Anglo-Saxon/Scottish History

English and Scots-Irish settlers formed the backbone of the early United States. They were largely responsible for winning the nation's independence and for drafting the Constitution. For centuries they were dominant in American society, both in relation to American Indians, blacks, and compared to other whites.

Why Was the Jamestown Colony Such a Mess?

While it lives on in American history and folklore, the actual operation of the colony was a fiasco. Were the colonists merely incompetent, or is there more to the story?

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