Samuel Adams, early colonial leader.

Samuel Adams

Samuel Adams, early colonial leader.

A colonial political cartoon.

An Attempt to Land a Bishop in America

A colonial political cartoon.

"Residence of the Royal Governor of North Carolina."—Stephenson, 1913

The Palace at New Berne

"Residence of the Royal Governor of North Carolina."—Stephenson, 1913

Adrian Block and his companions on Manhattan Island buidling a vessel.

Boatbuilding on Manhattan Island

Adrian Block and his companions on Manhattan Island buidling a vessel.

Francisco de Bobadilla, a Spanish colonial administrator, and Christopher Columbus.

Bobadilla and Columbus

Francisco de Bobadilla, a Spanish colonial administrator, and Christopher Columbus.

The Boston Tea Party was an act of direct action protest by the American colonists against the British Government in which they destroyed many crates of tea belonging to the British East India Company on ships in Boston Harbor.

Casting Tea Overboard in Boston Harbor

The Boston Tea Party was an act of direct action protest by the American colonists against the British…

"Diagram of a colony of Campanularia, showing four forms of persons. A, portion of a fixed colony; a, hydriform person; b, bud-bearing hydriform person (blastostyle); B, free-swimming colony, being sexless medusiform person (blastoscheme of Allmen), with modified medusiform persons budding from its radiating canals, as sporosacs." — Encyclopedia Britannica, 1893

Campanularia

"Diagram of a colony of Campanularia, showing four forms of persons. A, portion of a fixed colony; a,…

"The next day there was a lively time in Cambridge. All Middlesex was aflame, to say nothing of the towns in Worcester. The people came flocking into town - several thousand of them. Dr. Warren and some of the other patriots rode out and persuaded the citizens not to do anything rash. They found old Judge Danforth standing on the Court-house steps, promising never to have anything more to do with Gage's government. He is a councilor. Then the sheriff was called upon to resign."—Coffin, 1879

Carted Through the Streets

"The next day there was a lively time in Cambridge. All Middlesex was aflame, to say nothing of the…

The Catholics of Maryland.

Catholics

The Catholics of Maryland.

"A colony of Cercomonas termo, a typical flagellate infusorian." -Whitney, 1911

Cercomonad Flagellate

"A colony of Cercomonas termo, a typical flagellate infusorian." -Whitney, 1911

A colonial gate in Charleston, South Carolina.

A Colonial Gate

A colonial gate in Charleston, South Carolina.

The official seal of colonial Connecticut in 1635.

Seal of Connecticut

The official seal of colonial Connecticut in 1635.

"Portion of a colony of <em>Corallium rubrum</em>, showing expanded and contracted zooids. In the lower part of the figure the cortex has been cut away to show the axis, ax, and the longitudinal canals, lc, surrounding it." &mdash;Encyclopedia Britannica, 1910

Colony of Collarium Rubrum

"Portion of a colony of Corallium rubrum, showing expanded and contracted zooids. In the lower…

A medal with a depiction of the signing of the Declaration of Independence.

Medal Commemorating the Declaration of Independence

A medal with a depiction of the signing of the Declaration of Independence.

The fort held by Spain in St. Augustine, Florida.

Spanish Fort in St. Augustine, Florida

The fort held by Spain in St. Augustine, Florida.

The surrender of Fort Amsterdam by Governor Stuyvesant.

Surrender of Fort Amsterdam

The surrender of Fort Amsterdam by Governor Stuyvesant.

A profile of Benjamin Franklin

Benjamin Franklin

A profile of Benjamin Franklin

The founder of the first English colony in North America.

Sir Humphrey Gilbert

The founder of the first English colony in North America.

John Hancock, prominent colonial statesman and first to sign the Declaration of Independence

John Hancock

John Hancock, prominent colonial statesman and first to sign the Declaration of Independence

"Portion of the surface of a colony of Heliopora coerulea magnified, showing two calices and the surrounding coenenchymal tubes." &mdash;Encyclopedia Britannica, 1910

Colony of Heliopora coerulea

"Portion of the surface of a colony of Heliopora coerulea magnified, showing two calices and the surrounding…

A hornet's nest attached to a branch of a tree.

Hornet Nest

A hornet's nest attached to a branch of a tree.

"This Order was instituted by Her Majesty the Queen, in the year 1861, for bestowing honor upon the people of her Indian Empire. The Order consists of the Sovereign, a Grand Master, always to be Governor-General of India, and twenty-five Knights, with such Honorary Knights as the Crown may appoint. The Knights are to include both Naval, Military, and Civil officers, and natives of India."&mdash;Aveling, 1891

Insignia of the Order of the Star of India

"This Order was instituted by Her Majesty the Queen, in the year 1861, for bestowing honor upon the…

Ruins of the city of Jamestown.

Ruins of Jamestown

Ruins of the city of Jamestown.

"Jamestown is now an island, for the sandy beach which once connected it with the mainland has disappeared. Only the ruins of the brick church erected in 1639 and some of the tombs in the churchyard remain."&mdash;Webster, 1920

Ruins at the Brick Church at Jamestown

"Jamestown is now an island, for the sandy beach which once connected it with the mainland has disappeared.…

The seal of colonial Maryland, a British colony in 1632.

Seal of Maryland

The seal of colonial Maryland, a British colony in 1632.

The ship that transported the Pilgrims from Plymouth, England to Plymouth, Massachusetts, which would later become the Plymouth Colony.

The Mayflower

The ship that transported the Pilgrims from Plymouth, England to Plymouth, Massachusetts, which would…

A wasp nest built out of dried mud.

Mud Wasp Nest

A wasp nest built out of dried mud.

A view of New Amsterdam, a Dutch colony in America. It later became New York City.

New Amsterdam in 1655

A view of New Amsterdam, a Dutch colony in America. It later became New York City.

The first seal of New Hampshire.

First Seal of New Hampshire

The first seal of New Hampshire.

The seal of colonial New Hampshire in 1629.

Seal of New Hampshire

The seal of colonial New Hampshire in 1629.

New Netherland, 1614&ndash;1674, is the name of the former Dutch territory on the eastern coast of North America in the 17th century.

Seal of New Netherland

New Netherland, 1614–1674, is the name of the former Dutch territory on the eastern coast of North…

An example of the paper money during colonial America.

New York Colonial Paper Money

An example of the paper money during colonial America.

A view of Broad Street, New York in 1740.

Broad Street, New York

A view of Broad Street, New York in 1740.

The Canal on Broad Street, New York during the days of the Colony of New York.

The Canal on Broad Street, New York

The Canal on Broad Street, New York during the days of the Colony of New York.

The first manufacturing warehouse in New York.

First Warehouse in New York

The first manufacturing warehouse in New York.

The seal of colonial New York, which was claimed by the British in 1664.

Seal of New York

The seal of colonial New York, which was claimed by the British in 1664.

The state house in New York in colonial America.

State House in New York

The state house in New York in colonial America.

William Penn's arrival at his colony in Newcastle in November of 1682.

Penn's Arrival at Newcastle

William Penn's arrival at his colony in Newcastle in November of 1682.

James Oglethorpe (1/2/22/1696 - 6/30/1785) was a British general, a philanthropist and was the founder of the colony of Georgia. A social reformer in England, he hoped to resettle England's poor, especially those in debtors prison, in the New World. Oglethorpe sailed for 88 days, arriving in Charleston, South Carolina on the ship Anne, in late 1732, and settled near the present site of Savannah, Georgia on February 12, 1733.

General James Oglethorpe

James Oglethorpe (1/2/22/1696 - 6/30/1785) was a British general, a philanthropist and was the founder…

James Oglethorpe, who established the chartered colony of Georgia.

James Oglethorpe

James Oglethorpe, who established the chartered colony of Georgia.

An old colony seal of New Plymouth.

Old Colony Seal

An old colony seal of New Plymouth.

William Penn (October 14, 1644 &ndash; July 30, 1718) was founder and "Absolute Proprietor" of the Province of Pennsylvania, the English North American colony and the future U.S. state of Pennsylvania.

William Penn

William Penn (October 14, 1644 – July 30, 1718) was founder and "Absolute Proprietor" of the Province…

An English entrepreneur who founded the Province of Pennsylvania in colonial America.

William Penn

An English entrepreneur who founded the Province of Pennsylvania in colonial America.

"Colony of <em>Pennatula phosphorea</em> from the metarachidial aspect. p, The peduncle. B, Section of the rachis bearing a single pinna. A, Axis; b, metarachidial; c, prorachidial; d, pararachidial stem canals." &mdash;Encyclopedia Britannica, 1910

Colony of Pennatula phosphorea

"Colony of Pennatula phosphorea from the metarachidial aspect. p, The peduncle. B, Section…

Peter Stuyvesant, protesting vehemently against the signing of a treaty of surrender to the English

Peter Stuyvesant

Peter Stuyvesant, protesting vehemently against the signing of a treaty of surrender to the English

The pine-tree shilling, an early form of currency in colonial America.

Pine-tree Shilling

The pine-tree shilling, an early form of currency in colonial America.

Plymouth Rock is the traditional site of disembarkation of William Bradford and the Mayflower Pilgrims who founded Plymouth Colony in 1620, in what would become the United States.

Plymouth Rock and Monument

Plymouth Rock is the traditional site of disembarkation of William Bradford and the Mayflower Pilgrims…

The Puritans of New England.

Puritans

The Puritans of New England.

"The colonies of these singular creatues are in the form of a cartilaginous tube, open at one end. In the walls fo this tube, formed by the coalescence of the mantles of the animals composing it, the bodies of the Ascidians are seperately imbedded, the branchial chamber of each passing completely through the wall from its outer to its innner surface." &mdash; Goodrich, 1859

Pyrosoma

"The colonies of these singular creatues are in the form of a cartilaginous tube, open at one end. In…

The Quakers of Pennsylvania.

Quakers

The Quakers of Pennsylvania.

The official seal of colonial Rhode Island in 1636.

Seal of Rhode Island

The official seal of colonial Rhode Island in 1636.

Roger Williams was the founder of the Providence Plantation in Rhode Island, as well as the first Baptist church in America. He crossed the Pawtucket River in order to obtain more land from the Native Americans.

Roger Williams Crossing the Pawtucket River

Roger Williams was the founder of the Providence Plantation in Rhode Island, as well as the first Baptist…

Roanoke Island was the site of the 16th century Roanoke Colony, the first English colony in the New World in what was then called Virginia, in honor of England's ruling monarch, Queen Elizabeth I.

Roanoke Island

Roanoke Island was the site of the 16th century Roanoke Colony, the first English colony in the New…

An English statesman and one of the founders of the proprietary Virginia Company of London, which established the first permanent English settlement of Virginia.

Sir Edwin Sandys

An English statesman and one of the founders of the proprietary Virginia Company of London, which established…

A drawing of early settlers in New England.

Early Settlers in New England

A drawing of early settlers in New England.

"Walls of Signia. The colony of Signia was said to have been founded by the last Tarquin; but its possession was lost in the early years of the republic." -Allen, 1890

Walls of Signia

"Walls of Signia. The colony of Signia was said to have been founded by the last Tarquin; but its possession…

"Revenue stamp used in the colonies."&mdash;Stephenson, 1913

Revenue Stamp

"Revenue stamp used in the colonies."—Stephenson, 1913

Peter Struyvesant was the last Dutch governor of the New Netherlands colony.

Peter Struyvesant in New Amsterdam

Peter Struyvesant was the last Dutch governor of the New Netherlands colony.

Governor Stuyvesant tearing up the letter demanding the surrender of New Amsterdam.

Governor Peter Stuyvesant

Governor Stuyvesant tearing up the letter demanding the surrender of New Amsterdam.

Also referred to as loyalists. They were the American colonists who chose to remain loyal to Great Britain during the Revolutionary war.

A Tory

Also referred to as loyalists. They were the American colonists who chose to remain loyal to Great Britain…