History of the United States of America

On this website, we have chosen to divide the history of America in 3 broad areas.

Native American History

While most people know American after the discovery bt Christopher Columbus, for thousands of years, United States was the home of Native Americans who lived there for thousands of years.

You can read about the rich culture of the native Americans and learn about the daily lives of the tribes, their Chiefs, their homes, their favorite pastimes. There are several native American Indian tribes and we have given an overview of these. There is information about many famous Native Americans like Pocahontas and Sitting Bull.

Colonization of America

English went to the USA in 1607 in the territory now called Jamestown, Virginia. Other European settlers like France, Spain, and the Netherlands also colonized North America. In the history of US, many Native Americans were killed, or died of disease or lost their land to the intruders.

There were 13 colonies in 1733. In 1775, Revolutionary War, led by George Washington, started between the colonies and Britain. The reason for war was the American colonists being upset over changes in British policies. On July 4, 1776, people from the thirteen colonies created the United States Declaration of Independence. The main announcement was that they were free from Great Britain. The Americans won.

Independent America

A¬†constitution was created in 1787 and a Bill of Rights in 1791. These were based on the idea of “social contracts”. George Washington became its first president. The early 1800s¬†saw the new American nation dealing with now abolished issues like the slavery.

In 1861, several states in the South left the United States to start a new country called the Confederate States of America. This caused the American Civil War. Immigration resumed after the was and some Americans became very rich in this Gilded Age and now the country is the biggest economy and the most powerful nation in the world.