Re-enactment of the First Landing of British in the, "New World."
American History

The English Adventures in North America

April 29, 2019

Of all the European nations facing the Atlantic Ocean, none would ordinarily have seemed to have greater advantages for entering the race for North American exploration than England. Explore the early English settlements in North America and meet the entrepreneurs who found their footing in a new world. […]

American History

The Dutch in America

April 29, 2019

After the Netherlands achieved independence from Spain, Dutch merchants set sail for America. Discover what made the Dutch colony so successful. […]

The Spanish discovering Colorado in 1540
American History

The Great Spanish Conquistadors

April 29, 2019

In the decades after Columbus discovered America, a number of explorers began looting the continent, bringing with them violence and disease. Explore this age of the Spanish conquistadors. […]

Mosaic Columbus Discovering America, Date: 26 September 2009, Source: Conrad schmitt studios
American History

Trade, Discovery, and the ‘New World’ of 1492

April 29, 2019

In the 15th century, Western Europeans were determined to seize their own opportunities of procuring wealth in the East. In order to achieve their goals, they decided to create a new set of rules.
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Cliff Palace in Mesa Verde National Park
American History

Explore the World and America before Columbus

April 29, 2019

America in 1492 was not a new world. Find out who lived here before the Europeans headed west in the 15th century, and what the rest of the world looked like before Christopher Columbus.
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Document text "We the People" of the preamble to the United States constitution with american flag in background
American History

Five Key Themes of the American Identity

April 29, 2019

American history is filled with turbulence, yet amid all the changes over the years, a few key themes have remained constant. Explore these themes that define the American identity.
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"Battle of Assunpink."
American History

Famous Battles of The American Revolution: The Second Victory at Trenton

December 1, 2017

Washington’s surprise at Trenton threw the British occupation of New Jersey into a panic. Carl von Donop—who was in command of the outposts at Trenton, Burlington, and Bordentown—now imagined himself outmaneuvered and cut off by unseen Americans, and he ordered a pullback to Princeton, where he furiously began throwing up entrenchments. […]

Colonial Jamestown
American History

American History: The Very First American Colonies

December 1, 2017

The first colonies planted by the British along North America’s Atlantic seaboard were organized, staffed, and supported as private commercial ventures, not by an imperial plan. For decades after the first colonies were established, the king and the Church of England were largely content to neglect them. […]

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