Between 16, about 20,000 Puritans came to New England.
1631 The first "General Court" of the Massachusetts Bay Colony established.
John Winthrop later led about 1,000 Puritans to settle in Boston and other towns.
They used a commercial charter to establishe their jurisdiction.
1494 Christopher Columbus claimed the island now called Jamaica for Spain after landing there in 1494.
The English, led by Sir William Penn and General Robert Venables, took over the last Spanish fort in Jamaica in 1655.
He named this New Amsterdam, and the Dutch holdings in the area were collectively called New Netherlands.
1634 27.3.1634 The Werowance (chief) of the Yoacomoco Indians having agreed to sell a village to Leonard Calvert in exchange for gifts, trading guarantees and protection from their enemies, the Susquehannock and is against-law.From beginning of fifteenth century at latest, Iroquois Confederation formed according to .In December, he visited an island, part of which the Indians called Haiti - the place of the mountains.The fall of the Aztec Empire and capture of its ruler Cuauhtémoc (1521), left Spanish conquistador Hernán Cortés in charge of a vast and largely unfamiliar land.By 1522 his sovereign, Carlos V, had bestowed upon him the title Governor and Captain General of Nueva España (New Spain).