This category is intended for sites about the history of what is now the United States of America, prior to its independence from Britain. This period has traditionally started with the 1492 expedition of Christopher Columbus, who initiated the first sustained contact between Europe and the Western Hemisphere; through the Revolutionary War (or War for American Independence), and includes successive exploration and colonization of North America by Spain, England, France, the Netherlands, Sweden, and other European nations.
Please submit only web sites dealing with the history of what is now the United States of America, prior to its independence from Britain.

Sites of reenactment groups should be listed in the appropriate sub-category in Recreation: Living History.

Foreign language sites should be listed in World, unless they contain a working English language version.

A listing of web sites dealing with the currency of the Colonial period of American history.
Please submit only sites containing information about the currency of Colonial America to this sub-category.

Sites of a general nature about this period should be submitted to the main category.

Foreign language sites should be listed in World, unless they contain a working English language version.

A listing of web sites dealing with documents from the Colonial period of American history.
Please submit only sites containing Colonial era documents to this sub-category. Sites of a general nature about this period should be submitted to the main category.

Foreign language sites should be listed in World, unless they contain a working English language version.

A listing of web sites dealing with the history of the colony of Jamestown, from the Colonial period of American history.
Please submit only sites dealing with the history of the colony of Jamestown to this sub-category.

Sites of a general nature about this period should be submitted to the main category.

Foreign language sites should be listed in World, unless they contain a working English language version.

A listing of web sites dealing with the religious aspects of life in the Colonial period of American history.
Please submit only sites dealing with the religious aspects of life in Colonial America to this sub-category.

Sites of a general nature about this period should be submitted to the main category.

Foreign language sites should be listed in World, unless they contain a working English language version.