TIME LINE EXCERPTS KEY DATES
1607 - The first of the English settlers landed in The New World at Jamestown, Virginia.
1609-1610 - It was “Starving Time” in the colonies; 435 of 500 people died due to the harsh conditions. One man ate his wife in a “powdered wife” meal.
1612 - Tobacco is planted for the first time in Virginia.
1614 - Pocahontas married John Rolfe.
1619 - The House of Burgesses, Virginia’s first legislative assembly was formed.
1754 - George Washington acquires Mount Vernon by lease from Lawrence Washington’s widow, Anne Fairfax Washington.
1775 - George Washington is appointed Commander-in-Chief of the Continental Army.
1789 - 97 - George Washington serves as President of the United States.
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