" />

Loyola University Chicago

Teaching with Primary Sources

16th Century

1492- Christopher Columbus landed in Guanahani.

Exploring the Early Americas

17th Century

1607- John Smith founded the Jamestown Settlement.

Captain John Smith Describes the Voyage of the First Colonists

1636- Harvard College was founded. 

Harvard College in Today in History

1692- Salem witch trials took place in the Province of Massachusetts Bay.

Petition for bail from accused witches, ca. 1692.

An act to reverse the attainders of George Burroughs and others of witchcraft.