Colonial America, 1543-1763

Overview

From the final decades of the 1500s through the mid-1700s, the North American continent witnessed a whirlwind of competition and colonization as European powers vied to establish their place in the northern reaches of the New World. Each power relied on strong-willed individuals who were driven by motives from religious freedom to gold and glory. These adventurous people served as conquerors and colonists, explorers and evangelists, promoters and profiteers, farmers and freemen, Puritans and planters, sovereigns ...

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Overview

From the final decades of the 1500s through the mid-1700s, the North American continent witnessed a whirlwind of competition and colonization as European powers vied to establish their place in the northern reaches of the New World. Each power relied on strong-willed individuals who were driven by motives from religious freedom to gold and glory. These adventurous people served as conquerors and colonists, explorers and evangelists, promoters and profiteers, farmers and freemen, Puritans and planters, sovereigns and servants. Before the era of European colonization in North America was complete, each had made his or her contribution, creating possibilities for themselves and their descendents in America that many had never thought possible. Learn how these colonists flourished in the midst of overwhelming obstacles in Colonial America: 1543-1763.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781604133493
  • Publisher: Facts on File, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 4/1/2010
  • Series: Discovering U. S. History Series
  • Pages: 136
  • Age range: 10 - 13 Years
  • Product dimensions: 7.50 (w) x 9.30 (h) x 0.50 (d)

Table of Contents

Introduction: The Pilgrims Set Sail 7

Map: Colonial America 10

1 Rivals for North America 13

2 England Tries its Hand 27

3 Jamestown 36

4 Religious Freedom and the Pilgrims 47

5 Establishing the Thirteen Colonies 64

6 The Colonies Mature 83

7 The Fight for the Ohio Country 104

Chronology and Timeline 120

Glossary 124

Bibliography 127

Further Resources 130

Picture Credits 132

Index 133

About the Author and Consultant 136

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