Early America

  • Beyond the Facts and Figures: The Rise of Civilization

    Beyond the Facts and Figures: The Rise of Civilization

    Early Native Americans were generally nomads; they moved from place to place in search of food. This is true of ancient peoples elsewhere too, such as the early people living in the Middle East and northern Africa. The hunting and gathering lifestyle was difficult and people didn’t live very long.…


  • Early Expeditions to American

    Early Expeditions to American

    You probably have heard about Christopher Columbus’s voyages, but he certainly wasn’t the only explorer on the high seas. Many people went before him; most of them were seeking a faster and safer trade route to Asia and the Middle East. Their successes (and failures) gave Columbus important information that…


  • The First European Explorers to America

    The First European Explorers to America

    Was Christopher Columbus the first European to reach the American continents? His expedition was certainly well-documented, but it wasn’t the first. Around 1000 A.D., almost five hundred years before Columbus landed in the West Indies, Leif Erikson, a Viking explorer, landed on Canada’s eastern shore.[caption id="attachment_354" align="aligncenter" width="300"] Image of…


  • Christopher Columbus

    Christopher Columbus

    “Following the light of the sun, we left the Old World.”Was Christopher Columbus a hero? That depends on who you ask. He was a brave and skilled sailor and leader. Although he wasn’t the first to discover the Americas, his explorations opened the way for future European visits.On the other…


  • Before the Explorers: The First Americans

    Before the Explorers: The First Americans

    People lived on the North American continent long before Christopher Columbus’s voyage. Archaeologists have found evidence that the first settlers came to North America at least 16,000 years ago. They probably followed grazing animals across a land bridge that connected Alaska to Siberia during the Ice Age. This land bridge…