Boston early history
1500s early, the area of Boston was being visited
by Europeans for Fishing and Trading with the Native
1607, the first English settlement was at
Jamestown further south at Virginia.
1616, large numbers of the Native Indians in the
Boston area began dying from disease brought by the
Europeans such as Smallpox.
1630, Boston was founded by English Settlers from
the Town of Boston in Lincolnshire / England. These
Settlers were Puritans, wanting a purer form of
Protestantism than what was in England at the
1636-1637, the Pequot War in the Boston area was
between the Settlers and Pequot Indians over the
Settlers taking Land and Livestock from the Indians.
The English Settlers, with the support of native
Mohawk and Mohegan, managed to defeat
1763, after Wars with France, Britain gained
control of the East Coast of America. The British
were against Settlers moving West into Native Indian
To cover the cost of the War with France, the
British began raising Taxes in America, leading to
1770, British Soldiers shot a number of people in
Boston during an Uprising.
1773, the Boston Tea Party was another Uprising in
Boston over Taxes on Tea.
1775–1783, the American Revolutionary
War took place as Americans wanted to end British
Rule and Taxes. This War ended with American
Independence from Britain.
Independence from Britain allowed Frontiersmen to
travel west for Furs and Hides, as well as mapping
Trails to the best Land for Settlers, also looking
for Gold and Silver.
1818, the first Steamships begin operating between
Europe and America, leading to a huge increase in
1820s, large numbers of Catholic Irish begin
traveling to Boston.
1820s, Settlers begin moving West in Wagon Trains
into the Wild West.
1880s, Russians, Chinese, and many Europeans begin
traveling to Boston, leading to the Boston seen