The Pequot War, although it has received little recognition in our understanding of American history, was the first war between English colonists in the New World and an indigenous group. It is often considered the first war in the United States. The Pequot tribe was the dominant Native American in southern New England during the early seventeenth century, controlling trade with the Dutch along the Hudson River Valley and Long Island Sound. The arrival of European settlers affected the relationships between tribes. The Pequots initially benefitted from these circumstances, expanding their territory over thousands of square miles from Long Island Sound to the Thames, Mystic, and Pawcatuck Rivers (Urbanus 2015:34), as well as the southern area of the Connecticut River.
When the Spanish arrived at the Americas prior to the English, the Spanish mainly wanted to explore this foreign land. The Monarchs who sponsored the Spanish expedition wanted one thing only, to get rich and so they tasked them with the job of collecting new and different varieties of plants and grains. Plants and grains that could be used for food and medicine. During this period of history, every superpower of Europe had the same agenda, to grow their economy and appear to be the strongest nation. It was
Pilgrims landed in Jamestown in 1607 with aspirations to discover new land as well as to teach their religious beliefs. Jamestown was also viewed as major profit enterprise for food and material which could be sent back to the motherland, Britain. Upon their arrival, they discovered the land had already been occupied by Native Americans, which would allow for trade between the two settlements: Jamestown and Powhatan Confederacy. Tobacco also helped the growing of Jamestown not only in trade but in export which helped the prosperity of the new colony.
Colonists from England like the Puritans wanted to escape persecution they were experiencing in England. The Puritans settled in New England and attempted to create a religious utopia where everyone would live by Puritan rules based on the
This grant was in conflict with the Dutch claim for New Netherland, which included parts of today 's Pennsylvania. On June 24, 1664, The Duke of York sold the portion of his large grant that included present-day New Jersey to John Berkeley and George Carteret for a proprietary colony. The land was not yet in British possession, but the sale boxed in the portion of New Netherland on the West side of the Delaware River. The British conquest of New Netherland began on August 29, 1664, when New Amsterdam was coerced to surrender while facing cannons on British ships in New York Harbor.
People and reasons for settlement Are you tired of living with extreme taxes and tight living space? If you answered yes then you should come to New Jersey. This gem of a colony was first stepped on by a European in 1524 by Giovanni de Verrazano. After Giovanni “discovered” New Jersey was claimed for the Dutch by Henry Hudson who was actually British. The first settlers in this amazing land were the Dutch, Finnish, and Swedish.
Rainforest, oceans, and rivers, for example, has changed because of environmental factors because of mining for mineral resources. The European writers image of America and the idea to advertised and persuade newcomers to the new world as an ideal situation obviously worked out. They succeed in promoting colonization and settlement. It attracted and bought many European emigrants settlers, and they form colonies in today world the United States of America.
In the early 1800s, the governor of New York, Dewitt Clinton, came up with a plan to support the abundance of the rivers. He decided to dig a 363-mile canal located in New York between Lake Erie and the Hudson River. This canal was called “The Erie Canal”. The Erie Canal provided the best connection between the east coast and the settlements near the Great Lakes. This canal would also be helpful to transporting crops and can also be used as an irrigation system to water crops, etc.
Separatist- more commonly called Pilgrims came from England on the Mayflower in 1620 to escape religious persecution starting their settlement in Holland and then moving on to America. They were the origin of America, a small group of English families seeking the dream of freedom and prosperity. When they arrived here they founded the Plymouth colony which is now Massachusetts.
Before the immigrants arrived to the Land of the Free, New York City was home to English and Dutch settlers. They would bring their European lifestyle of government and colonization to the land. The settlers became accustomed to their new home, taking advantage of the harbor for shipping and the open land to build their homes. As the land began to prosper, New York earned the title of “the growingest town in America” (New York, An Illustrated History ). The “immense wealth” New York merchants would bring would attract an even wider range of people from Europe.
The American Revolution as we know it did not have to happen. History is multifaceted, and the revolution is no exception to that rule, but while there is little doubt at some point a revolution would have occurred, why did we end up with the revolution we got? A broad host of factors contributed to our revolution, but ultimately it was the economic conditions of the time period, the political traditions of the soon to be American people, and the proto-foreign relations of the colonies that painted the picture that would become the American Revolution. The policies enacted by the British against the colonies after the French and Indian War infringed upon their strong independent spirit; while the colonists pulled one way, the British pulled the other, eventually backfiring and paving the way to revolution.
Many countries attempted to start colonies after the New World was discovered. During the late 1500’s England attempted to settle a permanent colony in present day North Carolina. Their purpose for sailing over to the New World was to interfere the shipping for Spain. With a blessing from Queen Elizabeth of England, Sir Walter Raleigh set off to the New World with the help of Philip Amadas and Arthur Barlowe in command of the ships. The first of the Roanoke Voyages came in 1584.