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Category: Colonial America

Jamestown

Did Jamestown’s Settlers Drink Themselves to Death?

Geologists are investigating whether tainted drinking water killed most of Jamestown’s colonists during the “starving time” of 1609-1610.

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Video: The Declaration of Independence

Explore the history of the Declaration of Independence, which proclaimed America’s independence on July 4, 1776.

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12 Things You May Not Know About Paul Revere

On the 236th anniversary of his famous ride, check out 12 facts about Paul Revere—from his dabbling in dentistry to his dismissal from the military–that might surprise you.

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In 17th-Century Letters, King of Spain Frets Over Jamestown

Colonial Williamsburg has acquired 17th-century letters in which Philip III of Spain worries about England’s establishment of Jamestown.