Category: Colonial Era

"Signing the Mayflower Compact," oil painting by Edward Percy Moran, circa 1900

The Mayflower Compact

The Mayflower Compact was a social contract the pilgrims signed in November 1620 in order to establish law and order in the new colony. Why Was the Mayflower Compact Written?… Read more »

Trimount, or Boston As It Was, illustration published in Gleason's pictorial, circa 1850

The History of Boston

The history of Boston is an important part of the history of the United States as a country. Boston is considered the birthplace of the American Revolution because so many… Read more »