Chapter 1:
Native Americans
Chapter 2:
European Background
Chapter 3:
Discovery and Exploration
Chapter 4:
Conquest and Settlement
Chapter 5:
Iberian Elements
Chapter 6:
French Elements
Chapter 7:
African Elements
Chapter 8:
17th Century
Chapter 9:
18th Century
Chapter 10:
Revolutionary Era
Chapter 11:
Founding of the United States
Chapter 12:
Early 19th Century

European Background

  • Protestant Reformation

  • Calvin's Geneva

  • Roman Catholicism

  • Anglicanism





To understand the early colonial period, it is necessary to understand the European situation; especially in terms of religion.


Photo Credot: Portrait of John Calvin attributed to Hans Holbein the Younger.