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

History of Boston

The history of Boston is an important part of the history of the United States as a country. Boston is one of the most historic towns in Massachusetts. It is… Read more »