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Founding the American Colonies (13 Original Colonies)
Learn about the founding of the original American colonies. Click on the name of your colony to learn more.
When they were founded and who founded them.
Scroll down to find out what resources helped make this colony grow.
To better understand that era and the personalities who placed their stamp on it here is a gallery of portraits of early America's statesmen, activists, politicians and military leaders from both sides of the water.
Find out what it took to be a settler in the early-American colony of Jamestown.
Discover a wealth of resources--a unique array of primary source material from 18th Century America. Scenes and portraits from original newspapers, maps and writings come to life on your screen just as they appeared to this country's forebears more than two centuries ago. (At the site click "Enter Now" for more info.)
Life was hard. You couldn't go to a store to get what you needed, you had to make it. Read here to learn more--scroll to get the information.
An investigation into life as a Pilgrim or a Wampanoag member and much much more. (Click on a picture for the information.)
Take a walking tour and an interactive tour of colonial Jamestown. Also research court records, maps, and labor contracts.
Discover the parts of the Mayflower and how life was at sea in 1620.