The Patriots Daily Bites of American History,The Protestant Reformation Series 30, Volume 5: How America got its Name #20
PEARL LEONA STURGIS
The Patriots Daily Bites of American History, The Protestant Reformation Series 30, Volume 5
How America got its Name:
Even after Columbus landed on the American continent he still called it West Indies not knowing that it was another continent. 7 years later, in 1499 a man named Amerigo Vespucci, who was a friend of Columbus, visited the main land and wrote an account of the country. Several years later the account was published in Germany and the printer in giving a title to his book named it America. The book received much attention from learned men in all the countries in Europe.
The name “America” soon came into general use. Soon voyages would become frequent. Barnes History published by american Book Company 1800-1919 pages 26 and 27 tells of how Queen Elizabeth gave a large tract in the new world to Sir Walter Raleigh, which in her honor, was named Virginia. Raleigh sent out a colony in 1588 but instead of working to settle the colony the colonists spent their time looking for gold and pearls.
They soon wasted their supply of food and would have starved if not for Sir Francis Drake who happened to pass that way and took them back to England. Raleigh was very disappointed but when he heard the news it was told that he said he hoped to live long enough to see a colony planted in his Heart Land. Since Raleigh was executed in 1618 he never knew of the Plymouth Colony (1620) but hopefully someone carried news to him of the Jamestown Settlement in 1607.(to be continued)
The Next Decade: Events from 1607 to 1617.
To be Continued in the Next Daily Bites of History Series
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The Great Awakening
There is Nothing Wrong with the Constitution it's the people we elected to uphold their oaths ,That are the Problems .
This my friends is where all our hopes and dreams ,Freedoms ,Liberties were formed some 240 years ago ,by a group of men with foresight to see way down the road for what is today. The Greatest Country in the World,And Still Is,as long as WE THE PEOPLE STAND UP FOR OUR FREEDOMS