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Primary Sources: America (U.S.A.) History

Colonial America saw European settlers establishing diverse colonies along the eastern seaboard, each with unique economic, social, and political structures. From the Puritan communities of New England to the plantation economies of the South, colonists forged new societies amidst interactions with indigenous peoples. During the colonial period, they witnessed tension with the British Crown over governance and taxation issues, culminating in the Revolutionary War and the birth of the United States. The Early Republic era, marked by the adoption of the Constitution, saw the fledgling nation grappling with questions of federalism, individual rights, and westward expansion, laying the foundation for American democracy.

Book Sources: Colonial America & Early Republic 

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Online Sources: Colonial America & Early Republic