Friday, September 2, 2016

Land and the American Identity

One of the ongoing themes moving forward from the colonial era into the revolutionary era in American history is the continuing competition for land between all players involved. The colonial settlers wanted the land and the Native Americans wanted the land. France wanted the land and Britain wanted the land. The outcome of this competition can be summarized as:

American colonists wanted that land really, really bad -- so bad that they were willing to fight the French and Indians for it and then fight the greatest power in the world for it -- Great Britain. 

And they would continue to fight the Native Americans and the British to keep it...