History of Toronto
History of Germany
Colonization of North America
History of Egypt
History of PEI
History of Puerto Rico
United States History
History of the Balkans
History of Australia
History of the Irish
All Colonization of North America
Absorption Of New Netherlands By The English
<p>Boundary treaty with New England.—On the eastern frontier Stuyvesant had another difficult problem. English settlers were crowding into the Connecticut Valley and onto Long Island. In 1647 Stuyvesant informed the New England officials that th...
<p>Colonization renewed.—The scene of the next colonization by the French was the region about the Bay of Fundy. After the religious wars, in 1598, the Marquis de la Roche landed two shiploads of colonists on Sable Island. Going in search of a s...
Attempts At Colonization
<p>Raleigh and the attempted colonization of Virginia.—England's struggle with Spain for empire did not end with an attack on her fleets and her colonies. Men soon arose who dared to dispute Spain's monopoly by planting colonies in the lands cla...
Barbados The Leeward Isles And Jamaica
<p>West Indian planters.—In the British West Indies, the production of sugar profoundly influenced social and economic conditions. The West Indian planter with his vast estate worked by slaves had crowded out the small landholder. He represented...
Beginning Of Organized Resistance
<p>Partial repeal of the Townshend Acts.—The Townshend Acts had proved a complete failure. Exports from England to America had dropped from £2,378,000 in 1768 to £1,634,000 in 1769. The customs were yielding little revenue while the ...
Beginnings Of Colonial Administration And Policy
<p>The Casa de Contratación.—For ten years Fonseca remained at the head of American affairs, being in effect colonial minister. In 1503 the Casa de Contratación or House of Trade was established at Seville, to direct commerce, navi...
<p>The Nuevo León frontier.—While there had been definite progress eastward from New Mexico during the first three-fourths of the seventeenth century, and considerable contact between that province and what is now the western half of Texa...
Colonial Policy And Administration
<p>The Restoration.—In 1660 Charles II was restored to the English throne and ruled until 1685, when his brother, James, the Duke of York, became king, ruling until deposed in 1688. In England the period was characterized by a reaction against P...
Colonies Along Delaware River And Bay
<p>Population.—The settlements along Delaware River and Bay formed an industrial and social group. In 1700 the population numbered less than 20,000, from 12,000 to 15,000 being in Pennsylvania which included Delaware. The interior of West New Je...
Colonizing Activities On The New England Coast
<p>Land grants and settlements.—While Plymouth was developing, the Council for New England was attempting to settle the New England coast. The region from the Bay of Fundy to Narragansett Bay was divided among twenty patentees. Captain John Maso...
Columbus And The Discovery Of America
<p>Early life of Columbus.—Meanwhile America had been discovered by Christopher Columbus, in the service of Spain. Much that was formerly believed to be true concerning the early life of Columbus recent research has proved to be false or to rest...
<p>John Cabot.—The discovery of new lands in the west soon became known in England, and when the Venetian citizen, John Cabot, applied for letters patent to go on a western voyage, Henry VII readily complied. In May, 1497, his single ship with e...
Defence Of The Northern Frontier
<p>English policy.—After the War of the Spanish Succession the English government was keenly alive to the necessity of defending the colonial frontiers. Although the period has been characterized as one of "salutary neglect" on the part of the h...
Discontent In Maryland
<p>Conditions in Maryland.—Economic conditions in Maryland were similar to those in Virginia, the navigation laws affecting the colony in a similar manner, the price of tobacco falling continually after 1660 for many years. Political discontent ...
<p>Commercial expansion of the Netherlands.—During the reign of Philip II occurred the revolt in the Netherlands. Spanish political and commercial restrictions, and the establishment of the Inquisition, united the great commercial cities, the no...
Hudson's Bay Company
The West Indies
The Massachusetts Bay Colony
The Mines Of Northern Mexico
The Founding Of Alta California
The Conquest Of The Valley Of Mexico
Spain During The Conquest
The Settlement Of The Atlantic Seaboard
The Struggle With The English On The Carolina Border
The Occupation Of The Floridas
Beginning Of Organized Resistance
The Trans-mississippi West
The War Of The English Succession
Western Trade And Exploration
The Struggle With Rivals In The West Indies