I was watching Aerial America lst night that was on the Dakota territory and we had to purchase the land from France. If we were here first then how is it that we had to purchase the land from France? They had to have had it first. So how did they get here before the British?
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Thanks for all that information. Interesting about the copper bottom boats. I never heard of that.
Barnacles reduced the speed of ships, the growths interrupting the flow of water against ships' keels. Copper-bottoming was introduced in the late 18th Century, thus we out-sailed and out-manoeuvred the French who hadn't yet - or never experimented
Yes I could understand this. Thanks for the added information.
I agree dahoglund different parts of what is now the USA were first settled by different European powers. Doesn't Los Angeles sound Spanish? San Francisco also Spanish? Baton Rouge sounds French. Orleans is a city in France hence New Orleans...
Rod and Dahoglund, I appreciate your additions to this question. Yes, lots of places sound like they are Fr. & Spanish. Much around here is American Indian.
Thank you for all that information. I am now wondering what we were taught in school and are they teaching all the right things now.
Lady G. I think that is a big concern right now. We have so much history that is being rewritten for political correctness. I don't think this is the right thing to do. We need to know our history, warts and all.
MizB, I got some information a while ago that they now say that Columbus did NOT discover the North America. I also have read that the Viking were the first. I just wonder what the correct info is and are we being taught something else??
Yeah, he would do that as far as history tells us of him. Sounds kind of familiar with what is going on the int Middle East and our very own Military Generals. Put it this way..we need no other country's oil.
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