Discovering America Podcast

Discovering America Podcast

140-Colonization of Rhode Island part six

The New England colonies are visited by the commissioners of England to sort things out; finally there will be peace...

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139-John F. Kennedy speech on July 4,1962

To celebrate this great holiday, I read a great speech, one by Pres. John F. Kennedy on July 4, 1962 at Independence...

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138-A reading of the 1663 Rhode Island Charter

I read the Rhode Island charter of 1663 for your enjoyment and enlightenment.

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137-Colonization of Rhode Island part five

The Rhode Island’s government had to stand its ground against the on slot of those who tried to take away its...

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136-stay safe

Time on your hands? Listen to a podcast. Above all stay safe during these unsettling times.

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135-A Christmas Story by Richard Armour

I read a Christmas story entitled, “the Year Santa Went Modern,” written by Richard Armour. May you have a great time...

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134-Letter by Sir Henry Vane-1653

A letter written by Sir Henry Vane sent to Roger Williams wondering why the people of the Plantations and Aquidneck...

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133-a colonial document written in Dec 1647

The colonial settlers and leaders were trying to set a government through their own general assemblies far away from...

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132-Colonization of Rhode Island part four

You would think that the charter of 1644, the plantations and Rhode Island had all they needed to move forward but,...

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131-Colonization of Rhode Island part three

Unlike Massachusetts, Rhode Island and the plantations just did not have a firm foundation of government, which gave...

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130-Colonization of Rhode Island part two

The separation of Williams’ plantations settlements and Coddington’s Rhode Island settlements from that of the more...

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129-Colonization of Rhode Island

The other English colonies didn’t like the opinions or the teachings of Roger Williams and it was decided he must go....

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128-A Letter Home from Richard Ffrethorne

A letter sent home from a young indentured servant expressing his situation and begging for money so he could come...

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127-Maryland Colonization part four

The final parts describing Maryland really comes down to a few major items, the succession of the Calverts through...

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126-Maryland Colonization part three

Lord Baltimore had control of Maryland but, this was short lived. The disputes in Europe lead some to take advantage...

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125-Maryland Colonization part two

William Claiborne sailed over from England in 1621, became secretary of the province and was later appointed...

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124-Maryland Colonization

King James I was gracious enough to grant Lord Baltimore or George Calvert a stretch of land at the South Eastern...

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123-Jamestown part three

It seems tough times for Jamestown and Virginia were behind them, not quite. King James annuls the Virginia Company’s...

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Thanksgiving Message 2018

Happy thanksgiving, may you enjoy the day with friends and family.

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Jamestown part two

Jamestown and Virginia were having a hard time keeping colonists alive. Jamestown was not located in a prime...

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