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Colonial America

The history of the thirteen British colonies that would eventually declare independence in 1776 and later become the United States.

Asked in History of the United States, Colonial America

Did the New Englanders settle the cape fear region?

The Pilgrims settled the Cap Cod region in Massachusetts. Cape Fear is in North Carolina. ...
Asked in New York, Colonial America, Climatology and Climate Changes

What was the climate of colonial New York?

Colonial New York had a very similar climate to today's. See the related question for that description. ...
Asked in Colonial America, Flatworms

Did Jamestown move from place to place?

No. Jamestown, the first successful English settlement in North America, was found near Norfolk in the Cobham Bay area. It was not relocated far from the original site. ...
Asked in New York, Colonial America

Who founded New York?

Native Americans, including the Lenape Indians, inhabited the area long before Europeans arrived. In 1524, the first European to the area was Giovanni da Verrazzano, an Italian sailing for the French. The French never colonized the area. English explorer Henry Hudson rediscovered the mouth of the Hudson River in 1609 and explored Hudson Bay in 1610. Like other explorers, Hudson was actually looking for a shortcut to Asia. He did not found any settlement there. bob :) French explorer Champlain mapped the east coast...
Asked in New York, History of the United States, Colonial America

What natural resources were available in the New York Colony?

Some natural resources were water, fish, but mostly wood/lumber because the area is called the Eastern Woodlands,fish, lakes and streams, freshwater wetlands, oceans, wildlife, minerals, forests,fish, granite, marble, food, forests, iron, fur, water and minerals. ...
Asked in New York, Colonial America, Maps and Directions

Where can you find a map of colonial New York?

Answer The State University of New York at Stony Brook has digitized their map collection online and has many colonial New York maps available. They also have a map pathfinder with links to other digital maps of New York. See related links to go to the site. ...
Asked in Colonial America

Why did the US colonists oppose the Tea Act?

Prior to the French and Indian War, British colonists in America were not taxed. Taxes were introduced, including the tax on tea, because Great Britain saw the war as being for the colonies' benefit as well as the mother country, and they should pay their portion of it. Many colonists objected because they were taxed but still had no representation in Parliament. The Sons of Liberty were the ones who protested the Act as taxation without representation. Parliament also passed the Townshend Revenue...
Asked in History of the United States, Colonial America

What is the first elected government in America?

This would have to be the House of Burgesses. This is because the House of Burgesses started in Virginia, one of the original colonies. ...
Asked in American Revolution, Colonial America

What is the significance of loyalists and tories?

Loyalists and tories provided crack/elite forces to the British. They also eroded American trust and support for independence. Tories were able to infiltrate American societies easily. Loyalists were armed like Americans, with long rifles able for sniping and special missions like the Americans used to success. The british used them poorly; the loyalists could have done much more. ...
Asked in History of the United States, Colonial America

How did the pioneers die moving west?

The roads were very dangerous to travel, there was dangerous wild animals, and many Native American tribes attacked travelers on the way. ...
Asked in Colonial America

How did the unique geographic landscape of each region cause the colonies to develop differently?

Rivers and mountains have always defined natural boundaries, travel and trade. ...
Asked in History of the United States, Colonial America, English to French

Explain the nature of French colonial policy in America and show how conflict grew between the french and the English?

French colonial policy in North America was similar in nature to the general English policy but enacted differently. In this time period, the economic power or wealth of the colonies wasn't important but what was important was their strategic locations or resources. The French and English wished to gain footholds in the New World in order to compete in Europe against one another by controlling this things. However, where as the English did this by settling in the smaller area of the...
Asked in American Revolution, Colonial America

Who explored Ohio Valley?

Pierre-Joseph Celeron de Bienville (1693-1759) explored Ohio in 1749. Christopher Gist explored Ohio for the British the next year and wrote about his visit. ...
Asked in Colonial America, Boston Tea Party

What were the british fighting styles during the 1700's?

The British "red coats" were so feared at this time that they would march to large fields to meet their foe and due battle only during daylight hours. They would fight face to face, officers in the far rear of the battle. Any officer up in the fight was not allowed to be attacked. The Minutemen changed all that, starting in the trip back from Lexington and Concord (shot heard round the world). The British fighting style that led to their domination...
Asked in History, Politics & Society, Colonial America

Political and economic power in the southern colonies were dominated by?

Rich white plantation owners and they're control of slaves and cotton.
Asked in Colonial America, Desserts, Snacks, and Treats

What did colonial children eat for snacks?

Children ate dried pumpkin skins, pickled rinds ,biscuits and drank sour grape wine. ...
Asked in History of the United States, Colonial America

Where did the colonists go on the Great Wagon Road?

the Great Wagon Road traveled the Appalachian Valley from Pennsylvania to North Carolina where some colonist continued on to Georgia. ...
Asked in History of the United States, Colonial America, Connecticut

Who founded Connecticut and why?

Thomas Hooker and because he wanted religious freedom, it was founded in 1635. ...
Asked in Native American History, History of the United States, Colonial America

Did native American tribes ever fight each other over land before pilgrims even settled?

All the time. In fact the pilgrims were only able to make allies of native tribes because of existing rivalries in the area. ...
Asked in New York, United States of America, Colonial America, Continents and Regions

Why do they call the Northeastern U.S. 'New England'?

People don't call the Northeastern U.S., "New England," because they are not the same thing. The Northeast region of the U.S. is comprised of two smaller regions, New England and the Mid-Atlantic States. The six New England states are Maine, Vermont, New Hampshire, Massachusetts, Connecticut and Rhode Island. The Mid-Atlantic States are New York, New Jersey and Pennsylvania, and some people consider Delaware, Maryland, Virginia and West Virginia to be part of the Mid-Atlantic/Northeastern region as well. So, New England is not the Northeast....
Asked in Colonial America

What George Whitefield has passed on to us?

He passed on a whole entire generation of wonder in God. By preaching his word. Today he id remembered as a great savior to many lives. He has built a university and ministered in many countries. ...