17th century 1600s

in 1607

the first permanent English settlement in Northern America is established by the Virginia company at Jamestown In what is now to state of Virginia .

1640

henry punster becomes president of Harvard college , he teaches all the courses himself !!!

1642

Massachusetts bay school law is passes. It requires parents ensure their children know principles of religion and capital laws of the common wealth.

1693

The college of William and Mary is established in Virginia . Its the second college to opening Colonel america and has distinction of being Thomas Jefferson College .

1698

The first publicly supported library in the U.S is established in Charles Town , South Carolina . 2 years later , Th General Assembly of South Carolina Passes the First Public Library Law .