- from 13 Colonies
Early settlers risked their lives to set up new homes in unfamiliar territory. Every day, they worked to survive.
Just a generation later, their work paid off as 13 English colonies began to grow and flourish on North American soil. Roads began to connect one village to the next. People learned how to make it through the winter. Trade between the colonies began, and a reliable economy developed. Life was still hard for colonists. As in earlier days, illness and hostile Native Americans claimed colonists’ lives, and winters were long and harsh in the northern colonies. Survival, however, was no longer a surprise. Families planted their roots, and a new nation began to sprout.