European colonization of the Americas (up to 1763)
Several European countries joined the conquest of the New World, making America a colorful continent.
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Colonizers and colonies
Spanish conquerors owed their success to their armor and firearms.
Jamestown, founded in 1607, was the first permanent English settlement on the east coast of North America.
Christopher Columbus' three-masted carrack, the Santa Maria was the flagship of his first, landmark voyage.
The Aztec Empire was a despotic, militaristic state.
The fearsome looking Aztec warriors could not stop the Spanish conquistadors with their primitive weapons.
The colonizing powers´ colors were wiped off the map by the nations fighting to regain their independence.
Learning about the geographic location, capitals and flags of the world´s countries through exercises in three levels of difficulty.
The Incas´ rudimentary weapons were inadequate in their struggle against the Spanish Conquistadors.
The ancient Inca city, located in present-day Peru, is a World Heritage Site.
Numerous legendary empires were built (and destroyed) in the course of history.
Carved into a granite cliff, the sculptures of the Mount Rushmore National Memorial depict four great United States presidents.
Before the American Civil war the use of slaves on plantations was typical in the Southern states.
This animation demonstrates the states and largest cities of the USA.
The magnificent capital of the Aztec Empire astonished even the Spanish Conquistadors.
Majestic even in its ruins, this city was the largest and most populous settlement in the pre-Columbian Americas.
Learning about the geographic location, capitals and flags of American countries through exercises in three levels of difficulty.
The migration of large human populations began in Ancient times.
One of the best known buildings in the world, this is the residence and office of the President of the United States.
Schooners, first built in the Netherlands in the 17th century, were mainly used as merchant ships.
The statue was donated by the French to the USA for the centenary of gaining independence.