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    America History

  • New Netherland

    New Netherland
    Dutch land claims in NOrth America were based on Henry HHudson', exploration of the Hudson River. in 1610, Dutch traders arrived in the Hudson River valley and began a busy trade with Native Americans. The colonists named their new home New Amsterdam. The town grew steadily as new colonists arrived.
  • Henry Hudson

    Henry Hudson
    Henry Hudson made four voyages in search of a northwest passage. On his third voyage convinced the Englich to sponsor a fourth for a passage to the Pacific. He reached as far as Hudson Bay, which also is named for him. before the icy waters forced a halt to the voyage. They mutinied and set the explorer, his teenage son, and seven loyal crew members adrift in a small boat.
  • "The Starving Time"

    "The Starving Time"
    In the fall of 1609 John Smith retuned to England after being injured in an explosin. So did relations with the Native Americans. First, he refused to supply them with food. The terrible winter of 1609-1610 is called the "starving time."
  • Mayflower Compact

    Mayflower Compact
    The Mayflower Compact was a first goverment document of Plymouth Colony. It was written by the colonist. Almost half of the colonists were part of a separatist group seeking the freedom to practice Christianity according to their own determination and not the will of the Anglican Church.
  • The First Thanksgiving

    The First Thanksgiving
    The Pilgrims Had a very difficult first winter in Plymouth. Squanto, brought the Pilgrims seeds of native plants corn, beasns, and pumpkins and showed them how to plant them. In the fall of 1621, the Pilgrims set aside a day ot give thanks for their good fortune. Today's Thanksgiving holiday cecbrates that occasion.
  • The Backcountry

    The Backcountry
    Many of the people who settled in the backcountry were not Englich. Thousands were Scotch-Irich. Originally from Scotland, theyhad settled in ireland before coming ot North America. Large numbers of German newcomers used to describe themselves was for Americans thought they were saying Dutch.
  • Freedom of the Press

    Freedom of the Press
    The freedom of the press the right of journalists to publish the truth without restriction or penalty. However English law at the time punished writing that criticzed the government even if the statements were true.
  • The French and Indian War Begins

    The French and Indian War Begins
    In 1753, the French began building forts to back their claim to the land between Lake Erie and the Phio River. This news alarmed the Virginia Colony, which also claimed the Ohio River valley. The governor of Virginia decided to send soldiers to order the French to leave. He chose a 21-year-old surveyor in the Virginia militia, George Washington, as the leader.
  • Boston Massacre

    Boston Massacre
    The boycottt hurt British merchants and manufacturers, who put pressure on Parliament. That tax was left in force to demonstrate Parliament's right to tax the colonies. On March 5, 1770, in Boston, an angry crowd of worders and sailors surrounded and a small group of soldiers. They shouted at the soldiers and threw snowballs and rocks at them.
  • Boston Tea Party

    Boston Tea Party
    A group of colonists called the Sons of Liverty soon organized in port cities to stop the Vast India Company tea from being unloaded. They threatened ship captains who were bringing in the tea and colonial tea merchants who said thhey would buy it. Finally on the night of December 16, 1773, a large crowd gathered in the harbor. Suddenly a large group of men disguised a Native Americans voarded the tea ship. They destroyed 90,000 pounds of tea in to the harbor.
  • The Start American Revolution

    The Start American Revolution
    The British took control over the 13 Colones. There was the resistence lead by the mulisha. There was a shot that no one knows who shot it and that was the start of the war and the shot was called The Shot Herd Around the World. The British went to Concord because they wonted to burn the town down for guns. The mulisha stud up and they defened them self.
  • Battle of Bunker Hill

    Battle of Bunker Hill
    The British were sending troops out from the city to occupy the unoccupied hills surrounding the city. When the British were alerted to the presence of the new position the next day, they mounted an attack against them.
  • Common Sense

    Common Sense
    In Jannary 1776, a 50_page pamphlet titled Common Sense was publiched in Philadelpha. The outhor Thomas Paine, called King George III a "royal brute." Americans, he said, would be far better off if they governed themselves. Some 500,000 copies of the pamphlet were sold between January and July of 1776.
  • Declaration of Independence

    Declaration of Independence
    Thomas Jefferson wrote the Declaration of Independence because they wonted to splet with the Britsh. Since then the Declaration of Independence has become one of the worlds enduring documents. The statement that "all men are created equal".
  • Constitution

    It is the fraim work of ower Nation. It was sined by the 13 colones. By contrast, the Constitution opens with the words, "We the People of the United States, in order ot form a more perfect union... do ordain and establish thus claims to take its authority from the people rather than from the states.