Pre-United States History

Samuel Adams Statue Boston

Samuel Adams – Founding Fathers of United States of America – Sons of Liberty – 1723 AD – 1803 AD

Samuel Adams was one of the key figures in the history of American Revolution for liberty. He is rightly known as one of the founding fathers of United States of America. Samuel Adams – Early Life Samuel Adams was born on 16th September 1722 in Boston, which was a British […]

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Anglo – Powhatan Wars – Battles between English and Powhatan – 1609 – 1646

Anglo – Powhatan Wars – Battles between English and Powhatan – 1609 – 1646

The Anglo – Powhatan Wars were a series of battles fought between the Native and the Colonists. The major reason for the war was expansion done by the colonists and the retaliation by the natives. There were mainly three battles fought between English and Powhatan. First between the years 1609 to 1614, Second between […]

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Fundamental Orders of Connecticut by Roger Ludlow on January 14, 1638

Fundamental Orders of Connecticut by Roger Ludlow on January 14, 1638

Fundamental Orders of Connecticut is regarded as the first written constitution of an American Colony. John Fiske mentioned that the Fundamental Orders are the first written constitution of western tradition and therefore he called Connecticut as “The Constitution State”. The Orders were adopted on January 14, 1638 and had great significance […]

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Pequot War 1637 - Battle between Native Americans and English - 1634 AD - 1638 AD

Pequot War 1637 – Battle between Native Americans and English – 1634 AD – 1638 AD

The Pequot War was fought between the years 1634 to 1638 in New England (the East Coast of US). The war was fought between Pequot Tribe of New England and the English People of Massachusetts Bay, Plymouth, and Saybrook colonies. The English people were also supported by the enemy tribe […]

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Native Americans bringing Beaver to European Traders

Beaver Wars – French and Iroquois Wars – 1640 – 1701 AD

Beaver Wars – French and Iroquois Wars – 1640 – 1701 AD The French and Iroquois Wars were series of battles fought between the strongest Native American tribe Iroquois and the French colonial power. The wars were mainly fought in the North Eastern America, near the present day Great Lake […]

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Winthrop Fleet – Great Migration – Migrations to New England – Growth of Protestants in United States – 1630 AD

Winthrop Fleet – Great Migration – Migrations to New England – Growth of Protestants in United States – 1630 AD

After the Renaissance during the 17th century, the Christian sect of Protestantism started developing in England. The main ideology of these people was to do reform in Christianity and to oust the leadership of church and pope from the Christian world. They were against the customs and traditions of church […]

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Mayflower Compact - In the name of God...

Mayflower Compact – Foundation of United States Constitution – First Written Law of Colonist in America 1620 AD

The Mayflower Compact was the first written law document of America. Second president of America John Adams once mentioned that Mayflower Compact is the foundation of US constitution which was written more than 150 years before him. The Mayflower Compact was signed by the colonosits who crossed Atlantic Ocean on […]

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Anglo Dutch War - Ships Buring during the War

Anglo-Dutch Wars – Battle for Supremacy over America – 1652 AD – 1784 AD

The British and Dutch fought four battles in order to establish their supremacy over trade routes of North Atlantic. These wars were fought between 1652 AD to 1784 AD. Almost ten thousand Dutch and thirteen thousand English soldiers were killed in the battle for supremacy. England ultimately came out victorious […]

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Giovanni da Verrazzano – 1524 AD – First European to discovered North America’s Coastline and New York

Giovanni da Verrazzano – 1524 AD – First European to discovered North America’s Coastline and New York

Giovanni da Verrazzano was an Italian explorer who worked for the French king. He is known for discovering coastline of North America including the present day New York in 1524 AD. Giovanni da Verrazzano – Early life Giovanni da Verrazzano is believed to be born in Florence, Italy. Some other accounts suggest […]

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Map of New Amsterdam - 1664 - In North American Continent

Establishment of New Amsterdam – History of New York City – 1625 AD

A Dutch Colony named New Netherlands established in America 1625 AD. The capital was called New Amsterdam which later evolved as the New York City. The Dutch West India company used to have monopoly over the fur trade in the East Coast so it was decided by the Dutch that Amsterdam Fort would be […]

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