The Founding of Jamestown In 1607, 150 English men sailed from England to North America. They landed in Virginia and named the settlement Jamestown after King James I. The purpose was to find gold and was the first permanent settlement.
After the founding of Jamestown, a group of colonists formed The House of Burgesses. They were the ones that made the laws for Virginia. It was similar to England's Parliament and the importance of this was it became the first example of self government in America
In the 1730's and 40's, The Great Awakening happened. It encouraged more personal connection to faith and scripture. This resulted in the growth of Christianity and new denominations.
After the Great Awakening, there was The French and Indian War. This was a war fought between the French and British in the years of 1754 and 1763 on US soil. The British ended up winning the war.
The Treaty of Paris officially ended the French and Indian War. The treaty was signed in 1763 and France had to give up Canada and all lands east of the Mississippi River. Britain was the largest and most powerful empire.
After the treaty of Paris was signed, The Proclamation of 1763 was made. This banned colonists from going west of the Appalachian Mountains to limit conflicts with Natives. The colonists ignored it and went west.