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European Nations Settle North America by Mind Map: European Nations Settle North America
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European Nations Settle North America

Competing Claims in North America

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.

The English Arrive in Noth America

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

The sruggle for North America

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

Native Americans Respond

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.