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Mary, her family, and friends. For example, Mary is 6 years old when Pennsylvania is founded after William Penn, a Quaker, receives a Royal charter and land grant from King Charles II.
||First town, Bath, is established in North Carolina by the arrival of the French Huguenots.
||The Tuscarora War begins between the local Indians and colonists. After two years of fighting, the Tuscarora Indians move west.
||Blackbeard, the pirate is killed off the North Carolina coast.
||By 1719, North Carolina and South Carolina have separated into two colonies.
||Pennsylvania is founded after William Penn, a Quaker, receives a Royal charter and land grant from King Charles II.
||By the early 1700's, Virginia and Maryland have established a strong economic and social structure. The planters of the tidewater region, with abundant slave labor, have large houses, an aristocratic way of life, and a desire to follow the art and culture of Europe. Less wealthy German and Scots-Irish immigrants settle inland, populating the Shenandoah Valley of Virginia as well as the Appalachian Mountains. Those on the frontier build small cabins and cultivate corn and wheat.
||England's Bill of Rights created. European Nine Year's War begin and grows into a world-wide event. It ends in 1697.
||Ireland's Battle of Boyne
||National debt begins in England
||Tsar Peter the Great begins traveling Europe
||England's Act of Settlement created; War of Spanish Succession begins
||Scotland and England unite to form "Great Britain"
||War of Spanish Succession ends