- from 13 Colonies
Early settlers took big risks to make new homes in a strange land. Every day, they worked to survive.
Just a generation later, their work paid off. Thirteen English colonies started to grow and thrive 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 good economy developed. Life was still hard for colonists. Illness and hostile Native Americans still took their lives. Winters were still 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.