Native Americans in the United States This map shows the approximate location of the ice-free corridor and specific Paleoindian sites Clovis theory. It is not definitively known how or when the Native Americans first settled the Americas and the present-day United States. The prevailing theory proposes that people migrated from Eurasia across Beringiaa land bridge that connected Siberia to present-day Alaska during the Ice Ageand then spread southward throughout the Americas.
Subjects and concerns that were tackled in the early years continue to be addressed and resolved today: The expectations for American democracy have always been elevated, and the reality has sometimes been disappointing.
Despite these occasional setbacks, the nation has grown and flourished, through a recurrent process of adjustment and compromise.
A land bridge, which was estimated to be as wide as 1, kilometers milesthen connected Asia and North America. The first settlers in what is now America crossed the land bridge from Asia. Historians believe they lived in the part of North America that is now Alaska for thousands of years.
Known as the Hohokam, Adenans, Hopewellians, and Anasazi, these early groups of human settlers built crude villages and began growing crops.
Their lives were connected to the land; and family and community were very important to them. Researchers have shown they relied on storytelling as a way to share information, as well as picture writing known as hieroglyphics. They also fought regularly, largely due to land disputes.
Historians are not certain why these early humans disappeared, but they were replaced by other Native American tribes—the Zuni, Hopi, etc.
By the time the first Europeans arrived in what is now the United Sates roughly two million people inhabited the region.
Nearly years would pass before other Europeans reached North America, and another years for them to build permanent settlements. The early explorers did not originally set out to find America, nor did they know it even existed. Upon setting sail they were originally looking for seagoing trade routes between Europe and Asia.
Even Christopher Columbus, who is often credited with the discovery of America, never reached what is now the mainland United States. An Italian, whose voyage was paid for by the Spanish Queen Isabella, Columbus merely reached some of the islands of the Caribbean in When the Europeans finally arrived in America—mostly from Spain and Portugal, but also from France, England and Holland—they discovered and a land with all the vast natural resources needed to create permanent settlements.
During the 16 century, Spain sponsored multiple explorations to the New World, claiming more land in the Americas than did any other country. InJuan Ponce de Leon landed in Florida.
Several years later, Hernando De Soto also landed in Florida and conducted explorations all the way to the Mississippi River to the northeast.
Other Europeans, including Giovanni da Verrazano, Jacques Cartier, and Amerigo Vespucci, for whom the two American continents are named, explored further north. Thirteen British colonies to the north would later be established, marking the beginning of the formation of the United States of America.
The Colonial Period Statue of Liberty The majority of people who came to the British colonies in the 17 century were of English descent.
Some came to avoid religious or political persecution in their mother country, while others came looking for economic opportunity. Some had to work as servants to pay back the cost of their trip before gaining their freedom, and some, like black Africans, were brought here as slaves.
In, people had settled in America—a number that would jump to 2.
Over time the 13 colonies that comprised America were established within three distinct regions. Most of the initial settlements were founded along the Atlantic Coast and on the rivers that flowed into the ocean.
The first of these regions was in the Northeast, where, trees which could be used for timber covered the hills, and water power was widely available. This region, which would take on the name New England, included the states of Massachusetts, Connecticut, and Rhode Island.
Here the economy was based on timber, fishing, ship-building, and various trade. Here, due largely to the proximity to the Atlantic ocean, the weather was milder and the countryside was more varied, allowing people to find success in the fields of industry and agriculture.
The society in the Middle Colonies was more diverse and sophisticated than that of the other two regions. People who settled in New York, for example, came from all over Europe, including many families of great wealth.
Due to the temperate climate in this region of the New World, the growing season was long and the soil was fertile.
Most who settled here were simple farmers—farmers that often worked their small farms themselves The wealthy landowners, however, boasted large plantations on which crops such as cotton and tobacco were grown for commerce.United States History: The United States of America: The Early Years On April 30, , George Washington became the first president of the United States of America.
Washington had served as a general in the War of Independence and was well-respected throughout the new union. Modern Coin Wholesale's Ron Drzewucki writes a brief history of gold coins in the United States, from colonial times to the Kennedy gold half dollar. The United States Constitution was written in during the Philadelphia Convention.
The old Congress set the rules the new government followed in terms of writing and ratifying the new constitution. After ratification in eleven states, in its elected officers of government assembled in New York City, replacing the Articles of Confederation government.
The history of the United States is what happened in the past in the United States, a country in North America. Native Americans have lived there for thousands of years.
English people in went to the place now called Jamestown, Virginia. Oct 11, · Search for "A Brief History of the United States of America" on ph-vs.com Share this Rating Title: A Brief History of the United States of America ()/ The text of this book was adapted from USA History in Brief, (GPS Catalog No.
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