- from South America
You probably know something about the settlement and colonization of what would become the United States.
How the fertile land along our east coast brought families looking to make a fresh start. How settlers formed governments and colonies even while still being controlled by Britain. And finally, how anger at Britain brought about a revolution. Then independence.
The experience in South America was very different. For one thing, the land and climate in most parts of the continent made farming difficult. If not impossible. Plus, the huge amounts of gold and silver changed almost everything.