Before the Commonwealth was settled by Europeans, the area was home to the Delaware (also known as Lenni Lenape), Susquehannock, Iroquois, Eriez, Shawnee, and other American Indian Nations. Both the Dutch and the English claimed both sides of the Delaware River as part of their colonial lands in America. The Dutch were the first to take possession. By June 3, 1631, the Dutch had begun settling the Delmarva Peninsula by establishing the Zwaanendael Colony on the site of present-day Lewes, Delaware. In 1638, Sweden established the New Sweden Colony, in the region of Fort Christina, on the site of present-day Wilmington, Delaware. New Sweden claimed and, for the most part, controlled the lower Delaware River region (parts of present-day Delaware, New Jersey, and Pennsylvania) but settled few colonists there. Penn
Saint. Augustine St. Augustine is a city of Florida, United States of America, in the region known as “the First Coast of Florida”. I’m going to give some information about this Founded in September 1565 by the Spanish explorer and admiral Pedro Menendez de Aviles, St. Augustine is the oldest city of European origin in the US territory permanently inhabited. St. Augustine is the oldest European settlement occupied until now in the United States. The Spaniards had previously explored the area in expeditions that took place between 1513 and 1563, in order to colonize the Spanish Florida, and directed by various conquerors: Juan Ponce de León in 1513, Lucas Vázquez de Ayllón in 1526, Panfilo Narvaez in 1527 -together with his sheriff Alvar Nunez
Worcester v. Georgia By Sydney Stephenson Worcester v. Georgia is a case that impacted tribal sovereignty in the United States and the amount of power the state had over native American territories. Samuel Worcester was a minister affiliated with the ABCFM (American Board of Commissioners for Foreign Missions). In 1827 the board sent Worcester to join its Cherokee mission in Georgia. Upon his arrival, Worcester began working with Elias Boudinot, the editor of the Cherokee Phoenix (the first Native American newspaper in the United States) to translate religious text into the Cherokee language. Over time Worcester became a close friend of the Cherokee leaders and advised them about their political and legal rights under the Constitution and federal-Cherokee treaties.
The seeds of the United States and its preliminary colonies were first planted in the 1607 establishment of Jamestown, Virginia, a critical moment in the United Kingdom’s first steps into colonizing the New World. As the UK’s presence in North America climbed following the success of Jamestown, groups of British settlers gradually began to replace Native Americans, yet interactions between the groups consistently varied between active assistance to armed conflict. Four years following Jamestown’s founding, William Shakespeare authored The Tempest, which drew a parallel to European colonization; a boat of foreign travellers lands on an unknown island, where inhabitants of both environments exchange for the first time. Caliban, the original resident
So with this Britain revised it military strategy to defend the south. The strategy at first was a success at first when British troops where able to launch seaborne attacks on Savannah, Ga. They were than able to take Augusta, Ga by 1779. The strategy allowed British troops to conquer South Carolina in 1780.
James Oglethorpe, the founder of Georgia, was the one to lead English settlers to the colony. The Spanish were there originally, but 1730, when James led the settlers, the Spanish were mainly gone. James led the settlement as a refuge for the poor and debtors. He also made a multifaceted plan for settling and government called Oglethorpe Plan, which will be touched upon further in the governments slide.
When the colonies were being established in the United States, there were struggles between white colonists and the Native Americans already living there. Mary Musgrove helped this improve this situation when Georgia was being founded in the seventeenth century. Her blended background gave her skills that helped her bridge both groups. Born in 1700 in South Carolina, Mary Musgrove 's original name was Cousaponakeesa. Her father was white and worked as a trader.
Spanish Florida was “an unanticipated discovery,” which was the first major European land in the New World. It was also the first attempted settlement in North America during the European Age of Discovery. From the sixteenth to the eighteenth centuries, the Spanish Florida, also known as La Florida, was a colonial military outpost for the Spanish Empire. La Florida was maintained for the protection of the Spanish treasure fleets during their return from Havana, Cuba to Spain. The success or failure of the Spanish settlements was in the hands of the native populations that needed food, protection, and labor.
St. Augustine is a city located in St. Johns county in northeastern Florida and is most known for being the oldest continuously occupied city in the United States, having been colonized by Spain in 1565. Prior to the 1513 landing of Spanish conquistador Juan Ponce de León (who christened the peninsula which he mistook for an island “La Florida” and claimed it for Spain), the area of land that is now called “St. Augustine” was inhabited by a population of natives known as the Timucua people. After the initial arrival of Juan Ponce de León in 1513, the Spanish would go on to make several unsuccessful attempts at colonization in Florida over the following 51 years. The Spanish were not alone in their pursuit to annex and settle land on the peninsula.
During the presidency of George Washington, the ratification of the United States Constitution, and the Society of Friends request for the abolition of slavery there was a small community gaining its roots. Columbia County was formally established on December 10, 1790. It was originally a part of Richmond County in Augusta, Georgia. One of the big players in the decision making process and new policies of the emerging county was William Few, for whom William Few Parkway located in Evans and Grovetown is named. Few suggested that Richmond County be divided into smaller counties which lead to Richmond being split into Columbia.
Jamestown was the first successful English New world colony it was undertaken by adventurers and commercial entrepreneurs known as the Virginia Company of London in 1607. Jamestown was established after several earlier failed attempts by the English, notably the Roanoke colony, which was an attempt at settlement during the reign of Elizabeth I. The fate of the Roanoke colony remains somewhat of a mystery. Upon his return with supplies for the colony after a four-year delay due to the Anglo-Spanish War, John White, its governor, found the colony abandoned. The Jamestown colonists like those of Roanoke were woefully unprepared for the rigors of settlement in the New World.
The island on which the Roanoke colony was founded is now called Roanoke Island and is located in Dare County,North Carolina. The Roanoke colony was the first English colony established in America,it was authorised by Queen Elizabeth I.The colony was first founded in August 1585 by Sir Walter Ralegh. The first colonists suffered from swindling food conditions and native American attacks,which led to them returning to England in 1586 on a ship captained by Sir Francis Drake.
The New England and Southern Colonies at first came across as very similar. Both of the colonies had a big group of people that came from England. The motivations that the two colonies had were different which caused them to go into two completely different directions. A big difference that they faced was that the New England colonies had a very strict religion. The Southern colonies were primarily focused on the economic prosperity.
As a result of my research on the assets found in the New England Colonies, I’ve found both positive and negative factors that could impact the result of relying on their region for aid. Based on these findings, the New England Colonies have different characteristics such as geography, climate, politics, economics, specializations, resources, and society that each affect the amount of trust we can permit them with as a beneficial aspect to our cause. After traveling through their region, it has been noted that the climate consists of short, yet moderate summers, and long, cold winters. This could be of service to us due to the enemy’s lack of knowledge on the subject, leading them to dress with inappropriate attire for battle, and overall
Ever since Europeans arrived and colonized the new world there has always been the idea of slavery which became a very important and some may say most crucial part of American history. The website “Africans in America: The Terrible Transformation, 1450-1750” did a tremendous job analyzing and explaining that part of early colonial culture in chronological order. I believe that every historic website should present the information they are providing in a very orderly fashion to not confuse the reader at hand. Furthermore, the information provided is very accurate and interesting. This website has illustrations and a timeline to help elaborate the foundation of slavery, the impact white Europeans had when they first arrived to Western Africa,