America's First Settlements by Linda Thompson

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From the original thirteen colonies to the exploration and opening of the prairies, to finding routes around and through the Rocky Mountains, read about the unparalled growth in both size and population of the America we know today. This title cites textual evidence to support analysis of what the text says explicitly as well as inferences drawn from the text.

Now, imagine you are looking for more people to emigrate and settle in North America. Write a speech that promotes the North American settlements. Learn all about America’s First Settlements and the struggles and people who made this country what it is today. The size and shape of America wasn’t always as we know it today. Take a look at the people who made this growth possible, all for the promise of liberty and land. From the original thirteen colonies to the exploration and opening of the prairies, to finding routes around and through the Rocky Mountains, read about the unparalled growth in both size and population of the America we know today.

1620 The Mayflower arrives at Plymouth in what is now Massachusetts. 1630 The first wave of thousands of new Puritan colonists arrive and the Massachusetts Bay Colony is established. 1733 All of the 13 original American colonies have taken shape. 44 1626 First Dutch settlers on what is now Manhattan Island. Peter Minuit buys the island from Native Americans for trade goods worth 60 guilders (about $24 dollars). 1664 Stuyvesant surrenders New Netherland to England and it is renamed New York. html Show What You Know 1.

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