Category: U.S. History from Leif to Barack

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Colonial Period: Plymouth Colony

The Plymouth Colony is the first lesson in the Colonial Period unit with Massachusetts Bay Colony, Marquette and Joliet, Bacon’s Rebellion, and the French and Indian War to follow. The pre-Colonial Period saw European explorers, through the use of triangular trade and particularly the Atlantic Slave trade, colonize indigenous people...

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Indigenous People: Eastern Woodlands Cultivators (Northeast Indians)

In studying indigenous cultures, when Europeans arrived in the Americas, the Eastern Woodlands Cultivators (Northeast Indians) lived in what are now the northeastern United States and southeastern Canada. The Northeast culture area reaches from the present-day Canadian provinces of Quebec, Ontario, and the Maritime Provinces (New Brunswick, Nova Scotia, and...