The early French sailed west in hopes to reach the East Indies
Giovanni da Verrazzano sailed in 1524 in search of a route to the Pacific Ocean
Verrazzano decovered New york harbor instead.
In the early 1600's a English company set sail from England and founded jamestown a settlemet in North America
A second group of settlers known as the pilgrams founded the second English colony Plymouth, Massachusetts
They left England to seek religous freedom and cruelty from the king. They were known as puritans
Following the French and English the dutch were the next to colonize North America
The Dutch holdings in North America became known as New Netherland
As they expanded thier settlements in North America, the nations of France, England, and the Netherlands battled each other for colonial supremacy
France and Englan started to interfere with each other and tensions rose.
In 1754 a dispute over lands in ohioled to a war between the French and England
The conlfict was known as the French and Indian War
The French and Dutch had the best relationship with the Native Americans
The groups did notlive in harmony together,the dutch settlers fought with various natives.
hostillity between the English settlers and Native Americans led to warfare.
Metcom was a Native American leader who led devestating attacks across the New England area.