Potomac River Map

The Potomac River stretches 290 miles from western Maryland to the Chesapeake Bay, forming the present border between Virginia and Maryland for much of its length. As the... Read more

Praying Towns

The term âœpraying towns❠generally refers to Christian Native American villages set up by the Massachusetts Bay Colony between 1651 and 1674, although similar settlements were also created... Read more

Precious Metals

The quest for gold and silver played a large role in the European colonization of the Americas, particularly in its earliest stages. Columbus noted in the diary of... Read more

Latin American Guide

The federal capital is transferred from Philadelphia to the District of Columbia. Two years later, Congress provides the city with its first municipal charter. Joseph Marion Fernandez (1783-1857)... Read more

American Puritanism

The first group of Puritans, or Pilgrims, landed in Plymouth (modern-day Massachusetts) on December 20, 1620, and established the Plymouth Colony in New England. Upon landing, forty-one persons... Read more

Puerto Rico Map

The early twentieth century is pocketed with Connecticut interaction with the peoples and places of Latin America and the Caribbean. Yale University professor Hiram Bingham directed an expedition... Read more

Map of Colorado

A Latino Political Voice Emerges Meanwhile, Latinos were also making waves in territorial politics, as politicians debated the use of the Spanish language in government proceedings. In 1868,... Read more

Holiday in Puerto Rico

Puerto Rican and Latino Studies. Other universities, such as Southern Connecticut State University, now offer specialized programs in Latin American Studies. In 1995 Connecticut was one of the... Read more

Colorado Guide

U. S. Congress creates the Territory of Colorado. At the Battle of Glorieta Pass, the Colorado Regiment helps to defeat the Confederate Army. A number of Spanish Americans... Read more

Travel to Puerto Rico

Background The earliest known explorer to the Connecticut coastline was a Portuguese captain, Estevam (Estevao) Gomes de Santo (name changed in Spain to Esteban Gomez). Gomes sailed with... Read more