North America was once a place without towns or cities as we know them today. People came from faraway lands to start them. These first towns were called colonies.
How did the early colonies of Jamestown and Plymouth grow? How were big cities like New York and San Diego settled? What attracted settlers to those places? What hardships did they endure? Did the settlers get along peacefully with the native people? How did Spain, England, Mexico, and the Netherlands shape North America as we know it today? Learn the answers to these questions and more as you read about four early American colonies.