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1630
 
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John Winthrop selects the site of Boston for the first Massachusetts settlement       
1630
 
    
John Winthrop, arriving in Massachusetts, begins the journal that is eventually published as The History Of New England       
1632
 
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Maryland is granted to Lord Baltimore as a haven for English Roman Catholics       
1633
 
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Williamsburg, first known as Middle Plantation, is founded in Virginia      
1636
 
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Rhode Island is founded by Roger Williams as a colony based on the principle of religious tolerance       
1637
 
    
War between English colonists and Pequot Indians brings disaster to the Pequots but safeguards the settlement of Connecticut       
1650
 
    
The poems of Massachusetts author Anne Bradstreet are published in London under the title The Tenth Muse Lately Sprung Up in America       
1664
 
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Peter Stuyvesant accepts the reality of the military situation and yields New Amsterdam to the British without a shot being fired       
1666
 
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New Amsterdam is renamed New York by the recently established English regime     
1675
 
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A sudden uprising by the Wampanoag Indians against the new England settlements begins the conflict known as King Philip's War