The Pequot War convinced several colonies to band together for mutual protection from the French and Indians. They formed The New England Confederation. It lasted about 40 years. During the English Civil Wars, the colonies were on their own; no help came from the mother country. French foreign policy was one of containment of the prosperous English in North America. It is why after 150 years, the colonies were still huddled along the Atlantic seaboard.
The confederation was something of a precursor to the colonies’ response to another threat in the mid 1770s.
posted on 07/13/2010 12:03:14 PM PDT
(Tyrants should fear for their personal safety.)
I never knew that...thanks for that insight. One of those that’s so spot on yet so obvious when one thinks about it.
posted on 07/13/2010 1:41:06 PM PDT
(The Stone Age did not end because they ran out of stones...)
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