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Colonial America generally describes the period of American history between the Pilgrims' arrival in the New World and the victory of the colonists over England in the American Revolution (1607–1776). The contents of this website break down this time period into five categories in order to better examine and understand these historical events in relation to one another and to America today.

Colonial America is a fascinating chronicle full of both adventures and mistakes that interwove difficult but necessary life lessons into the American experience. At its foundation, it is the story of immigrants who gathered at the far side of the Atlantic and risked their lives for religious freedom and a belief in a new society.

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