The USA 1648 CE

A group of European - mostly English - colonies have sprung up along the eastern seaboard of the present-day USA.

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What is happening in The USA in 1648CE

After one or two false starts, the eastern seaboard of the present-day United States began to be settled by European colonists from the early 1600s. Eight colonies have now been founded, six of which are English: Virginia (by a company owned by English courtiers and merchants, 1607), Massachusetts (by Purtians seeking freedom to practice their faith, 1620), New Hampshire (by a group of fishermen, 1623; New Hampshire is temporarily controlled by Massachussetts at the moment), Maryland (as a place where Catholics could practice their faith, 1634), Connecticut (an offshoot of Massachusetts, 1635) and Rhode Island (another offshoot of Massachusetts, 1636). There was also one Dutch colony (New Netherlands, founded by Dutch merchants, 1624) and one Swedish (Delaware, 1638, as a trading post). Each colony is governed according to its own principles and under its own laws. The population is increasing rapidly, with most of the “English” colonists coming not only from England, but also from Scotland, Ireland and Germany.

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