Some important people in the Southern colonies were Thomas Jefferson, Captain John Smith and Elizabeth (Eliza) Lucas Pinckney. All three made essential contributions to their communities and to the country. More »

The northern and southern colonies differed in the level of public participation in government and in the religious, social and economic factors that influenced policy. The northern states, particularly those that make u... More »

In the southern American Colonies, the wealthy dined on roast beef and many other types of meat, while the poorer classes, servants and slaves ate more humble foods, such as corn bread, greens, pork, fried chicken and or... More »

Many people see Thomas Jefferson's greatest failure to be giving up his fight against slavery. While he saw slavery as "a hideous blot" on humanity and made several attempts at its abolishment, he eventually gave it up, ... More »

The original 13 colonies were established by a range of people, though they were gifted or chartered by the King of England, from the Puritans and London Company to English aristocrats. The first two colonies, Virginia a... More » History Modern History US History

The people living in the North American Middle Colonies were more diverse ethnically and religiously than the populations in the other colonies, and outside of the few cities, their economy was based primarily on small s... More »

Elizabeth Cady Stanton died of congestive heart failure at her daughter Margaret's home in New York City. On October 26, 1902 she was confined to her bed in the afternoon and passed away in the evening. More » History Modern History US History