelize the native population of North America.
  • 1636 - 1638
    The Pequot War; John Winthrop presides over policy concerning the massacre and enslavement of the Pequot tribe.
  • 1636
    Roger Williams establishes the colony of Providence Plantation (later known as Providence, Rhode Island).
  • 1636
    Connecticut Colony founded.
  • 1638
    Anne Hutchinson banished from Massachusetts Bay Colony; founds Portsmouth, Rhode Island.
  • 1638
    New Haven Colony founded.
  • 1675 - 1678
    King Philip's War in which thousands are killed as the Native Americans try to defend their land and way of life from increasing European colonization of the Americas.
  • 1691
    Plymouth Colony is absorbed into the Massachusetts Bay Colony under the latter's new charter.