Which European country colonized what region of America?

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By: Annette

5 Min Quiz

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About This Quiz

America is a quilt-work of cultures and nationalities, but the country was first colonized by Europe. Are you familiar with which European country colonized which region of America? In this quiz, we'll test your knowledge of U.S. settlement, and by the end, you'll see that our culture is also quite French, English, Spanish​ and even Norse!

Who settled the first Connecticut colony?

They were pushed out by the British.

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Who were the first to colonize Newark, New Jersey?

Who ever thought that New Jersey was originally British? Seems counterintuitive.

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Who colonized Louisiana?

That's the French Quarter for ya. Louisiana is very French!

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Who seized Pensacola, Florida?

The Spanish made many parts of Florida their home. Do you blame them?

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Who conquered Tucson, Arizona first?

Good ole Tucson was conquered by the Spanish. You can still see the signs of the Spanish everywhere. And South Americans, of course.

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Who conquered the Providence of Georgia?

The British conquered Georgia? Seems implausible.

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Who conquered Los Angeles?

There are signs of Spanish culture all over LA, such as Spanish architecture!

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Who conquered San Francisco first?

The Spanish seriously had their hands in all of California. They were smart conquerers.

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Who had their hands in most of Massachusetts?

Leave it to the British to create New England. There are still signs of them everywhere!

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Who conquered Governors Island in the New York harbor?

The Dutch? Seems surprising, doesn't it?

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Who colonized Maryland first?

The English have it again! They just barreled through this country.

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What was the first colonial power to reach the Grand Canyon?

They came in from the West and just kept conquering from there!

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Who conquered Maine first?

See a pattern here? Those Brits were conquering the East Coast!

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St. Augustine, Florida was settled by ___:

St. Augustine, considered the oldest city in America, was established in 1565.

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Who first conquered Bergen, New Jersey?

Very sneaky! But we must ask the Dutch people: why Bergen?

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Who first conquered Pennsylvania?

Let yourself not be confused about the Pennsylvania Dutch. More of that anon.

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Who settled in Mobile, Alabama?

The French settled in Alabama! Why did they like the South so much?

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Who settled in San Antonio?

Can you imagine the British in Texas? Would be hilarious.

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Who settled Monterey, California?

At this point, just give the West to the Spanish. They DOMINATED.

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Who claimed Newport, Rhode Island?

All those mansions! It had to be the British.

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The Pilgrims were from where?

They landed in the East Coast! And then it was hard to push them out.

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Where did the Pilgrims land?

That's where it all began. . . Good ole Plymouth.

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Who pushed the Dutch out of Connecticut?

Leave it to the British. Always pushing people out!

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Who originally inhabited New York?

It was originally called New Amsterdam! Imagine how different it would have been.

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Who settled Delaware after the Dutch?

Are you surprised? The Swedes totally dived in there!

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What religious group first settled Pennsylvania?

It was a Quaker settlement under William Penn.

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Who first settled Virginia?

The state was named after Queen Elizabeth!

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After failed attempts, who settled North Carolina?

They finally did it! It just took some time. . .

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Who first settled North Dakota?

It was actually the Scottish for once! Go Scots!

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Who created the first settlement in Illinois?

The French started settlement in Illinois, but alas, it went to the British in time.

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Which of these was NOT a New England colony?

You knew that, right?

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Which of these was NOT a Middle Colony?

Louisiana was definitely not a Middle Colony. And it was colonized by the French.

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Which of these was NOT a New England colony?

Surprised? So was I!

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Which of these was NOT a Southern Colony?

This, actually, was not surprising.

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When did the Pilgrims found Plymouth Rock?

That's a pretty important year. 1492 ain't bad either.

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