|A look at American history|
1607. Virginia, the first colony, was founded.
1619. The first African slaves arrived and were forced to work on the tobacco plantations.
1620. The Mayflower landed with English Puritans on board to escape from religious persecutions.
1607-1733. The settlers founded thirteen colonies : Virginia, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Maryland, Connecticut, Rhode Island, North Carolina, South Carolina, New York, Delaware, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, and Georgia.
1775-1783. The War of Independence.
1776, July 4th. With the Declaration of Independence, the thirteen