Brief History of America


America is the third-largest country in the world, and its history is fascinating. It was first settled by Native Americans, then discovered by Christopher Columbus, and finally became a country independent from Great Britain’s rule through the American Revolution. Since then, there have been many changes to America’s government system, including new amendments to the Constitution and statehoods that have joined our union. If you’re planning on going on vacation or simply want to learn more about where you’re going (or where your ancestors came from), read on!

The first people to arrive in America were the Native Americans.

The first people to arrive in America were the Native Americans. The Native Americans were hunter-gatherers who migrated from Asia across the Bering Strait. They arrived around 12,000 years ago and spread throughout North America, moving south as far as Mexico and Central America.

  • It’s important to note that this group did not include any of today’s Native American tribes–they were simply early inhabitants of what would eventually become known as North America.

America was discovered by Christopher Columbus.

Christopher Columbus was an Italian explorer who went on a voyage to discover a new route to India. He was sponsored by the Spanish monarchy and set out in 1492. During this time, people believed that there were only five continents: Europe, Asia, Africa (Africa), Australia (Oceania) and Antarctica. So when he came across America during his journey around the world, he thought it was part of Asia because it had similar plants and animals as those found in China; however he later realized that this was actually a new continent altogether–North America!

Columbus’ discovery led to many more Portuguese explorers coming over here looking for gold and silver mines which resulted in colonization by European powers such as Spain

Settlers arrived in America in search of freedom and prosperity.

The first settlers arrived in America looking for freedom and prosperity. They wanted to live without persecution, so they could practice their religion freely. They also wanted to own property, make their own choices, pursue their dreams and live in peace and harmony with each other.

The American Revolution was fought against Great Britain to gain independence from their rule.

The American Revolution was a war fought between Great Britain and the 13 colonies that had formed the United States. The war was fought for independence from British rule, with most of its battles taking place on American soil. It lasted from 1775 until 1783, after which Britain recognized America’s independence.

The Continental Army was made up of soldiers who were fighting for their own country’s freedom; they were led by George Washington during most of the war. The British army consisted mostly of paid professionals who were sent to America by England’s King George III; however, some Americans also joined this force voluntarily because they wanted revenge against their former colony or simply because they believed in what it stood for: freedom from tyranny (or rule by one person).

The Articles of Confederation formed the first government in 1777.

The Articles of Confederation were the first constitution of the United States, ratified in 1781. They gave Congress–the national legislature–broad powers to conduct foreign policy, make treaties with other nations and states and raise money through taxes on imported goods.

However, they did not give Congress any power to tax citizens directly; instead it had to rely on state governments’ voluntary contributions. This caused problems because many states resisted paying their share while others failed altogether due to financial difficulties or political disputes within their borders (such as between New York City and rural areas).

In addition, there was no executive branch under this system; instead all executive duties fell upon Congress itself which meant that it could not enforce its own laws effectively since members were busy debating over policies rather than carrying them out!

The Constitution was written and ratified in 1787 and went into effect in 1789.

The Constitution was written and ratified in 1787. It went into effect in 1789, when George Washington was inaugurated as the first president of the United States.

The Constitution was written by a committee of delegates from each state who met at different times during the summer of 1787 at Independence Hall in Philadelphia (now part of Independence National Historical Park). The convention lasted through most of July and August, when they produced a final draft that included many ideas from other governments’ constitutions as well as their own experiences with colonial rule under British law.

In 1804, Louisiana Territory was purchased from France for $15 million dollars, doubling the size of the United States.

In 1804, Louisiana Territory was purchased from France for $15 million dollars, doubling the size of the United States. The purchase included 828,000 square miles of land that stretched from New Orleans to St. Louis and north to Canada. This purchase doubled the size of America’s original 13 colonies and made it possible for Americans to expand westward across North America.

Texas joined the union as a state in 1845.

Texas is the second largest state in the US, and it’s known for its oil and cattle industries. It also has a diverse population that includes many people from Mexico and other countries around the world.

Texas is a popular tourist destination due to its many beautiful beaches, shopping centers, amusement parks and sports teams like the Dallas Cowboys football team.

If you want to visit America, you may have a better understanding of its history before you go!

If you want to visit America, you may have a better understanding of its history before you go!

  • America is a great place to visit. It’s full of history and culture, so there are lots of things to do and see when visiting this country.
  • There are many different types of travel in America–you can choose from visiting cities like New York City or Los Angeles, going on road trips across the country or taking cruises through Alaska’s fjords! Whatever kind of trip suits your fancy best will depend on what kind of traveler you are (and whether or not your wallet can handle it).


If you’re planning on visiting America, it’s important to know its history. The country has a long and rich past that began with Native Americans who came over from Asia thousands of years ago. Later, European settlers came looking for religious freedom and economic prosperity; they fought against Great Britain in what became known as the American Revolution before forming their own government called the Articles of Confederation (1777). Afterward came the Constitution (1787), which created our current system of government today!