Category: An Illustrated History Of The USA

The lost colony

The Jamestown settlers were not the first Fmglish people to visit Virginia. Twenty years earlier the adventurer Sir Walter Raleigh had sent ships to find land in the New World where English people might settle. He named the land they visited Virginia, in honor of Elizabeth, England’s un­married Queen. In July 1585, 108 English settlers […]

Reconstruction

The asittisitiatwn of President Lincoln. On die night of April 13, 1865, crowds ot people moved through the brightly lit streets of Washington to celebrate Lee’s surrender at Appomattox. A man who was there wrote in his diary: “Guns arc firing, bells ringing, flags flying, men laughing, children cheering, all, all arc jubilant.” The next […]