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What was the first permanent English settlement in the New World?

The general consensus is that the first permanent English settlement in America was Jamestown, Virginia, in 1607. However, the oldest permanent English settlement in North America is St. John's, NL, Canada, established in 1583 according to records on and from Sir Humphrey Gilbert, making this fact as credible as (or even more so), claims from other, more Ameri-centric, "historians".

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When was the first Parliament English settlement in north America founded?

The english only came from the east side of USA to settle so it has to be on the east side of the USA

Why did English settlers come to North America and where did they first settle?


Why did English settlers came to north America and were did they settle first?


Were the Spaniards the first group to settle in Jamaica?

No. The first people to settle in Jamaica were the Arawak and Taino people, indigenous tribes from South America. They arrived between the year 4000 BC and 1000 BC. However, the next people to arrive were the Spaniards, when Columbus claimed Jamaica for Spain in 1494 AD. The Spanish stayed here until the English kicked them out in the year 1665 AD. So, the Spaniards were not the first group to settle in Jamaica, but thet were the first Europeans to do so.

Who were the first to make settlements in North America?

pilgrims^llI hate to be rude but the first to settle in the US were vikings. It may say in history that Pilgrims were first but even before them the Indians were here. Vikings came from all over. So Vikings are first. (If you improve don't erase the before answers)

How did trade help to motivate the English to explore and settle?

They saw that the French and Spanish were getting rich off of trading with the Americas, so they decided to go over there too. They settled mostly because they were looking for a better life or wanted money. The land was cheaper in America, because the proprietors needed/wanted more people to settle in America so they could make more money.

Why did the incas live in south America?

They settle in South America because that's were they got trapped .When hunting for animals they had to climb over mountains and on the other side it was to step to climb so they had to settle there.

Who were the first people to arrive in American land?

The Vikings were probably the first people to arrive on the continent. Christopher Columbus was the first European to land in America though he thought it was India. The Pilgrims were the first to settle there. and so was Melissa navarro

Did the French settle in Quebec or Louisiana first?

They were in Canada first, so Quebec.

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Well, that depends on how your gonna learn, English is my 3rd language, and it was easy for me because i learned by listening to English, cz i live in America, but i was fluent in English after about 6 months of being in America. so hope that answered your question!

What was the reason for the settlement Plymouth?

It was a place for the pilgrims to settle so they could have religious freedom from the english.

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Because Great Britain (England) first had control over the original 13 colonies. So the majority of the population spoke English.