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  Reference.com/Encyclopedia/British colonization of the Americas
British colonization of the Americas (including colonization under the Kingdom of England before the 1707 Acts of Union created the Kingdom of Great Britain) began in the late 16th century, before reaching its peak after colonies were established throughout the Americas, and a protectorate was established in Hawaii.
The British were one of the most important colonizers of the Americas and their American empire came to rival the Spanish American colonies in extent.
Saint Vincent and the Grenadines - Saint Vincent was colonized in 1762.
www.reference.com /browse/wiki/British_colonization_of_the_Americas   (2277 words)

  
  NationMaster - Encyclopedia: Danish colonization of the Americas
Spanish conquest and colonization of the Americas began with the arrival in America of Christopher Columbus in 1492.
Map of the Polish-Lithuanian Commonwealth, with Courlands colonies marked The Duchy of Courland was the smallest nation to colonize the Americas with a short-lived colony in Tobago during the 1654-1659, and again 1660-1689.
The Swedish colonization of the Americas consisted of a 17th century settlement on the Delaware River in Delaware, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, and Maryland, and possessions in the Caribbean during the 18th and 19th century.
www.nationmaster.com /encyclopedia/Danish-colonization-of-the-Americas   (1663 words)

  
  colonization. The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2001-05
Colonization may be state policy, or it may be a private project sponsored by chartered corporations or by associations and individuals.
Before colonization can be effected, the indigenous population must be subdued and assimilated or converted to the culture of the colonists; otherwise, a modus vivendi must be established by the imposition of a treaty or an alliance.
Modern colonization, frequently preceded by an era in which missionaries and traders were active, was largely exploitative, but it did not in the long run prove directly lucrative to the colonial power, because it involved a heavy drain on the treasury of the home government.
www.bartleby.com /65/co/coloniza.html   (882 words)

  
 Florida History-First Spanish to British Colonization
When English settlers came to America, they established their first colonies well to the North—at Jamestown, Virginia in 1607 and Plymouth, Massachusetts in 1620.
British surveyors mapped much of the landscape and coastline and tried to develop relations with a new group of Native American people who were moving into the area from the North.
However, Spain—participating indirectly in the war as an ally of France—captured Pensacola from the British in 1781.
www.wearefla.com /florida_history_2.htm   (797 words)

  
 British North America information - Search.com
British North America was an informal term first used in 1783, but uncommon before the Report on the Affairs of British North America (1839), called the Durham Report.
At the start of the American Revolution in 1775 the British Empire included 20 colonies north of Mexico.
All but one of the remaining colonies of British North America joined together from 1867 to 1873 forming the Dominion of Canada.
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 The Ultimate Colonialism - American History Information Guide and Reference
The term also refers to a set of beliefs used to legitimize or promote this system, especially the belief that the mores of the colonizer are superior to those of the colonized.
Advocates of colonialism argue that colonial rule benefits the colonized by developing the economic and political infrastructure necessary for modernization and democracy.
Dependency theorists such as Andre Gunder Frank, however, argue that colonialism actually leads to the net transfer of wealth from the colonized to the colonizer, and inhibits successful economic development.
www.historymania.com /american_history/Colonialism   (281 words)

  
 American Colonization
Actually, Vikings landed on north America in the 10th century, but they did not develop any form of settlement.
But Columbus's voyages mark the start of continuous European efforts to explore and colonize the Americas.
In 1760 there were 1,600,000 people living in the British colonies.
persocite.francite.com /jenniferchevrier/am-colonization.htm   (408 words)

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